The Organ Project at St Mary’s, Portsea

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23.01.23 The Organ Project at St Mary’s, Portsea: recital series 2023
09.07.23 Mo’Jive Tea Dance and Come and Sing Festival Choral Evensong

The Organ Project has been established to interpret, restore, enhance and celebrate the heritage associated with 130 years of music-making in St Mary’s Church, Portsea.

The unique 1889 Walker pipe organ is at the heart of life within the Parish but is now in a critical condition where interim repairs are no longer sufficient to keep this nationally significant instrument from being lost.

We will engage with local communities, develop volunteer skills and enthuse visitors with an exciting programme of activities; interpreting the organ’s history, science, sound and function, and sharing its undoubted awe.

By restoring this organ to its original Victorian character, we will inspire a new generation of musicians, students and audiences, and further extend the outreach of a less-privileged, but dedicated Parish church, to the diverse inner-city community in Portsmouth and beyond.

The Organ Project will make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities.

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    November 10, 2023
    Organ recital for the Organ Project by John Sharples (Arundel Cathedral) Recital ProgrammeImperial March – (arr G C Martin) Edward Elgar (1857-1934)Prelude & Fugue in E flat major (St Anne BWV 552) – J S Bach (1685-1750)Elegy – George Thalben...
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    October 13, 2023
    Organ recital for the Organ Project by Simon Taranczuk (King’s, Worcester) Fantasia in G, BWV 572 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)Arabesque – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)Scherzetto – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)Psalm Prelude, Set 1 No. 1 – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)Choral No. 3...
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    July 14, 2023
    Organ recital by Harvey James Stansfield from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Harvey James Stansfield’s passion for organ music has driven his studies under renowned names such as Daniel Moult and Nicholas Wearne, and his diverse talent has seen him flourish as...
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    June 18, 2023
    The Zephyr Wind Ensemble will be performing a varied recital of music, including pieces by Mozart, Fauré and Janefelt, amongst others. Free entry. Donations to the Music Foundation – helping provide young people in Portsmouth with musical education and opportunities...
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    June 9, 2023
    Our 2023 Organ Recital series continues at 7pm on 9th June, with a recital given by Anthony Froggatt, former Organist and Master of the Choristers at Portsmouth Cathedral. Read preview notes. Anthony Froggatt is a former Organist and Master of...
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    May 5, 2023
    The 2023 Organ Recital series continues with a recital given by CanonPeter Gould (formerly Derby Cathedral), with a Coronation theme. Born in Portsmouth, Peter Gould studied Organ, Piano and Cello at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Whilst there he...
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    April 14, 2023
    The 2023 Organ Recital series continues with a recital given by Nigel Stark, Director of Music at St. Martin’s and St. Mary’s Stamford. Nigel will play what promises to be a fantastic programme (c.45 minutes to one hour):• Fantasia and...
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    March 3, 2023
    The 2023 Organ Recital series continues with a recital given by Luke Fitzgerald, Assistant Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral. Luke Fitzgerald is an organist, conductor and composer with a particular interest in liturgical music and opera. In 2015-16, Luke...
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    February 25, 2023
    The 2023 Organ Recital series continues with a recital given by local young organists, with the Portsmouth District Organists Association. About The Organ Project The historic restoration of the 1889 J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. pipe organ in St Mary’s...
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    February 10, 2023
    The 2023 Organ Recital series begins at 7pm on 10th February, with a recital given by Timothy Guntrip, Organist and Director of Music at Uckfield Parish Church. Tim Guntrip spent over a decade living in Malta where, following studies in...
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    November 4, 2022
    Programme:Finale – in modo Festivo (from Baroque Suite) – J.H. Reginald DixonAch blieb bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 649 – Bach Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom himmel herunter BWV 650- BachBenedictus – Alec RowleyChurch Bells Beyond the Stars –...
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    October 16, 2022
    Admission is free. There will be a retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation, which supports young people from the area in developing their musical skills.
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    November 11, 2022
    Tom Bell is Artistic Director of the London Organ Day, practices as an independent organ adviser, and until 2018 served as Organist and Choirmaster at St.Michael’s Chester Square in central London. He writes occasionally and amongst others his work has...
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    October 14, 2022
    David Price is Organist and Master of the Choristers at Portsmouth Cathedral. Before he came to Portsmouth he was Assistant Organist of Ely Cathedral having previously held Organ Scholarships at Rochester Cathedral and Croydon Parish Church. Since David has been...
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    September 30, 2022
    The historic restoration of the 1889 J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. pipe organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea, began in October 2020, undertaken by Nicholson & Co Ltd. of Malvern, with expert guidance from Dr. William McVicker, and funding support...
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    September 16, 2022
    The historic restoration of the 1889 J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. pipe organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea, began in October 2020, undertaken by Nicholson & Co Ltd. of Malvern, with expert guidance from Dr. William McVicker, and funding support...
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    August 5, 2022
    The historic restoration of the 1889 J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. pipe organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea, began in October 2020, undertaken by Nicholson & Co Ltd. of Malvern, with expert guidance from Dr. William McVicker, and funding support...
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    July 16, 2022
    Please book a free ticket at https://theorganproject.org/dedication. Service of Dedication, Heritage Restoration Presentation by Dr. William McVicker and Andrew Caskie (Nicholson & Co. Ltd.), and an Inaugural Recital given by Thomas Trotter. The historic restoration of the 1889 J.W. Walker...