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 organs 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.