Weʼre raising £5,000 to help us restore the All Saints Church, Cheltenham historic organ designed by Adolph von Holst and probably played by Gustav!
- All Saints Church, Pittville, Cheltenham www.allsaintschelt.net
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The organ of All Saints is a very special historic instrument in a very special Grade 1 listed building. It was designed by Adolph von Holst - Gustav's father - and built by the illustrious organ builders, Hill & Son.
After 125 years of service, it needs some essential work and I want to play my part in saving this magnificent instrument for future generations. At 10pm on June 16th, I will launch my Organ Marathon. With only short essential stops, I will play for 24 hours, music from across the ages, styles and genres. If you can't sleep, join me on All Saints Livestream - I will be there!
You can play your part too. Please help me rescue this magnificent organ by sponsoring me. Request your favourite piece (for a minimum of £20- depending what it is!) although I can't guarantee it will be played when you are awake! But do come and listen during the day.
Donations will go directly to help repair key parts of the organ during 2023. Thank you.
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May 29, 2023
All the best.
Dr Liz Cooper
May 23, 2023
Fantastic cause! Please play Karg-Elert’s ‘Nun danket’. If you can give a timetable, I’ll make sure that I’m awake for it!
May 16, 2023
May 15, 2023
As long as you play the Rach 3, ha ha !
May 11, 2023
Let's get you started! Good luck James
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James MacDowall-Scott, Director of Music
All Saints Church, Pittville, Cheltenham www.allsaintschelt.net
I am fortunate to have played on some of the best organs across the UK, both as a Church Musician and as a recitalist. The Holst organ at All Saints is also a very fine instrument indeed. Join me in my daring endeavour to raise funds to carry out much needed repairs!