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£2,240raised of £2,000 target by 48 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to go towards the repair and restoration of our fine 3-manual organ, (including some original 1799 John Avery pipework), at Christ Church Bath.

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At 7 a.m. on Wednesday 12th December, I will begin a 12-hour 'Marathon Organathon' at Christ Church. My goal is to raise urgently-needed funds for the repair and restoration of our organ, which I have the joy and privilege of playing every week. I aim to restrict myself to just an occasional 5 mins comfort break, as and when needed. The total cost of the organ refurbishment is no less than £106,500, of which there is a £46,500 shortfall in monies.

Once the refurbishment is completed in February 2019, Christ Church will have one of the finest pipe organs in Bath. Please click on the LINK at the bottom of this section for more details.

We will have a truly wonderful instrument, not just for our services and other religious/secular events, but on which to showcase professional organists from this area and further afield. There will be an inaugural recital to commemorate the newly refurbished instrument and we can look forward to a professional recital series at Christ Church in the not too distant future.

We plan to expand the programme of concerts and performances in this beautiful church, which is already the venue for many other well-attended external events, open to the public.

The Organathon is not a recital, but I will be playing from an expansive repertoire of organ music for 12 hours. It is important to mention that I shall be playing on a substitute 2-manual digital organ, as the main organ is already out of commission. The church will of course be open throughout the day should anyone wish to come in. Your generous support will be enormously appreciated by me and everyone at Christ Church.

Thank you.

Keith Pigot


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  • Keith Pigot21 hrs ago
    Keith Pigot

    Keith Pigot

    21 hrs ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Delighted to report that I completed my Marathon Organathon at 7.10 p.m. last night. Better still, I can report that I have well-exceeded my fundraising target - thanks to the generosity of all my supporters. The day commenced with a telephone interview with BBC Radio Bristol, minutes' before the start of my 12-hour marathon at 7 a.m. My Organathon began with Bach and ended with Bach. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Keith.

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  • Keith Pigot3 days ago
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    Keith Pigot

    3 days ago

    The Organathon kicks off in just 8 hours from now. The day will begin and finish with music by the 'great master' (JS Bach). Thank you for supporting me. Thank you also to Cafe Lucca, Greenbird Cafe and The Beckford Bottleshop in Bath who have kindly donated delicious pastries, mince pies and mulled wine for visitors to enjoy between 9 and 11 a.m. and 12 and 2 p.m. while I am playing. We hope you and any other visitors will come along to Christ Church if you are free. Kind regards, Keith Keith Keith

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Page last updated on: 12/14/2018 12:17 AM



  • Anonymous


    Dec 13, 2018

    With that footwork you should be on 'Strictly'!


  • Tessa Claridge

    Tessa Claridge

    Dec 13, 2018

    Well done Keith - keep on pedalling!


  • Geoff


    Dec 12, 2018

    Well done Keith, great effort.


  • Nick


    Dec 12, 2018

    Well done Keith. Less than three hours to go. Very therapeutic listening on a fraught day.


  • Anonymous


    Dec 12, 2018

    We're very proud of you Keith - thank you so much for all you contribute to the music of Christ Church. We look forward to hearing you later today.

  • Peter Woodward

    Peter Woodward

    Dec 12, 2018

    Wonderful effort Keith. You're now at your target line. Just keep on pedalling right through to that triumphant final chord!


  • Jane Warren

    Jane Warren

    Dec 12, 2018

    Well done Keith. A brilliant idea to support an excellent cause.


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Keith Pigot

Keith Pigot

Bath, UK

Following an extensive and rewarding career as Director of Music at several Independant Schools in the UK and Singapore, I moved to Bath with my partner, Marie, in 2012. I have been organist and Assistant Director of Music at Christ Church, Julian Road, since February 2013.

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