The Organist Entertains
Monday 19 November
AYR ORGAN 2018
The Organist Entertains - JOHN TURNER Freelance Organist, Glasgow
Mondays at 12 noon in Ayr Town Hall with the Lewis Organ
10th Anniversary Year
Fort, Seafield & Wallacetoun Community Council
THE VOICE of Ayrshire
In 1902, the Organ Sub-Committee of Ayr’s Town Council were unanimous in their resolve to once again engage Lewis & Co. of Brixton to provide a worthy replacement to the celebrated instrument they had completed in 1881, only to perish in the devastating Town Hall fire of 1897.
Complete by the Autumn of 1904, the Lewis firm created an instrument of considerable musical resources from a modest twenty-seven speaking stops, and as an unaltered example of Edwardian organ building these qualities continue to be appreciated by players and listeners alike. The organ’s significance was further recognised in 2013 with the awarding of a Grade 1 Historic Organ Certificate by the British Institute of Organ Studies.
After well over a century at the heart of music making in Ayrshire, the time is now approaching when this outstanding instrument will require thorough and painstaking restoration, meanwhile we hope you will enjoy the kaleidoscopic breadth of music once again on offer this year – featuring performers from the United Kingdom and continents beyond in this, the tenth anniversary series of the Organist Entertains.
For further information contact
Marie Cameron, Office, Ayr Town Hall Tel: 01292 617638
Ayr Town Hall Tel: 01292 291297 Mob: 07772 134347