Savour the sound of Trinity's church organ

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Organist Gareth Moore will be at the console of possibly one of the most spectacular organs in the island this weekend, on Sunday May 21.

Mr Moore will be playing the instrument in Trinity Methodist Church in Douglas, where he is the resident organist.

The concert this weekend will start at 3pm and entry is free but attendees are asked for a retirement donation at the end, when refreshments will also be served.

Mr Moore is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and, for a period, was music teacher and chapel organist at King William’s College, where he was eventually appointed director of music. He is currently not just organist at Trinity Methodist Church, but also at Ballagarey Chapel in St Mark’s

Island organ builder Peter Jones said the organ at Trinity is notable for its imposing appearance and craftsmanship.

’It was built by Foster and Andrews in the 1880s, and its appearance is remarkable, even for a firm known for their impressive case designs. Its position in the church, central at the front, resulted in an organ of unusual height, with a display of boldly-coloured front-pipes. Whoever designed the casework did not lack confidence or imagination,’ he said.

This event is promoted by the Isle of Man Organists’ Association

The Association offers help for anyone wanting to learn, or improve their organ playing. Call John Riley on 675569 for further details.

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