Designed and constructed by the renowned Danish organ firm, Marcussen, the organ boasts a modest, classical specification, ideal for the performance of Baroque music. Built on the Werk-Prinzip, (‘principle of works’) a form of organ design established and developed in North Germany in the late 17th century, though not labelled as such at the time, each division is housed in its own roofed cabinet. The character of each division and the relationships between them, not just tonally but also visually, is an important feature of these organs.
A sensitive tracker action, uncompromising craftsmanship and quality of sound are all identifiable characteristics of the Marcussen organ. It certainly makes the organ a joy to play, but perhaps the most important aspect is that the music and all the organist wishes to convey has been, and still is, the primary consideration.
The organ’s contribution to worship and musical life at St Mary’s is vast. Every week the instrument is used for rehearsal, accompanying, worship, and teaching purposes. In 2015, the organ received a thorough refurbishment, overseen by Marcussen. The same man, who installed the organ some thirty years ago, returned to St Mary’s and spent five days maintaining and tuning the instrument, ensuring many more years of fine music making.
Music By The Bridge Concerts and Recitals 2018 season
Our Autumn 2018 season dates have now been published:
Sunday 30th September
St George’s College, Weybridge – Chamber Choir conducted by Richard Quesnel, accompanied by Katy Silverman.
A programme of music from 17th Century England to illustrate the history of St Mary’s Church from Reformation to Restoration
Sunday 14th October
Organ Recital Susanne Doll, St. Leonard Kirke, Basel
Sunday 5th November
Organ Recital Travis Baker, St Mary’s Putney
Sunday 9th December
The Bromley Boy Singers conducted by Travis Baker
This internationally acclaimed choir will perform a Christmas programme to include Benjamin Britten’s, Ceremony of Carols.
Concerts begin at 19:15 following the evening Caritas service and run for approximately 45 minutes.
Tickets cost £5 on the door. Putney Pantry will be open to serve drinks and food.
For future local and national concerts, see http://www.organrecitals.com