In September last year, after over three years of no tuning or repairs, I appointed David Houlgate as the churches new Organ Tuner. With a budget granted by the PCC of £1,000.00,
David set to the task of doing some much needed repairs.
notes which had previously stopped sounding have now been repaired and one stop on the swell organ, which has never worked in all my time here, is once again sounding. In places leather to the sound boards have been replaced. All in all the organ is
now sounding much brighter and the clarinet on the choir organ is sounding brilliant now all the tuning has been completed.
In order to reduce the amount of air that was escaping from the great organ, we have had to disconnect the Mixture stop for the time being. I hope we will be able to get this fixed in the near future
and have asked David for a quote to see if this is possible.
and his colleague, Jonathan, have proved to be very good value, having visited the organ eight times in the last six months.
There is of course much more work we could do, but we have to be mindful of the parish’s financial limitations. However, with regular tuning and dealing with faults as they arise, we
will be able to keep this lovely instrument on the road for a long while.