Worcester - Tour of Cathedral 'Pipe Dreams'
Thursday 14 November 2019
Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society of Hereford and Worcester for a guided tour and demonstration of Worcester Cathedral's organs and supper.
This is a second opportunity to attend this popular talk and supper, which was considerably oversubscribed last year. Places are limited to 28 so you are advised to book early. If you wish, there is the chance to attend Choral Evensong before the talk.
Music in Worcester Cathedral dates back to monastic singing in the Benedictine Abbey. It is thought the first organ was installed in 1417, followed by a succession of instruments and re-builds, including organs made by Thomas Dallam, William Hill, and Robert Hope-Jones. In 2006, Hope-Jones’s organ (except for its transept case and pedal pipes) made way for a new state-of-the-art instrument, built by Kenneth Tickell, which blends centuries-old pipe-making and woodworking skills with computer control systems. The cathedral also houses a small 17th century organ, a small organ by Tickell, and a three-manual Rodgers digital organ.
If you would like to attend this event, please complete the booking form using the link below.
Booking for this event is now closed.