Ten young students performed on the new Harrison and Harrison organ at Edington Priory on a glorious May afternoon. Programme
PipeUp students and other young musicians (aged between 7 and 19) played the great Willis Cathedral Organ at Salisbury, with tuition from the Cathedral organists and PipeUp tutors.
Twelve current PipeUp students played a variety of pieces, including works by JS Bach, César Franck, Boellman, Jongen and Demessieux. The students’ ages range from 7 to 18.
On Sunday 15th October 14 young organists in the PipeUp Scheme gathered at the Parish Church in Lyme Regis to play a concert on the fine Skrabl organ. PipeUp now has tutors in several parts of the large Diocese, and some of the players travelled long distances to take part. There were players from Swindon, Devizes, Salisbury, Dorchester, Honiton plus two locals from Lyme Regis. They ranged in age from 9 to 17. In a programme lasting just over an hour the large audience heard a wonderfully varied programme, including early music by Pachelbel, plenty of JS Bach, romantic music by Mendelssohn and Grieg and modern pieces by Peeters and Philip Moore. Everyone commented on how assured the young players seemed to be, with remarkably little sign of nerves. They can now look forward to the next combined event, which will be a morning at the great Willis organ in Salisbury Cathedral on February 24th, 2018.