The Fr Willis Organ at the Church of St Mary Magdalene,
Church Square, Taunton, TA1 5SQ has recently undergone a full and massive overhaul with the work being undertaken
by Michael Farley. In celebration of the completion of this work, a series of recitals and concerts have been planned
throughout the Autumn.
Saturday 12 October at 7.30pm Celebration Concert introduced by Charlie
Taylor of BBC Radio Somerset with Brass Ensemble, Timps,
Soloists, Augmented Choir & the newly renovated Father Willis Organ - featuring Andrew Carter, John Bodiley, Julia Steward, Ed Jenkins, Stephen Bell, Miles Quick Organists.
Sunday 20 October at 3pm Celebration Recital - James Lancelot (Former Director of Music) Organist, Durham Cathedral) Tickets
followed by tea and then 5pm
Worship@5 featuring the organ. "Why is Our Organ Essential?"; a 45-minute service led by the Revd Dennis Cavaghan,
and featuring an organ dedication moment.
Saturday 2 November at 3pm Organ PLUS Concert - Miles
Quick Organ, Gregory Steward: Voice & Trumpet, Ellen Steward; Clarinet.
Saturday 23 November at 3pm
Lecture Recital on Elgar by Andrew Millington (Former Director of Music, Exeter Cathedral) - shared event with Somerset Organists
& Choirs Association
December at 3pm Concert by Somerset County Orchestra (conductor: David Hedges) to include: Zipoli Adagio for oboe, cello, organ and strings. Handel Organ Concerto Op 4 No 5 in F major (soloist: Miles Quick).
Tickets will be available from the Ticket and Travel Centre, The
Sunday 20 October at 3:00pm - St John’s, Taunton
- Somerset Voices, Conductor, Graham Caldbeck, Peter King (Organ)
Italian Baroquery, including Monteverdi, Lotti, Pergolesi, and Vivaldi (Gloria)