20 October-A Georgian Organ Recital in Southwark


St. George-the-Martyr Church in Borough, Southwark are pleased to announce the launch of the St. George's Organ Restoration Appeal. This exciting event will be of no little interest to members of the Georgian Group. 

The church building is itself a fine example of Georgian architecture (John Price 1735) and it is at St. George's that Abraham Jordan, who was a parishioner and had his works opposite the church, installed his first organ in 1702. Having previously been a distiller, he became the most celebrated Georgian organ builder of his day and his son continued that tradition and was the parish organist.  This notable instrument also includes some of Bernard Smith's earliest known work which predates the building.

The church are delighted to have the next Lord Mayor of the City of London, Dr. Andrew Parmley, performing for them. The recital will be preceded by a short talk by Dominic Gwynn, one of the nation's foremost experts in Georgian organs, and they look forward to extending a warm welcome to members of the Georgian Group on the 20th October 2016. The exhibition opens at 5.30pm and the talk at 6.45pm. The organ recital begins at 7pm and refreshments are served from 6pm and after the recital. 

If you are interested in attending please contact Sarah Farrow at admin@stgeorge-themartyr.co.uk mentioning that you are a member of the Georgian Group.