11 May 2013
St Swithun, Worcester
Day Conference: Restoration of the 1795 William & Robert Gray/1844 John Nicholson organ
The most complete remaining instrument from the Gray brothers' workshop
Topics & Speakers
The Georgian Churches of Worcester with special reference to St Swithun's - David Whitehead
Keyboards and Cholera: the life and near death of St Swithun's and its organ - Jim Berrow
Robert & William Gray: their origins, workshop and instruments - Nicholas Thistlethwaite
The Restoration of the St Swithun's organ - Dominic Gwynn & Martin Goetze
Playing the English organ of the 1830s and 40s, with particular reference to the collections of Vincent Novello - Andrew McCrea
Recital - Andrew McCrea
The Wetheringsett organ (Goetze & Gwynn 2002) is on loan to Swithun's from the Royal College of Organists.
JIm Berrow's monograph on the St Swithun's organ is published by Positif Press.