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Manchester Town Hall Cavaille-Coll

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#1 musicalmalc

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Posted 16 March 2020 - 12:01

EDIT: THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED

 

 

On Friday afternoon between 2 and 4pm, the organ at Manchester Town Hall will be available to see and play for the last time in several years.

 

It is due to be removed imminently for full restoration which as far as I can gather will take it back to the original Cavaille-Coll spec so the TC Lewis Echo division and 5th manual will go.

 

I believe there will be representatives from Nicholsons and Flentrop who must be doing the restoration between them.

 

I don't know the schedule as to when it will be re-installed since the whole town hall building which is a Victorian Gothic masterpiece often used for films and TV is undergoing a massive renovation lasting several years.


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