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www.allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk

The Friends of All Saints' Music 'aims to foster the unbroken tradition of 600 years of regular daily and weekly worship with music, which at All Saints incorporates the Boy and Girl Choristers, as well as the Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars. FOASM also supports the recruitment, training and development of the young singers, a considerable task given that many schools are unable to pay for choral singing. In addition, the Friends are key in acquiring funds to help pay for scholarships, music tuition and the choir’s tours and recordings.'

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www.bathabbey.org

'We have a long tradition of producing exceptional music, something about which we remain passionate. The Abbey Choirs' performances are world-class, appreciated not just by our own music-loving congregation, but deservedly, further afield, reaching many people through their CD recordings and broadcasts ... Our music programme also extends to singing training, concerts and performance workshops for local schoolchildren ... The Abbey promotes three series of Organ Concerts during the year ...'

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Also indexedBath Abbey Music Society
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beverleyminster.org.uk

'There is a strong musical tradition at the Minster. The building has the largest collection of medieval musician carvings in Europe, a 200 year old organ built by Snetzler, a choral tradition going back to the plainsong of the medieval Vicars Choral, and currently a flourishing diversity of traditional and contemporary music.'

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bridlingtonpriory.co.uk

'Hosts a significant range of concerts and recitals: 'The Bridlington Priory Organ is acknowledged to be one of the largest and finest parish church organs in the country ... Each year eminent organists from numerous countries ask to be included in our summer recital series ...'

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www.christchurchpriory.org/services-and-events

'The Priory is a popular venue for concerts. The unique atmosphere and spacious acoustic make it an ideal place to enjoy a wide variety of music ...There is a large scale evening concert on at least one Saturday each month ... The popular series of organ concerts takes place weekly on Thursdays, with 10 concerts each term ... In the summer months, we promote a series of Celebrity Organ Recitals on Wednesday evenings ...'

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www.doncasterminster.co.uk

'The Minster continues the rich history, spanning back to medieval times, of providing excellent choral and organ music to enhance our worship ... The "Mighty" Schulze organ is a major asset and attraction for visitors from all around the UK and across the world.'

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www.doreabbey.org.uk

The Friends of Dore Abbey ... was formed in 1993 after this fine Grade 1 Listed Building was threatened with closure ... The building has wonderful acoustics and The Friends have established concert and choral events during the warmer months of the year. Artists such as Emma Kirkby, Tasmin Little, John Lill, Jennifer Pike and John Williams have given recitals ... [However] ‘The future of Dore Abbey is under review [November 2017]. There are options ranging from “do nothing” and letting it slowly close as the running costs become unbearable, to re-inventing the Abbey as a central part of our community with an educational dimension and a place people will want to visit.’

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www.greatmalvernpriory.org.uk

‘The Priory has a strong musical tradition. We have a talented Director of Music, strong choirs and dedicated organists who lead the music. The Priory Choir consists of adults and children while the Priory Singers is a mixed voice choir for adults. In addition, we enjoy the resources of a mixed-age orchestra, a Praise Group and a nascent Worship Band ... The organ is widely used by the church and the community in general; some five civic services and ten local school services per year are held, as well as concerts, organ recitals and teaching sessions.‘

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www.gtyarmouthminster.org

'The largest parish church in England ... In 1942 the church was completely gutted during a German air raid leaving only the Norman tower and the walls standing. With the aid of a War Damage Commission grant and fund raising by local people and businesses the church was rebuilt (architect - Stephen Dykes Bower). The Church was reconsecrated in 1961 ... On December 9th, 2011 the Lord Bishop of Norwich designated St Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth a Minster Church. From then on, its official title is The Minster Church of St Nicholas ... The organ was built in 1882 by William Hill, one of the best English organ builders of his time ... Although the organ still sounds wonderful it is in dire need of restoration ...'

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www.halifaxminster.org.uk

Halifax Minster has a long tradition of music making and this includes choirs, the Harrison and Snetzler organs, and an ever expanding concert programme ... The Minster Chamber Choir is for experienced singers who sing occasional services, and some concerts. The standard is high, and an ability to read music is essential. Joint occasions with the Minster Choir and Brass make for an exciting performance, especially around Christmas and the Minster Summer Festival. New members always welcome ... The Friends of the Music organize series of lunchtime organ recitals on Thursdays.’

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www.stmargaretskingslynn.org.uk

King’s Lynn Minster possesses a fine four-part choir performing, to a high standard, repertoire that spans from the 16th century to the present day ... The Minster organ is one of the most written about organs and it is without doubt a landmark in the development of organ building in this country. John Snetzler’s first large instrument, only ever exceeded by a small margin, by his organ for Beverley Minster, this organ was acclaimed the finest in the country – a claim too often made for many organs, but in this case, one affirmed by Holdich when he repaired and added pedals to the organ 100 years later. It established Snetzler’s reputation as the leading organ builder of the second half of the 18th century and organ maker to the King ...’

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lancasterpriory.org

'Music is at the heart of all that we do. It lifts us when we are sad and it helps us celebrate our most joyous moments in life. Some are given the gift to perform, and we are very fortunate to have some talented musicians in the Priory, and their singing and playing enhances our worship as they join their voices with the angels in praising God ... Our music programme offers a wide ranging experience from worship at any of our choral services, or an organ recital, to a concert by one of our young performers or experienced professional musicians ...'

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www.leedsminster.org

'The present building was erected in 1841 and from early times was known for its outstanding music. This continues to the present day as the Minster community celebrates the English Sacred Choral Tradition as one of the key features of how we seek to structure our approach to worship within the mainstream of the ongoing Anglican tradition ... One of the most famous instruments in Britain (and certainly one of those most broadcast and recorded), the organ at St Peter-at-Leeds was first installed in the medieval church in 1713 ... The instrument as we have it today is, in essence, a Harrison speaking with a Harrison voice – though with a pronounced and unique ambience of its own ... From the South Transept location, the organist is placed between the Choir and the Congregation – a position which presents formidable challenges of vocal and instrumental balance but which is utterly invaluable in terms of congregational choral and accompaniment with the object of enhancing the liturgy – which is, after all, the main purpose of the instrument.'

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Also indexedLeeds Parish Church
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www.malmesburyabbey.com

'Our 10.30am Abbey service is not dissimilar to the Sunday morning worship of some of our ancient Anglican Cathedrals—with a large robed choir and ministers, beautiful hymns, anthems and liturgy ... The 4pm is an informal, contemporary service with dedicated provision for children and young people. You can expect passionate worship led by a band, children’s games and activities, coffee in the middle of the service, occasional videos or interviews ... On the fourth Sunday of the month at 6.30pm people are drawn from all over North Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire for an inspiring Choral Evensong sung by the Abbey choir. The liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer and readings from the King James Version of the Bible are accompanied by sung responses, psalms, canticles and anthems.'

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www.romseyabbey.org.uk

‘We play host to an extensive series of concerts throughout the year organised by Music in Romsey. Musicians involved range from local choirs and bands to international soloists and orchestras ... The width of the our nave means that we can accommodate a full symphony orchestra.’ Organize a series of Lunchtime Recitals and the occasional Organ Recital.

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Also indexedMusic in Romsey
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www.selbyabbey.org.uk

'A world-renowned venue for visiting orchestras, theatrical groups and our very own Selby Abbey Choir. The Abbey offers a packed calendar of events and special concerts throughout the year. The backdrop of this ancient and wonderful Abbey Church ensures the experience is both atmospheric and memorable .. The organ of Selby Abbey is one of the finest romantic instruments in Britain. It was built in 1909 by William Hill & Son ... and represented a high point in the course of the British craft that was soon to be lost ... By 2012, the organ had already become regularly unreliable and the rate of deterioration made it clear that it was nearing the end of its active life. It had been patched and repaired a number of times but the moment had finally come for a complete restoration to ensure the glorious sound of this world famous organ could be heard by generations to come ...'

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sherborneabbey.com

‘The Abbey is available to a wide variety of choirs, orchestras and instrumental groups for concerts and recitals. Our main aim is to offer concerts of a high quality. Approximately twelve concerts are held per year and dates therefore tend to be booked well in advance, often two years, so we advise you to make any enquiries in good time ... The Abbey's magnificent pipe organ occupies a loft in the North Transept. It was originally built in 1856 by Gray & Davidson to a specification similar to their exhibit at the Great Exhibition of 1851 ... A major rebuild and improvement of the organ was carried out by Kenneth Tickell & Co. in 2004/5, most notably adding the Nave division, which sits below the great west window.’

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stgiles.shaun-evans.x10.mx/joomla30/index.php

'One of the finest examples of ecclesiastical architecture to be found in Wales. There is documentary evidence of a church here as early as the 11th century, though the building in its present form dates mainly from the end of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th centuries ... The present organ was built in 1894 by Foster & Andrews of Hull. It was fully restored in 1984.'

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www.templechurch.com

'The church of Inner and Middle Temple, two of England’s four ancient societies of lawyers, the Inns of Court ... The Round Church was consecrated in 1185 and the Chancel dates from the 1230s ... Seven hundred years later, the Temple Church still resounds to music being made to the glory of God. The Temple Church Choir and the fine Harrison & Harrison organ can also be heard in concert, along with two professional ensembles based at the church: The Temple Singers and The Temple Players.'

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www.tewkesburyabbey.org.uk

'Tewkesbury Abbey, with its massive Norman tower, is one of the finest medieval churches in England. It is as wonderful an example of Norman architecture as can be found anywhere in the country. The townsfolk of Tewkesbury saved the building from destruction by purchasing it for £453 from King Henry VIII in 1540 at the dissolution of the monasteries ... When the Milton Organ was rebuilt in 1948, it was planned also to restore and enlarge the Grove Organ, making it playable from the Walker five-manual console. This scheme was not carried out, and eventually the organ was restored in 1980-81 by Messrs. Bishop and Son on "conservation" lines ...'

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www.walthamabbeychurch.co.uk

'Waltham Abbey has a rich musical heritage dating back to the foundation of the monastery. One of England’s most famous composers, Thomas Tallis, was a young organist here when the foundation was dissolved. More recently it was the church where William Cummings adapted Mendelssohn’s music to fit the words of Charles Wesley’s Hark! The herald angels sing ... There are numerous concerts and recitals at the church. "Music for Lunch" is presented on many Saturdays through the year and is free of charge. Other concerts are given from time to time by the choir and the choristers, and the church also serves as a venue for other organisations seeking a wonderful place to make music.'

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www.westminster-abbey.org/events

‘The Abbey has been the Coronation church since 1066, and the setting for many other great events in the life of the nation. It is the burial place of kings and queens, and of other distinguished figures in the nation’s history, from writers and musicians to politicians and scientists ... Westminster Abbey has resounded to music every day for over one thousand years. Singing has played a hugely important role, from the plainsong Offices sung by the monks of the tenth-century monastic foundation to the daily choral services sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey today. Over the intervening centuries some of the most illustrious British organists, singers and composers have been closely associated with the Abbey, which continues to play a leading part in the musical and cultural life of the nation today.’

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