There have been organs in the cathedral since at least 1284. Who built and maintained them, and who have the organists been? This talk will address these and many other questions and also include information newly discovered.
The new pipe organ will be officially opened by the renowned International Concert Organist, David Briggs.
Briggs is Artist in Residence at St James Cathedral, Toronto and Organist Emeritus of Gloucester Cathedral. He will present a varied programme showing off the amazing new instrument in the fabulous acoustics of St Michael's.
The Church of St Michael and All Angels on Mount Dinham, Exeter, has been awarded a £40,100 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a series of projects which will bring together cultural and environmental interests in a unique setting.
The grant from HLF will primarily go towards the cost of installing a newly restored, historic pipe organ and a webcam trained on the nest of a breeding pair of peregrine falcons high on the church’s spire.
It represents a significant recognition of St Michael’s unique and long-standing contribution to our choral and organ music...