Opus 66: A Year in a Life of a Chest Organ

Opus 66 was purchased by Bexley Harpsichords Ltd as a hire instrument for the London area and beyond. It has to earn its keep. After its inaugural concert on 28th May 2015 in The Church of St Edmund The King, London, it was off to a flying start and, in its first year, it fulfilled the following programme:


St Edmund's, London Okuda/Foster inaugural concert

BBC R3 'In Tune' London Handel Orchestra Handel arias (BBC Live)

Spitalfields Festival City of London Sinfonia/Polyphony Dettingen Te Deum (BBC Live)

BBC R3 'Early Music Show' HMSC, Manchester Festival 17th c English (BBC Rec)

Wigmore Hall Brook Street Band Bach cantatas (BBC Rec)

Pimlico Dunedin Consort, rehearsal Monteverdi Vespers

BBC Proms BBC Singers/AAM Bach Magnificat (BBC Rec)

Christchurch, Bexleyheath Bexley Organists Association demonstration concert

St Edmund's, London Okuda/Foster Bach, by arrangement

Southwark Cathedral Florilegium Christmas Oratorio

St Michael's, Highgate Florilegium Telemann cantatas (BBC Rec for CD)

St John's, NW3 Bach Players/Moonen German cantatas

St George's, Bloomsbury Spiritato Zelenka concertos and Mass

St John's, Smith Square Spiritato Zelenka concertos and Mass

Bury Court, Farnham Spiritato Zelenka concertos and Mass

St George's, Bloomsbury London Handel Festival/Cummings Ode for St Cecilia's Day

St Michael's, Battersea Pawel Siwczak Croft, Blow

Christchurch, Bexleyheath Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

St Paul's, Knightsbridge BBC Singers Latin-American music (BBC Rec)

Purley Private Church service

ORNCC, Greenwich Trinity Laban/Devine music by Gabrielis

St John's, Smith Square Amade Players Vivaldi Gloria

St John's, Smith Square La Nuova Musica Vivaldi Gloria

Corn Exchange, Ipswich Ipswich Choral Society Messiah

Cadogan Hall Ealing Choral Society Messiah

St John's, Smith Square London Baroque Choir Bach St Matthew Passion

BBC R3 'In Tune' AAM Bach arias (BBC Live)

Sheldonian Theatre Oxford Bach Choir Messiah

St Mary's, Ascot Pergolesi Stabat Mater

BBC R3 'In Tune' Red Priest (BBC Live)

St John's, Smith Square London Handel Festival Alexander Balus

Royal Festival Hall The Bach Choir/Hill Bach Mass in B Minor

Tilford Bach Festival RCM players/Butterfield Bach cantatas

Tilford Bach Festival London Handel Orchestra/Butterfield Bach Mass in B Minor

St John's, Smith Square London Handel Orchestra/Butterfield Bach Mass in B Minor


Quite a year!