SEE US IN A NEW LIGHT
Choral worship and the rehearsal of our choirs is suspended, and our Organ Recital series is postponed during this difficult time. We look forward to resuming all of our musical activities as soon as possible.
We are proud that an Organ Recital is offered on every Monday of the year. We host players of great distinction from all over the world, and the ‘home team’ of organists also contribute to the series. Recitals begin at 1:05pm and last 40 minutes. Admission is free, but we ask the audience to give generously in a retiring collection towards the upkeep of our Cathedral Organ.
The Cathedral is undergoing major renovation work during 2020. Although services of Choral Evensong and Sunday Choral Eucharist still take place in the Quire, and all are invited to continue enjoying our Cathedral music through attending these; it is necessary that the contractors work throughout the day in order to complete our heritage project in the designated timeframe.
We are very keen that the Cathedral’s organ recitals remain an important part of the cultural life of the city and region, and so a temporary new home for these recitals has been kindly granted by Jesmond United Reformed Church.
Jesmond United Reformed Church is a little more than 5 minutes’ walk from Jesmond Metro Station. If you presently come into Newcastle by train, the metro line can be accessed at Central Station, you can board any train for ‘St James via The Coast’ or ‘The Airport’, and travel for 3 stops.
Refreshments will be available before and after the recitals. The organ at Jesmond URC was, like our organ, build by TC Lewis, and completed in 1890. Its only rebuild was by Henry Willis III in the 1950s, so this instrument remains one of quality, beauty, and distinction. We wish to thank in advance the secretary, elders, staff, and congregation of Jesmond URC for their generosity in enabling our series to continue and flourish. We do hope that you can join us.