As part of Maitland Heritage Fest 2022 – St Mary’s Church will be hosting a recital on the historic Willis Organ.
St Mary’s Director of Music, Barbara Slade will entertain with a selection of organ works by Clarke, Handel, Stanley & Tambling.
Saturday 18th June or Sunday 19th June at 11.00am
Come & enjoy. Free Admission.
The pipe organ in St Mary’s Church was built in 1880 by the notable English firm of Henry Willis and Sons. It was installed in the Church in 1881. When first installed, the organ stood on the floor of the Church at the west end and blocked the west door. Major alterations to the organ took place in 1933, and again in 1959, which was when the pipe work was placed in the raised gallery as it stands today, with the detached console located on the north aisle. The present cedar drawstop console was supplied in 1996 by Ian Brown and Associates.
The organ contains some 944 pipes, made of either wood or metal. They range in length rom 16 feet to approximately one inch.
from the pages of St Mary’s Anglican Church