Truro's world famous Father Willis Organ to celebrate 125th birthday
TRURO Cathedral’s world famous organ will celebrate its 125th birthday on Friday September 20.
Organists will perform a recital and informal lecture to celebrate the birthday of The Father Willis Organ, built in 1887.
It will start at 7.30pm inside the Cathedral.
Assistant Director of Music, Luke Bond, has put together a programme of music that will help to illustrate different periods in the instrument’s history.
He will also give a couple of short talks with a big screen presentation designed to explain why this wonderful Cathedral organ is so famous throughout the world.
There will be an interval, during which Cornish refreshments will be served.
The organ was shipped to Truro from London and was originally powered by water hydraulics from the nearby Mill pond.
It contains over 2,700 pipes some as long as 32 feet.
Tickets are priced at £7, students £5, under 18s are free and are available on the door.