The Bernard Aubertin OrganDownload organ brochure PDF
Commissioned by The Davey Consort CIO for the Church of St Birinus, Dorchester-on-Thames
The small, beautiful Catholic Church of St Birinus was commissioned by local land-owner John Davey and opened for worship in 1849. Designed in the Gothic Revival style by William Wardell (a protege of Augustus Pugin), the church has recently undergone a complete restoration, instigated and overseen by the current parish priest, Fr John Osman.
The organ campaign
Currently the church has no pipe organ. In order to secure the musical future of St Birinus and firmly establish an educational legacy for the benefit of generations to come, The Davey Consort has taken the decision to commission a new 13.5-rank instrument from one of the world's leading organ builders, Bernard Aubertin. An organ of this quality and versatility will attract attention from far and wide, and – through the increased possibilities for hosting recitals and concerts – allow music at St Birinus to become financially self-supporting.
To bring this project to fruition, we are seeking to raise £330,000. As of March 2019, we have raised £130,000 towards this target. Further details about how to donate to our campaign can be found overleaf.
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