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St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds to mark tenth year of organ with a fanfare





St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds is set to mark the tenth year of its organ being rebuilt with an online recital of 'Fanfare for St Edmund'.

At 5pm today, the performance will be streamed onto the cathedral's Facebook page - which can be accessed here.

Reverend Canon Philip Banks said: “Since its re-build ten years ago, the organ has been in constant use, not only for accompanying services but also extensively for concerts and recitals. It is acoustically and visually stunning.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral's organ Picture by Glynis Bannister
St Edmundsbury Cathedral's organ Picture by Glynis Bannister

“In addition, we are delighted to be able to offer an organ scholarship each year, ensuring that the next generation of organists gets to learn on the very best of instruments.”

The organ, with its 3553 pipes, was rebuilt in 2010 by renowned organ builders, Harrison and Harrison of Durham. The work took nine months to complete and included the installation of brand new organ cases, which were painted and gilded in the Cathedral’s Lady Chapel by decorators Campbell Smith.

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