The Organ at St Andrew's
The Organ at St Andrew’s
The St Andrew’s organ is a superb three-manual instrument with 38 speaking stops.
Historical records indicate that the organ currently found at St Andrew’s is the fourth organ to stand in the church: an organ that has endured many modifications and rebuilds dating back to 1847. In 1860 it was fixed in the West Gallery by J.W Walker and it wasn’t until 1959 that it was adapted, remodelled and moved to its current position in the north transept by Hill, Norman and Beard.
In 2012 a significant amount of work was undertaken by Principal Pipe Organs, including it receiving the console that previously belonged to the organ at St Paul’s, Onslow Square (South Kensington, London). In addition to this, the white painted timber case (by Ptolemy Dean) was installed, featuring the copper pipes and en chamade pipework (pipes that protrude horizontally) that are seen today.
A full specification of the organ can be found here.
Lunchtime Organ Recitals
Our monthly lunchtime organ recitals take place on the first Tuesday of each month when we welcome organists from near and far to showcase our beautiful instrument. You are more than welcome to come along to hear this fabulous instrument.