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The Organ Builders of York

Date : 9th March, 2022

Speaker(s) : Dr Max Elliot

A presentation on The Organ Builders of York by Dr Max Elliott, a renowned expert in the history of music-making in York.  The city’s many churches and chapels were refurbished and renewed in the 19th century.  It was a lucrative time for the organ builders of York with new churches and chapels being built to serve the expanding suburbs of the city.  Sixteen independent businesses collectively built or rebuilt over four hundred and fifty organs from premises in York between 1814 and 1921, but surprisingly few examples remain in original or near-original condition.  


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