Alexandra Palace | Organ Scholarship

THE BERT ALLWOOD ALEXANDRA PALACE ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP

The Trustees of the Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal are appointing an Organ Scholar. The famous Willis 1873/1929 Grand Concert Organ is the last major concert organ in London awaiting restoration; the Trustees organise a series of fund-raising concerts and silent film accompaniments in the Great Hall.

The Organ Scholar will assist at four main concerts each year, and will be able to use the four manual organ, with 49 (out of 98 eventual) speaking stops, for regular practice. Someone with easy access to North London will be given preference. Candidates will undertake to do their organ practice at Alexandra Palace an average of at least once a fortnight.

Actual duties are few, and include helping at the four concerts and films each year, where they would be expected to turn up well beforehand to help up set up screens and projectors. They would be expected to take a general interest in the welfare of this extraordinary instrument. The Scholarship will be worth £500 plus reasonable expenses.

The Scholarship is given in memory of Bert Allwood, who regularly used to walk from Hampstead to hear the organ in the 1930s, when it was at its most magnificent.

For more information on the organ visit www.allypallyorgan.org.uk

Please send CV and 2 Referees to Hugh Macpherson info4@allypallyorgan.org.uk Flat 11 Forrest House, 42 Rochester Row, London SW1P 1BU

 

 

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