Masonic organists' day
Thirty-seven Metropolitan/Provincial Craft and Chapter Grand Organists came together at Freemasons' Hall, London, on Saturday 6th February for an UGLE-sponsored specialist "organ day", concentrating on the refurbished Willis organ in the Grand Temple.
Responding to an invitation from the Grand Organist, W Bro Paul Bowen, the attendees were given a detailed practical lecture-demonstration from W Bro Dr Simon Lindley, PGOrg, which not only displayed the versatility of the instrument, but also gave tips on how best to accompany masonic meetings in the Grand Temple.
After lunch, those who wished to have a go were given time to play the instrument. Attendees were also given the opportunity of seeing how best to use the new single manual organs which are in all the other temples at Freemasons' Hall.