Waltham Abbey Church Heritage Organ Appeal
From Thomas Tallis to Jo Brand may seem a long way, but not so.
Thomas Tallis (1505-85) was organist at Waltham Abbey and is also one of England’s greatest composers.
Jo Brand is one of Britain’s best-loved comediennes and is also a keen organist having recently taken up the instrument again as part of a BBC TV series. This culminated in her performance on the newly-restored Albert Hall organ. We were delighted when Jo agreed to become a Patron for our Heritage Organ Appeal.
Jo said, “The new Albert Hall organ is fantastic and it was great to play. But it is equally important to ensure that churches and concert halls in other parts of the country have good instruments as well.”
About the appeal
Waltham Abbey Church Heritage Organ Appeal was launched in July 2008 to replace the existing pipe organ which has served the church for the last 150 years.
Our target is between £250,000 and £300,000 which we believe will allow us to find a high quality instrument in need of restoration and to install it into the Abbey Church
Click here for more about the Organ Appeal.
To find out about appeal events, see the Calendar.
How to donate to the Appeal
You can donate by:
- Making a one-off donation, click here. More than 60 people or organizations/companies have given one-off donations ranging from £5 to £20,000.
- Making a regular donation, click here. We have over 20 people making regular monthly donations from £3 to £40.
- If you are a corporate donor who would like to discuss a benefits package, click here.
For more information on donating, contact the Chairman of the Appeal.