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 taken up the instrument again in 2007 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 provide an instrument which should last a further 100 years. In six years we have raised £200,000 and we are now applying for grants and launching a Sponsor-a-Pipe appeal.
Learn more about the Organ Appeal.
To find out about appeal events, see What’s on.