Joe and Jacob with four of the participants

Joe and Jacob with four of the participants

After Jacob's wonderful recital some of the audience stayed behind as they had booked to participate in the Beginner's Guide to the organ workshop for Grade 4+ keyboard players.

Joe Laredo, David King and Jacob Collins were on hand to lead the workshop.

Each of the 5 players had their turn at the console and plenty of advice about stop combinations and how to get to grips with the pedals was shared by Jacob, Joe and Dave. There was even some duet playing which produced plenty of laughter from the beginner organists.

Jacob watches as a budding organist plays

Jacob watches as a budding organist plays

Towards the end of the workshop the technical team started to put up the big screen for the evening recital. Jonathan Kingston, the musical director for the organ festival, arrived for his rehearsal to find eager budding organists clustered around the console discussing music and trying different sounds.

Thank you Jacob, Joe and Dave for helping at the workshop.

Words and photos by Anna Page

More photos can be seen at https://www.flickr.com/photos/78058413@N06/albums/72157672574524970

Organ workshop laughter

Organ workshop laughter

Jacob and Dave demo organ duet playing

Jacob and Dave demo organ duet playing

Organ duet!

Organ duet!

Ellie sight reads Bach

Ellie sight reads Bach

Lowering the big screen into position

Lowering the big screen into position

Jonathan arrives at the end of the workshop

Jonathan arrives at the end of the workshop