St James and St John CE Primary School Visit

This past Tuesday Betty welcomed students from St James and St John Church of England Primary School, to learn about the organ, how it works and why it needs refurbishment. Mark James, the project animateur, explained the organ’s operation using small replica’s of the different types of organ pipes which make up Betty’s sound. The students asked numerous questions about the organ and it’s refurbishment before Mark did a demonstration playing March of the Magi by Théodore Dubios (1837-1924) and discussing how Dubois used the sustained high note to represent the Star of Bethlehem and what Dubois was trying to convey with the composition. Teachers, students and Mark were all pleased with a very engaging session.

Animateur, Mark James speaking to St James and St John CE Primary School

Animateur, Mark James speaking to St James and St John CE Primary School

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