We want to share with you our enthusiasm for this wonderful Edwardian instrument in the Albert Hall, Nottingham. Read about the history and construction of the organ, browse the stop list, hear it being played. And why not plan to attend one of this year's recitals?
"Fanfare for Nottingham", a new CD of works played on the Albert Hall organ by John Keys is now available for purchase.
A new set of downloadable recordings made in 2011 are now available.
It is with great sadness that we record the death of Carlo Curley. For the past year he had been Patron of the Binns Organ Trust, and he gave the Anniversary Recital in 2011.
He knew the Albert Hall organ well and said it was one of the finest instruments he had encountered anywhere. In 1990 he appeared with his Allen Touring Organ, and briefly duetted with the Binns organ (played by Simon Gledhill) where a handful of stops had been made playable, to remind us of “things to come” which indeed they did.
After the organ’s restoration he appeared at a gala with the Beeston Pipe Band, who he claimed were louder than he was. He then appeared with Nottingham Youth Orchestra, playing several solo items and then joining with them for the finale of Saint-Saëns’s third symphony.
But it was the 2011 Anniversary Recital that we will treasure. A delightful pre-concert talk, followed by the consummate communication that was so much a hallmark of his musical personality. We had already “launched” him as Patron at the beginning of the year, and even when he wasn’t playing he was making his impact with the audience. He will be sorely missed.
The Binns Organ TrustPresident - Kendrick Partington
Board of Trustees
Minutes secretary - Joan Orton
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