Master classes for the budding organ maestros

Arrival and assembly of replica medieval organs at Halifax Minster, Halifax'Pictured is prof David Baker

Arrival and assembly of replica medieval organs at Halifax Minster, Halifax'Pictured is prof David Baker

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A group of organ enthusiasts are offering beginners the chance to develop their keyboard skills with a series of workshops.

Halifax Organ Academy is hosting four seminars throughout 2012 to help teach people more about the instrument.

The academy, which held its first session in September 2011 at Halifax Minster, aims to be a centre of excellence for the organ in Calderdale and West Yorkshire.

On Saturday February 11 at the Victoria Theatre, Tom Leech, of Leeds Cathedral, will host a workshop followed by a recital, between 10.30am-4.30pm.

Then on Saturday May 12, Yorkshire Organ Day comes to Halifax Minster between 10am-5pm, and on Saturday June 9, Anne Marsden Thomas, Director of St Giles International Organ School, will host a workshop at the minster between 2.30pm-6.30pm.

On Saturday September 29, Darius Battiwalla, the international concert organist and Professor of Organ for the Royal Northern College of Music, will host a workshop at the minster between 11am-4pm.

The academy is currently offering a free lesson and assessment to those who want to play.

To find out more contact Professor David Baker on 01422 884655 or email david.baker@halifax organacademy.org.uk.