Holiday treat on “Rolls Royce” organ

Renowned organist Dr Simon Lindley performs a special recital at Halifax Minster at 3pm on Bank Holiday Monday on what he describes as “the Rolls Royce of Organs”.

Simon has been organist at Leeds Town Hall since 1976 and Master of the Music and organist of Leeds Minster (formerly the Parish Church of Saint Peter, Leeds) since 1975. He is one of the best known recitalists in Yorkshire.

The organ dating from 1928-29, is the work of Harrison and Harrison of Durham. It has four manuals and pedals, with 52 speaking stops, 15 couplers and one transfer. The instrument has largely stood unaltered for 70 years. It has superb, quiet flue stops, and fine, powerful reeds, and is an excellent example of the English organ of the inter-war period. It is known to contain three ranks of Snetzler pipes dating from the church’s first organ of 1766.

Entry is £8.00, pay on the door; and refreshments will be available.