Organ lessons in Didsbury

When the organ department at the Royal Northern College of Music was closed down in 2017, the teaching organs were sold.  Encouraged by organist Simon Leach and his wife Helen, director of music at St James' and Emmanuel Church, Didsbury, the Walker organ was bought by the Didsbury parish to replace a barely functioning instrument.

The organ is being made available for organ tuition, and Gordon Stewart is planning to use it regularly for teaching pupils of all standards. 

The organ will feature in the Manchester Organ Day on June 23, 2018.

“Gordon Stewart is a marvellously engaging performer. He almost literally runs onto the stage, and before he plays a note transmits a sense of energy, fun and anticipation. This touch of showbiz and the scattering about of funny stories prepares you to fully enjoy yourself. Gordon’s ‘show’ is very visual, but nothing of this style of delivery detracts from the seriously good musicianship of his performance. On the contrary, it energises and places in the mainstream an instrument which, certainly in the eyes of the young and the unchurched, can seem stuffy and dull……Gordon Stewart is a vibrant and accomplished player, at one with his instrument and his audience, whom he delighted from beginning to end.” Organ Australia
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