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May 14th, 2008 - New organ in Ilkley
New organ in Ilkley

The pipe organ has long played an important part in Christian worship: indeed The Liturgical Constitution of the Second Vatican Council Sacrosanctum Concillium, had this to say:

In the Latin Church the pipe organ is to be held in high esteem, for it is the traditional musical    instrument which adds a wonderful splendor to the Church's ceremonies and powerfully lifts up man's mind to God and to higher things. (# 120)

It is therefore a cause of great joy when a church in the Diocese is able to install a new organ.

The church of the Sacred Heart Ilkley took delivery of a new organ last week. The instrument is made by Schumaker of Germany and has mechanical key and stop action. It was installed by Peter Collins with consultant John Rowntree (Director of Music at Doui Abbey.)


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