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Organs - Leeds Cathedral

The Klais Organ

The original organ was manufactured by one of the most eminent English organ builders, Norman and Beard, and was built specifically for the Cathedral in 1904. Following a period of silence of around 30 years, Johannes Klais Orgelbau were chosen to reconstruct and enlarge the instrument to serve the requirements of the restored cathedral and new position of the choir.  The organ was built in the workshops of Klais in Bonn, and transported to the Cathedral in July 2009 to complete the work in situ over a six month period. The project was under the supervision of Benjamin Saunders and David Sanger.

The tonal style is English Edwardian, and so all the historic 1904 pipework has been carefully restored on its original chests, with new pipework matching the original materials and construction methods. The organ now has seven divisions, controlled from a four manual console with 78 stops, and features a unique new system of allocating manual departments to keyboards.The inaugural concert was given on 16th May 2010 at 3pm by Benjamin Saunders.

• The Klais website has an article on the Cathedral organ here. 
• There is a colour magazine feature here.  
(© 2010 Organists Review)
• A printable copy of the specification and description of the organs can be found here.
• Organ recitals in the Diocese can be found here.

Specification  
7 Divisions, 55 Ranks  
   
Choral Pedal  
Sub Bass162010
   
Choral Great  
Open Diapason82010
Bourdon82010
Dulciana81904
Principal42010
Flute42010
Gemshorn22010
CornettinoIII2010
   
Choral Swell  
Rohr Flote81904
Salicional81904
Vox Angelica82010
Principal42010
Flauto Traverso41904
MixtureIII2010
Cornopean82010
Oboe82010
Tremulant  
   
Nave Pedal  
Harmonic Bass321904
Open Diapason161904
Violone161904
Bourdon161904
Quint Bass10 2/32010
Octave81904
Bass Flute81904
Trombone161904
   
Nave Great  
Double Diapason161904
Open Diapason I81904
Open Diapason II81904
Hohl Flute81904
Principal41904
Harmonic Flute41904
Fifteenth21904
MixtureIII1904
Trumpet81904
   
Nave Swell  
Bourdon161904
Geigen Principal81904
Lieblich Gedeckt81904
Echo Gamba81904
Voix Celeste81904
Gemshorn41904
Lieblich Flote41904
MixtureIII1904
Double Trumpet161904
Horn81904
Oboe81904
Vox Humana81904
Tremulant  
   
Nave Solo  
Tuba81963
Octave Tuba41963
Solo Flute82010
Clarinet81904
   
   

 


 

 
The Collins Organ

This small box organ was manufactured by Peter Collins in 1992. It is a portable instrument and is usually located between the choir stalls in the Sanctuary. It is in daily use to accompany Gregorian chant.

Specification 
Stopped Diapason8
Flute4
Fifteenth2
  

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To join the choirs and for all other
enquiries please contact:

Mrs Peyee Chen
Music Administrator
Leeds Cathedral
Great George Street
Leeds LS2 8BE

Tel: 0113 244 8634
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