Organs – St Patrick’s Huddersfield

The Skrabl Organ

St Patrick’s Church is home to the Huddersfield Boys’ and Huddersfield Girls’ Choirs. The new organ, regarded as one of the finest classical instruments in Britain, was built in the workshops of Anton Skrabl in Slovenia and is located in the west end gallery. The stop and key action is entirely mechanical, the case of oak, and keys and inlay of bone and ebony. The project was completed under the supervision of Benjamin Saunders and John Rowntree. The inaugural concert was given on the 1st December 2009 by Benjamin Saunders.

An Organ Scholarship is available in conjunction with the University of Huddersfield.

• A souvenir brochure can be downloaded here.
• Organ recitals at St Patrick’s can be found here.

 

Specification    
3 Divisions, 23 Ranks    
     
Pedal    
Subbas 16  
Flavta 8  
Pozavna 16  
     
Manual I    
Bordon 16  
Principal 8  
Gedekt 8  
Principal 4  
Cevna flavta 4  
Nazard 2 2/3  
Oktava 2  
Terca 1 3/5  
Kornet III  
Mikstura IV  
Trobenta 8  
Tremulant    
     
Manual II    
Bordon 8  
Gemshorn 8  
Celeste gamba 8  
Konicasta flavta 4  
Flageolet 2  
Krumhorn 8  
Tremulant  

A wonderful experience and great privilege for our young singers to lead the music for @BBCOne Christmas Day Mass, live from St. Joseph's Church Bradford. Bradford Catholic Youth Choir sang beautifully - well done and Happy Christmas! You can watch again via BBC iPlayer.

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The choir were sounding fabulous today...great to have so many @stmatthewsbrad pupils past and present with us!

Around 100 young singers from Bradford Catholic Youth Choir will be singing for @BBCOne Christmas Day Mass at 10am tomorrow...pupils from @sbsjcc @bcw_cat @csptsa schools representing Bradford and the Diocese to the nation! Great rehearsal earlier on...tune in!

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Finished my three peaks challenge today with the help of my lovely Dad! Thanks very much to everyone who has already donated to the fundraiser. If you haven't, it's still open! https://justgiving.com/campaign/bcycrometour now waiting for @thomas_leech's update... @DOLMusic

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Please donate if you have a couple of spare £. The kids had the trip of a lifetime and they will never ever forget singing at some of the most beautiful churches in the world 🎶 https://twitter.com/DOLMusic/status/1191689309457461251

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My voice is changing right now so I’m in this range where I can sing quite high or low, so I can either sing treble or tenor right now! When I sing it gives me more confidence in school and everywhere. The whole choir feels like a community and you get to meet lots of new people as well. My favourite pieces are some of the Glorias, I also like singing in other languages. 13 years old, Leeds Cathedral Senior Boys Choir ... See MoreSee Less

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Today at Leeds Cathedral:

9.30 am Mass (Cantor)

11 am Solemn Mass (Boys)
Missa in Honorem SS Cordis, Andriessen
Hodie & This little babe, Britten
Deo gratias, Britten
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I feel happy because it just lets all your emotions out. I like singing. My favourite thing about choir is singing, and I’m really excited for the BBC broadcast. We’ve been rehearsing for it since September, since we came back from the holidays. If you feel nervous about singing imagine it’s only you in the room and you’re singing to yourself. When I joined I was really nervous, but my sister was in the choir (she’s in Seniors now) and she helped me to sing. 10 years old, Bradford Junior Choir ... See MoreSee Less

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An excellent BBC rehearsal this afternoon for Bradford Catholic Youth Choir...tune in tomorrow at 10am! ... See MoreSee Less

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