Organist Martin Setchell will give a free public organ concert on the rieger pipe organ.

This replaces the original ‘Music for a Holiday’ concert, scheduled for 1 June (Queen’s Birthday Monday) which had to be cancelled owing to COVID-19.  It will provide an opportunity for us to acknowledge our country’s essential workers during the lockdown.

It is the first of what will become an annual Christchurch Town Hall event: the organ curator's concert, promoted by the Friends of the Christchurch Town Hall Organ Trust with the generous support of Vbase, the venue management company.

Martin will introduce and play a popular programme in his own inimitable style.

Music will include his own arrangement of Bach's Sinfonia from Cantata 29 and Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance, the Berceuse and Finale from the Firebird Suite (Stravinsky), March héroique (Brewer), Scherzo in E major (Gigout), and the Carillon de Westminster (Louis Vierne, born 150 years ago in 1870).

Admission will be free, but tickets must be booked in advance online. Only a limited number of seats are available on a first come, first served basis .Admission on the day will only be possible if there are any seats left!