Inspirational recital

Guest organist Charles Harrison from Lincoln Cathedral with Gosberton Methodist Church organist Patrick Mews.
Guest organist Charles Harrison from Lincoln Cathedral with Gosberton Methodist Church organist Patrick Mews.
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AN organ recital at Gosberton has been described as “truly inspiring”.

Charles Harrison, assistant organist at Lincoln Cathedral, gave the recital, which included pieces by Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn and Whitlock, at Gosberton Methodist Chapel, along with a virtuoso performance.

Mr Harrison plays for the main cathedral services, as well as directing the choir of men and boys.

The recital was organised as a result of the complete restoration of the Gosberton organ built in 1884 by Peter Conacher, of Huddersfield, a respected and celebrated organ builder.

Originally installed in the now demolished Crescent Methodist Church in Spalding, the organ was moved to Gosberton and reduced in size to fit the smaller building.

In 2009 it underwent a complete restoration by C Hind of Lincoln.

Patrick Mews, one of the organists at Gosberton and organiser of the event, said: “The recital was a truly inspiring occasion; a master-class of virtuoso organ playing. We are fortunate that Charles was able to give his time which such a busy schedule of work. We hope to organise other such events in the future.”