AN autumn music festival will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on March 23 and 24 to celebrate the centenary of their pipe organ.
The two-day festival will showcase some of the best musicians Orange has to offer along with the beautiful music of the pipe organ.
Long-time church organist Pamela Brooks said the weekend celebration would be a wonderful event open to the whole community.
“There’s been quite a strong focus on music in the church for a long time,” she said.
Among the Saturday line-up will be the Holy Trinity Choir, Orange Christian Choir, the City of Orange Brass Band and Reverend Michael Deasey, precentor and director of music, All Saints’ Cathedral, Bathurst.
On Sunday some of the performers include the James Sheahan Catholic High School Concert Band, along with the Orange Combined Churches’ Choir and the Orange Symphonic Choir.
Mrs Brooks said the performances would be a wonderful celebration of the pipe organ’s centenary.
“The organ’s been in constant use for 100 years and has seen many funerals and many weddings and has been the centre of the community for many years,” she said.
“It’s something the community can focus on.”
The organ was originally dedicated by Bishop of Bathurst Dr George Long to the memory of his predecessor Bishop Charles Camidge on January 23, 1913.
Each day of the festival at 1.40pm the Holy Trinity bell ringers will ring until 2pm, after which the concert will begin.
Afternoon tea will be available for purchase during the interval.
Entry will be by donation to the organ fund