ORGAN OF THE MONTH 01:  July 2002

Symphony Hall, Birmingham (Klais)

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When Birmingham's new, prestige concert venue was opened in 1991, it was incomplete - and was to remain so for ten years.  But in 2001, for its tenth anniversary, Symphony Hall acquired this very fine 4-manual organ (of 82 speaking stops in seven divisions) by Klais.  City Organist Thomas Trotter was the consultant and also gave the inaugural concert on 19 October 2001, when he was joined by the CBSO in a triumphantly successful performance of Saint-SaŽns Organ Symphony.

What better instrument could we choose to launch this website's "Organ of the Month" feature?

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Last modified: July 31, 2002