Behind the scenes
Michael Keays director of Manders Organ Builders shared some photos of the work that his team are doing to restore the Chapel organ.
Work is well underway with the Christs Hospital Chapel organ.
The photos in the gallery below show the following:
- The new bellows as constructed (prior to leathering), together with re-leathered concussions (which stabilise the wind in the organ when large chords are played with full organ – without them, the pitch would wobble all over the place!)
- soundboards and chests restored (new chest magnets)
- new note pallets (which admit wind into each pipe as required)
- motors re-leathered (the small square items) which work with the magnets to open and close the note pallets.