Recognising your generosity
Thank you for supporting the Chapel organ appeal
We’re extremely grateful to those who have donated to the Chapel organ appeal, this list recognises those who have generously made a gift.
Your donation will help us cover the cost of this £1 million restoration project and enable pupils to continue enjoying this majestic instrument for many generations to come.
Whether you are an Old Blue, parent, former parent, staff, pupil, or friend of Christ’s Hospital, we thank you for your support and generosity.
Chapel organ appeal Supporters
I would like to dedicate my donation, as one of his choir leaders, to Malcolm McKelvey who was the director of music during my time at CH (BA, PA 70-77). The sound he was able to generate from the organ, particularly during the leaving services was astonishing. It would be great to have it restored back to its former glory.
John Tudor Worth
Anne Mary Faulconer
In loving memory of Jill Sowter who loved to play the Organ
From an ‘Old Hertford’ organ girl, who played the old Father Willis school Hall organ on speech day 1963
Stephen Maxwell Swift
John Greenly Steel
Monica J. Meeneghan
In honour of my father, Alwynne Hedley Griffiths ARCM whose talent on the organ was widely recognised and appreciated in this country and overseas.
Anthony John Kemp
Andrew John Gillett
Daniel Elston Atkinson
Dedicated to Reverend WCM Cochrane ‘Corks’ an old CH Director of Music in the 40s/50s.
Peter John Manly
Jan de Walden
For the organ that first introduced me to Messiaen, Duruflé and Widor (amongst many others) and gave me a lasting love of organ music. Get well soon!
The Venerable Christopher Laurence
In memory of Philip Dore
Charles Edward Cook
In memory of ‘William James (Tom) Stiff’
I am making this donation in memory of many happy hours spent playing the organ in the Chapel at CH Hertford. Hoping that pupils will continue to benefit from the wonderful sounds of the organ in Horsham and relish the opportunity to play on such a fine instrument.
The Reverend John Bacon
In memory of Jean Taverner – music teacher, choir mistress and brilliant organist at Hertford
Nicholas Charles Went
Dedicated, with much love and thanks, to the memory of Colin and Marjorie Lee, parents of Veronica Lee who was Head Organ Girl at Hertford 1977-78.
Sir David Green
Derek John Underwood
Richard Robert McGregor
I remember the partial restoration in the early 1980’s. The organ was out of action for some time, the Chapel was poorer for it.
Brian Philip Gould
Susan Gillian Cotton
Richard Brian Millington
Robert Brian Murcell Wilkins
Gillian Clare Meason
Nigel Paul Kerridge
Captain Jeremy Read
John Prideaux Perry
Paul Richard Harold
My father Mr Terence French was a pupil at Christ hospital in 1943-1951 in the Peel A house. My father passed away in October 2021. My mother (Mrs Pamela French) has made a donation on behalf of my father. My father had a friend who played the organ (possible surname Rose) and my mother remembers my father speaking fondly of the time spent with his friend whilst practicing the organ. The donation is given in memory of Mr Terence French
The Rev. John M Bacon
In thankful gratitude for the sound of a marvellous organ heard every day when I attended Chapel.
Janet Elizabeth Porter
Michael Charles Thomas
Mark Simon Burgess
Simon Charles William Hook
Janet Elizabeth Porter
Rev Michael John Burns
Richard Charles Cheshire
Michael John Claxton
Charles Christopher David Lemon
Dr John Michael Render Young
I would like to dedicate my donation to the memory of Malcolm McKelvey, who I had the great pleasure of being an organ student of, he was a truly inspiring teacher.
With thanks for Organ lessons at CH Hertford, still playing 2 services each Sunday!
In memory of my sister Jane Birkey 5’s v 4’s 49-57
J Robert Bradney
Audrey Lee Thornton
In memory of a great organist and dear friend Malcolm McKelvey – CH staff and Old Blue Bruce T Lyons who was beaten for taking the fuse out of the organ before a service.
James John Rooke
Ann Barbara Gosling
Peter Garner Sebborn
David Michael Barlow
Richard Henry Maudslay
Simon Charles Brooks Kenward
Edmund J Board
This donation is from James Board who left Col B in 1979
Lydia Mary Vaughan Steven
We would like to dedicate our donation in memory of Frederic Wrigley 1924-2022. An old Blue who graduated in 1942.
Sue Davies Jenkins
To Cecil Cochrane (Director of Music), John Walker, Peter Bingham, Brian Head, The King’s College Cambridge/ Old Blue Choral scholars who encouraged me to be a musician
Rosemary Winifred Andrew (nee Baker)
Bruce Ian Baker
Haylor David Lass
David Henry Lee
With gratitude for the opportunity to learn the organ at Hertford – Head Organ Girl 1964/65.
Rebecca Gibson Swift
It’s incredibly important to keep music and these historic instruments going at CH, so it’s fabulous that this restoration is happening! It’s a pleasure to be able to help in a small way, as it was CH that allowed me to develop into a professional musician.
In memory of Cecil Cochrane and Joe Swale, inspiring musicians and wonderful organists.
In memory of Sally Ramshaw who loved this Chapel.
In memory of former Headmaster C M E Seaman (1955-1970)