Music for a Tuesday afternoon.

Event Start Date:
September 18, 2018
Event End Date:
September 18, 2018
Event Venue:
Astbury Church. CW12 4RQ.

As part of the Congleton Heritage celebrations, St Mary’s church at Astbury will be opening its doors to welcome two local musicians to play “Music for a Tuesday Afternoon”. Quentin and Rachel Duerden are giving a short concert in support of fixing the ailing church organ. Quentin on trombone accompanied by Rachel on piano will play music in a variety of styles by composers including Schubert, Gordon Jacob and from Sweden, Jan Sandstr√∂m.
Quentin currently performs with the North Staffordshire Symphony and the High Peak Symphony Orchestras and is a member of the Minstrels Gallery where he plays the sackbut. Rachel’s specialty is the role of music in choreography but she especially enjoys playing the piano as accompanist.
Astbury’s historic organ, originally built by J.J.Binns for Stoke Town Hall, is in a sorry state and in need of major repairs. Intermittent missing notes and defects in the electrical system are but two of the problems making it unreliable at key services and events. The Organ Restoration Fund, with the help of grants from Congleton Inclosure Trust and the Pilling Trust, has so far raised over half of the expected cost. It is hoped that with further effort, the organ can be returned to full magnificent sound early next year.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear live music in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church on Tuesday 18th September at 2pm. Tea with scones and cream will be served after the music.
Quentin and Rachel are performing free gratis and hope that you will join them in supporting the Organ Fund by making a donation as you leave.