Date: Friday 28th January 2011
Truro School Chapel Organ Opening
Truro School's Chapel has just taken delivery of the recently refurbished
1970s Mander Organ from Jesus College, Cambridge.
Following months of refurbishment this stunning neo-classical instrument is now up and running and is about to prove itself to be a real complement to the Cathedral's romantic Father Willis Organ at the bottom of the hill. The 'three manual' and pedals instrument boasts just under 2000 pipes, a brand new mechanical key action and a new fully computerised stop action.
The Mander Organ is an excellent example of the neo-baroque style of organ design which flourished during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Its clear sound is mirrored by the silvery case pipes, and the instrument makes a striking impression on eyes and ears. It also contains some very beautiful string sounds and some very exciting fiery reed stops.
The opening recital will be given by international organ recitalist Thomas Trotter. Alongside his weekly recitals in Birmingham, where he was appointed City Organist in 1983, Thomas Trotter regularly performs throughout the USA and Europe. He is also Organist at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey and visiting Professor of Organ at the Royal College of Music, London.
Concessions : £6.00
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Burrell Theatre, Truro
This is the Burrell Theatre at Truro, Cornwall
The Burrell was officially opened by Sir Tim Rice in 2002, and went on to be awarded a special commendation by the Cornwall Buildings Group.
The Burrell plays host to theatre and dance companies from Cornwall and all over the country, plus live music, lectures and conferences.
The Burrell also has its own theatre company in residence: Cube Theatre Company produce one show a year at the Burrell which they then tour the country with. This gives pupils from Truro School an opportunity to witness the production process of a professional show.
They also produce and direct three Truro School shows a year. The Burrell Theatre also host Truro Schools A-level and GCSE theatre studies and drama productions.
To say the least, the Burrell Theatre is a very busy and vibrant theatre, and is fast becoming Cornwall’s favourite multi purpose venue.
Concessions : Under-16s, Full-Time Students, those in receipt of Benefits or Aged 60+.
A Family ticket, when available, is for 2 Adults & 2 Under-16's
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