Monday, 1 August 2011




After Mass and a quick lunch we set out for Thaxted for a Concert by Peter Jebson in Thaxted Parish Church. Peter is the Organist & Choirmaster of St. Cuthbert’s Church at Lytham St. Annes and for nearly 30 years was the resident organist at Blackpool’s Cliffs Hotel. He regularly appears on BBC Radio 2’s “The Organist Entertains” and has performed on the wonderful organ at Blackpool Tower and at Blackpool Opera House and at numerous other venues throughout the country.

In a varied programme Peter enchanted the audience on the three manual Makins Organ which belongs to the Thaxted Festival and is on loan to Thaxted Parish Church. The Concert was to raise money for The North Aisle Rood Project. After the Concert we went with Peter and another fellow Organist, and great friend Brian Atkinson, to The Swan for refreshments and dinner. A really enjoyable day!!

To listen to Peter playing the organ at Blackpool Opera House click here

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