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Union Chapel

Union Chapel Vestry, 19B Compton Terrace, London, Greater London, N1 2UN

On the 9th September Grade I & II* listed Union Chapel opens its doors with free guided tours, family workshops learning to build & play an organ, an organ recital on the world famous 1877 Willis organ powered by water hydraulics & film screenings.

Family Organ Building Workshops: Wooden One-octave Organ For Young Technologists

Explore the connections between music, science, engineering and technology. The WOOFYT makes these connections visible and audible, linking music in a simple and direct way with the physics of fluids and the technology of pumps and valves.

10:00 - 11:00 Session 1 aimed at ages 7-10
11:15 - 12:15 Session 2 aimed at ages 11+.

Please only book your child a ticket, unlimited accompanying adults allowed. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. This workshop is generously supported by the Institute of Physics.

Guided Tours:
10:00 - 11:15 Chapel Tour N1
11:00 - 12:15 Chapel Tour N2
13:00 - 14:15 Chapel Tour N3

12:15 - 13:00 Organ Recital
Lunch time organ recital with Union Chapel's organ students from St Mary Magdalene School and their tutor and acclaimed concert organist Jeremiah Stephenson.

Heritage films throughout the day:
Short film to find out more about the Grade I listed 'Father' Henry Willis organ

13:15-14:30 Organ Stops - Saving the King of Instruments

A documentary feature film by James Dawson about the crisis facing Britain’s pipe organs. One step ahead of the bulldozers, a small band of enthusiasts is fighting to save precious instruments that were until recently the glory of their communities. Presented by restorer of historic organs Martin Renshaw.

This event took place in September 2023 and the entry is now archived.

Organised by

Union Chapel Project

Date last modified: 1st August 2023 at 13:00