The organ at St Giles’ was built in 1844 by Bishop & Son organ builders and designed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, who was a previous organist at St Giles’. Wesley was a superstar performer and composer of his age and took the time to design the organ at St Giles’, which makes it a very special example of British organ design and construction.
Whilst discussing ways to raise awareness of this wonderful instrument, as well raise some cash for its restoration, Jordana Leighton, and Ashley Valentine, thought it would be fun to organise an evening of Karaoke. And thus ORGANOKE was created. It premiered in 2016 with plenty of “choons” and dancing in the aisles.
The Vicar (Nick the Vic) thought it was such a good idea, he even bought us a few catering fridges so that we could cool the beer down for you.
ORGANOKE is supported by PRS for music.