FOXEARTH church will play host to a renowned local organist on Tuesday September 13th at 8pm.
‘Foxearth History Society present an Evening with our Father Willis Organ’ will feature Anthony Percival, currently organist and Director of Music at Christ Church Ipswich, and promises to be an evening to remember.
The church’s notable organ was constructed by the Willis Family, one of the oldest and most famous organ building companies in the world today, and was placed in the church during the early 1860s at a cost of 300 guineas.
Speaking of the illustrious organ and its importance to the church, which is in need of investment, Clare Mathieson, 61, secretary of the Foxearth History Society said: “It’s about appreciating what we’ve got, while we’ve got it”.
Mr. Percival has performed in the UK and throughout Europe during an illustrious career, but has always had his roots in this region, having recently celebrated 50 years as the organist at the Chappel United Reformed Church. He has also taught at St. John’s College Cambridge and played at numerous venues, including the cathedrals of Ely and St. Edmundsbury.
Any donations from the event will go towards church funds.