Church organ centenary

A CONCERT held to celebrate the 100th birthday of a Sudbury church organ will take place next week.

The event at St Peter’s in Market Hill on Wednesday will mark the centenary of the church’s Grand Lewis 3 organ which was first played in 1911.

Stephen Cleobury, who has been the director of music for the choir of Kings College in Cambridge for 30 years, will be presenting the concert and giving a recital.

Stuart Letten, a member of the Friends of St Peter’s, said: “Stephen is best known in his role directing the famous choir at services like the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Christmastide.

“We are very fortunate to be able to hear him play and it will be an honour to have him at St Peter’s.”

Admission for the concert, which starts at 7.30pm, will be £10 on the door, while another concert celebrating the organ’s centenary will be held at the church at 3pm on Sunday.

Entrance to this event will be £5.