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St. George’s Walcker Organ
15 June 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm£5
New resident organist Richard Brasier talking about and playing the historic instrument in St George’s church. It was made by the famous German organ builder Walcker and is unique in London. It dates from the 19th century and was probably paid for partly with a gift of £50 from the King of Prussia himself who took an interest in the church and the German community here. St George’s was built in 1762 to service the mainly German workforce in the sugar refineries which were then based here. It is a grade II listed building still with its original box pews, German memorials. Music has always been important to the Lutheran church and Martin Luther himself wrote many hymns. The congregation probably sang them unaccompanied at first and it must have been an exciting day when the spanking new Walcker organ first blasted out Ein Feste Burg!
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