This unique instrument operates from a perforated paper roll and consists of a piano and organ duet, often referred to as a violin pipe piano.
This instrument is now partially restored and we need to fund the completion of the work which will cover the expensive re-leathering of the pneumatics.
This work will cost £5,000
if you wish to donate please click here
Our 97-key Mortier Organ, "The Four Columns", at the Organ Theatre is 100 years old in 2023.
We intend to mark this occasion with an extra-special day in the summer of that year. To fully feature this organ on the day, we first need to get it fully restored professionally so it looks and plays exactly to how it did when it was made in 1923.
To this end, we are launching a restoration appeal fund and donations will be greatly received.
Our target for this very thorough and complete restoration is £20,000 - which includes transportation costs.
All donations towards this project can be sent 'on-line' by clicking here or cheques can be sent to Treasurer:
Peter Allen, 10 Heather Mead, Edlesborough, Bucks. LU6 2HJ.
With your help, we can celebrate this organ's 100th birthday with it playing and looking in 1st class condition.
Many thanks from the SAMMS Committee..