Makin Organ at Buxton Opera House
Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice Choir gave a very special centenary gala concert at Buxton Opera House on 11th November 2018. Directed by Roger Briscoe, the ‘Century of Song’ featured leading soprano Lesley Garrett. Probably the best MVC in the region, they required an organ for the night with Roger choosing to work with ChurchOrganWorld who delivered and voiced a Makin Thirlmere organ for the day. The people in the packed Opera House were simply thrilled with what they heard.
Lesley Garrett has a strong connection with the Opera House and the Buxton Festival. She sang a selection of well-known and popular songs from across the years and joined the choir as they celebrated this great achievement The evening was hosted by Ian McMillan - the Bard of Barnsley - whose unmistakable voice is frequently heard on the radio as the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s 'The Verb' and whose poetry - often moving, wry and witty observations on life.