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GCSE Music class visit Aylsham Parish Church

The GCSE Music class enjoy learning about the organ at Aylsham Parish Church

On Tuesday the 19th of November the GCSE Music class was invited to visit Aylsham Parish Church to witness the organ playing of Henry Macey, the church organist. The trip started with an introduction to the organ and we were given information on the history of the particular organ that the church owned. After this, we were able to further look into how the organ functions by hearing about the different pipes and the sounds created by them. To help us understand this, we were allowed to go around the back of the organ and look inside at the workings. Once we had all had a look, Mr Macey played us some extracts from the works of Bach and Henry Purcell, who we will be studying later on in the year. Some of us were even allowed to have a go at playing the organ. It was an unforgettable experience and Reverend Jack was kind enough to donate some hot chocolate and biscuits to us in the middle. Many thanks to Henry Macey and all at Aylsham Church for the visit.

Emily Cushion – Music Captain.