Purcell’s Principal pulls out all the stops!

From 7.30pm on Thursday 13th October 2022, Purcell’s Principal Paul Bambrough will embark upon a solo organ playing challenge – performing a staggering 12 recitals over a 24 hour period – to raise funds for a new school organ and to mark our 60th anniversary.
‘I am both hugely excited and more than a little daunted by the scale of the challenge presented by this Organathon! Preparing one recital can feel momentous; preparing 12 feels like madness!! But raising money for this wonderful, inspiring and exceptional school to benefit students and staff of astonishing ability, is the best possible motivation. Please come and join me, in person or online, and support this mad, but exciting playing marathon. And please consider donating as generously as you feel able to support the work of this unique and important school.’

Paul Bambrough

What is an ‘Organathon’?

An Organathon is an Organ Playing Marathon. This Organathon will last 24 hours, and is an individual undertaking.

How can I support?

Attending the event
There’s nothing quite like hearing the organ playing in person, so we will be opening the doors to our CP Hall and welcoming visitors to all of the 12 recitals. It will be a fantastic opportunity to support Purcell, whilst enjoying live music.

For those further afield, the Organthon will be live streamed through this web page.
You can help raise funds by purchasing a ticket, donating towards an element of the new organ, sponsoring a piece of music (or even a whole recital!), or simply making a gift here.

There will be a donation point in the CP Hall for those joining us in person, or if you are watching online please visit our fundraising page.

For Corporate Sponsorship, please contact development@purcell-school.org.

Ticket information

Tickets are available to purchase online here prior to the event, and will also be sold on the door.

The Opening Gala will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 13th October, and the Grand Finale concert will commence at 6.30pm on Friday 14th October.

Opening Gala: £20.00pp | Grand Finale: £20.00pp | All other recital tickets: £10.00pp | Under 18s: free admission

Organathon Timetable