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Organ Appeal

Help us to restore our magnificent pipe organ

Bristol Beacon’s magnificent Harrison & Harrison pipe organ is one of the finest examples of concert hall organs. It has delighted audiences and organists from around the world for over half a century.

In June 2018 Harrison & Harrison carefully removed every pipe, tube and whistle from behind the grille housing, catalogued each individual item and transported the entire instrument back to Durham where it was made.

When Bristol Beacon reopens in autumn 2023, this incredible instrument needs to be reinstated, so it can continue to delight music lovers for decades to come. Restoring and rehousing this vast instrument is costly and we need to raise a further £800,000 to bring the Britton Organ back to Bristol Beacon.

Can you help us so we can ensure this unique instrument survives for future generations?

Donate to the organ appeal

Make a donation today and help us restore The Britton Organ – our venue’s magnificent Harrison & Harrison Pipe Organ.

Amount to donate: £

“One of the most important concert hall instruments in the UK…it’s quite incredible.”

Oliver Condy, BBC Music Magazine

A scaffold platform extends out from a slatted panel where a technician is at work in blue overalls.

Ways that you can help

All contributions, however big or small, will make a difference and help us to rehouse and restore this magnificent pipe organ. In addition to making a one-off donation online, you can make a pledge to our organ appeal in the following ways.

Join the Organ Supporters’ Circle

£5,372

Make a donation equivalent to the 5,372 organ pipes in the Britton Organ and receive these benefits:

  • Name on a plaque in perpetuity
  • Invitation to the annual Britton Organ Recital
  • Invitation to voice of the organ
  • VIP reception and concert (4 tickets)

 

Name a pipe

£1,000

Name one of the pipes in the Britton Organ and receive:

  • Name on a plaque in perpetuity
  • Invitation to voice of the organ
  • VIP reception and concert (2 tickets)

 

Pulling out the stops

£500

Make a major donation of £500 and receive:

  • Name on a plaque in perpetuity

 

Payment options

We have several options for you to make payment of your pledge.

Gift instalments

For large gifts, we’re able to take instalments of your total pledge over a few years. Please get in touch to discuss what instalment package may be best for you.

One-off payment

If you are able, you can make a payment for your full pledge amount via BACS, credit or debit card or by cheque. Please get in touch to discuss how you would like to pay.

Get in touch

To discuss how you would like to support our organ appeal and how you can make a pledge please contact:

Rosa Corbishley, Development Director

Email: rosa.corbishley@bristolbeacon.org

Phone: 0117 204 7176

Latest news about the Britton Organ

History of Bristol Beacon pipe organs
A organ console with keyboards.

History of Bristol Beacon pipe organs

£250k donation towards the restoration of Bristol Beacon’s unique organ
Three people stand in high visibility jackets and hard hats beneath a stone archway

£250k donation towards the restoration of Bristol Beacon’s unique organ

The last blast of Bristol Beacon’s pipe organ
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The last blast of Bristol Beacon’s pipe organ