Dorchester church to host recital marking 200th anniversary of organ

By Francesca Evans

18th Sep 2023 | Local News

Organist John Challenger
Organist John Challenger

St Peter's Church in Dorchester will be marking the 200th anniversary of the installation of its organ on Monday, October 9.

To celebrate this occasion, the church will be welcoming John Challenger, assistant director of Music at Salisbury Cathedral, to give a recital.

John's performance will be preceded by a brief introduction from local historian Max Hebditch CBE FSA, and there will be a glass of wine to follow.

Redshark media will be relaying live images of John at the organ to screens around the church, so you will have a great view wherever you sit.

The performance begins at 7pm and tickets, costing £12 including wine, are now available to buy online at 


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