St. Bartholomew's Polyphony Choir

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St. Bartholomew's has a very fine two manual pipe organ built by F.H. Browne and Sons of Canterbury in 1972, and enlarged by them in 1985 and 2005. The instrument was built high in the gallery, the pipe work each side of the window depicting Christ the King at the west end of the church.

The instrument provides ample resources for leading a capacity congregation in hymn singing, as well as providing the tonal colours necessary to choral singing in the parish. It is also occasionally used as a solo and a concerto instrument.

The 2005 refurbishment and extension of the instrument was entirely supported by the parishioners by way of a Sponsor a Pipe scheme. The Choirs and the Parish will always remain greatly appreciative of the generosity shown by so many.

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Stop tab console
61 key manuals
30 note concave and radiating pedal-board
Solid state electric action throughout#
 

Swell 

Great 

Open Diapason

8'

Double Dulciana

16'

Lieblich Gedact

8'

Open Diapason

8'

Salicional*

8'

Claribel

8'

Principal

4'

Dulciana

8'

Fifteenth

2'

Principal

4'

Larigot

1 1/3'

Flute*

4'

Mixture

II

Twelfth

2 2/3'

Double trumpet

16'

Fifteenth

2'

Trumpet

8'

Sesquialtera#

III

Oboe#

8'

Trumpet (Swell)#

8'

Tremulant#

 

 

 

Swell Octave

     

 

 

 

 

Pedal 

Resultant Bass**

32'

Bass Flute

8'

Bourdon

16'

Fifteenth

4'

Dulciana

16'

Octave Flute

4'

Principal

8'

Trumpet

16'

 

 

Clarion

8'

       

Couplers

Great to Pedal   Great+Pedal pistons coupled
Swell to Pedal General thumb pistons to Swell pedal pistons#
Swell to Great

Thumb Pistons
Six Great
Six Swell

Six General
#
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal#
Swell to Great
Swell Trumpet on Great#
General Cancel#

Toe Pistons
Six Pedal
Six Swell
Great to Pedal

Balanced Swell pedal
Multi-level piston capture system#

Variable Tremulant
#

 * 1985 additions                        ** 1996 alteration
# 2005 addition/alteration

The church also has a Chappell piano and additional rehearsal facilities in the Parish Hall. An improved sound system, with Bluetooth capacity, was installed in the church in December 2016.