Lytchett Minster & St Dunstan's Upton

Concerts
at Lytchett Minster Parish Church  BH16 6JE

2018 concerts will be announced in due course

Grand Piano and pianist The arrival of the new Bechstein Grand Piano.

One day in June last year, there was an excitement in the air outside the Parish Church as we waited for the new piano to arrive. We were eagerly watching the road for the approach of a removal van. To our surprise a small transit van pulled into the car park and three men jumped out asking if we were waiting for a piano. Having shown them the terrain they returned to the van to unload the instrument.

.image of piano arriving   ...  Piano being moved into its place emr

It arrived on its side, minus legs and lyre (the section connecting the pedals to the action), swathed in a red protective cover. Wheeled in on a board it was set in place, lifted off the board, and the build began.   
piano nearly in location......fitting the lyre emr

The outside and rear legs were screwed on, the lyre attached and, with a nonchalance bordering on arrogance, one man threw a kneeler on the floor and the instrument was tipped upright, with the kneeler, perfectly positioned, protecting the legless side. 
two legs of the piano on......piano upright on two legs emr
The third leg was attached while one man held the instrument upright, and the red cover was removed.
3rd leg of piano goes on emr
After fixing the A frame to the legs, which provides stability when the instrument is moved from one position to another, the men left and we were able to uncover it and enjoy our new piano.

unveiling of the piano emr

Our church has been raising money for a number of years by holding a series of concerts, and the completion of the fundraising has been made possible by a grant from Viridor Credits Environmental Company, through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Jean de Garis said, “We would like to thank Viridor Credits, and the many generous donors and faithful concert-goers who have contributed to the purchase of this magnificent instrument. I am also very grateful to Oliver Webb at Intermusic who advised us in the selection of the piano.”

The church, which has an exceptionally good acoustic, and its piano, are available for hire. Contact the Church Office for details.

logo of Viridor Credits who granted money for the Grand PianoFor details on Viridor Credits, including enquiries for funding, please visit www.viridor-credits.co.uk


intermusic logo from website
For more information about Intermusic please visit www.intermusic.com

 

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 3rd Photograph of the Grand Piano

 

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 5th Photograph of the Grand Piano

 

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 7th Photograph of the Grand Piano

 

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 9th Photograph of the Grand Piano

 

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 11th Photograph of the Grand Piano

 

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 13th Photograph of the Grand Piano

 

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 15th Photograph of the Grand Piano

 

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www.lytchettminsterchurch.co.uk

updated 25/10/17