Grand Piano at
at Lytchett Minster Parish Church BH16 6JE
2018 concerts are listed here . Photos from concerts here
The arrival of
the new Bechstein Grand Piano.
One day in June 2016, 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.
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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.
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.
leg was attached while one man held the instrument upright, and the red cover
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.
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
The church, which has an exceptionally good acoustic, and its piano,
are available for hire. Contact the Church Office for details.
For details on Viridor Credits, including enquiries for funding, please
The Grand Piano was purchased from Intermusic, Unit 9 Cabot Business Village, Poole.
The Bechstein Grand Piano...