Wednesdays at 5.55 – organ recitals at the Royal Festival Hall

by Morwenna Brett The Royal Festival Hall organ in 2014 after its rebuild. /picture Simon Jacobs After the long and sad silence of the Royal Festival Hall organ, the inclusion of recitals on the refurbished instrument in the current programming is hugely welcome.  Go along to one with organist colleagues, and sooner or later someone will strike up a nostalgic lament for Wednesdays at 5.55.  For those born after the 1970s: this was a weekly recital series, held in the early evening before the regular orchestral concerts, between 1954 and 1989.  W Harry Hoyle has just…

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