The Organ


The Organ

Trinity’s magnificent mechanical-action organ is regarded as one of the finest organs in the United Kingdom.  The original instrument was built by the famous 'Father' Smith in 1694 and 1706.  Over the years many alterations were made, until in 1913 an almost totally new organ was built, on a massive scale.  Some of the pipes were so large that they would not fit in the organ loft, and had to stand in a corner of the Ante-Chapel.

In 1976 the Swiss firm Metzler Söhne completed the present mechanical-action instrument based on the surviving pipework, and within the original cases, of the 1694 and 1706 'Father' Smith organs.  The 42-rank instrument is remarkable for its meticulous craftsmanship and durability, in addition to its rich but gentle resonance and its exquisite balance.

Listeners can now search and browse every performance of Bach’s organ music given at Trinity in recent years, both by the organ scholars and also by visiting recitalists playing for our Sunday evening organ recital series.  To listen again, please click here, or the link below.


The Organ Organ Scholars Organ Scholarships

The Instrument

Current and Former Organ Scholars

Becoming an
Organ Scholar

Organ Recitals Bach at Trinity Metzler organ recording

Organ recitals

Bach on the Metzler

Organ recordings

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