Pull Out All The Stops

Tuesday 18 March 2014 - Thursday 26 June 2014

Royal Festival Hall’s magnificent organ has been undergoing a six-year restoration, thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund and our incredibly supportive audiences. To celebrate its return to full glory, Southbank Centre is presenting Pull Out All The Stops – an organ festival on an unprecedented scale.
We’ve commissioned new compositions from British greats Sir John Tavener and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies; artists Martin Creed and Lynette Wallworth are both incorporating the instrument into new pieces; and you can hear major organ works not performed at Royal Festival Hall for many years.
To celebrate the organ’s return to Royal Festival Hall and to bring the instrument to as wide an audience as possible, there are many Learning & Participation projects taking place over the next 12 months involving school children, emerging poets, young musicians and composers, local families and children. These are culminating in performances, installations and exhibitions across Southbank Centre throughout the Pull Out All The Stops festival. More information will be coming on these projects soon.

Sponsor a pipe
We still need your help to maintain the Royal Festival Hall organ, commission new works and support the ongoing artistic programme.

You can help by sponsoring a pipe for yourself or a loved one from 1 foot to 32 feet long, or £30 to £10,000. Please click here to find out more and if you have any questions , do phone 020 79210 941 or email pulloutallthestops@southbankcentre.co.uk

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