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We are fundraising for a once-in-a-generation restoration of the historic 3-manual Walker pipe organ at All Saints' Cathedral Nairobi. The organ is the largest in East and Central Africa, and is in constant use, with a committed team of organists keeping organ music very much alive at the Cathedral. It was last restored in 1978 and is now desperately in need of a full overhaul, with new problems developing on an almost weekly basis. We are looking to raise Ksh. 50 million, or USD 500,000, in total for the project, which will require an international company to dismantle and ship the organ for repairs before reassembling here in Nairobi. The project allows for a new young technician to be trained to maintain the organ in the future.
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You can see the organ in use in the video below, an interview with one of our young organists about his work:.
Holy week services.Update posted by Antony Muriuki Kaburu at 12:01 pm
This year's holy week was quite different from the norm with the country being on partial lock-down and our pews left empty. This however did not deter our choristers from coming together and raising their voices in song to mark this very special time in the story of our salvation.
Advent SundayUpdate posted by Antony Muriuki Kaburu at 05:19 am
We had a wonderful Advent Carol service, with a pre-recorded version going out online and a congregational, candlelit service in the Cathedral in parallel. Here's a link to the full service: https://youtu.be/hTrO-9ltYssAnd many thanks to all who participated in the International Virtual Choir song! It is part of the service,
International Virtual Choir Song for Advent SundayUpdate posted by Antony Muriuki Kaburu at 06:43 am
During the lockdown period, choristers at All Saints' started experimenting with Virtual Choir songs to keep ministering and singing together, even from our own homes! Now, we're planning an 'International Virtual Choir' version of 'And the glory of the Lord' to be premiered at the Advent Sunday Carol Service on
History and specifications of the All Saints' OrganUpdate posted by Antony Muriuki Kaburu at 11:33 am
For anyone who wants to learn a few more specifics about the organ, here's an article from our much-loved organ technician and organist John Dixon. John moved from Uganda to Kenya in the 1970s and took part in the last restoration project in 1978. He continued maintaining the organ with. . . . .