Organ Biography > Organs > England > Coventry > St. Michael’s Cathedral (Old)

Details of St. Michael’s Cathedral (Old), Coventry, England

Building History
1908Became cathedral
1940sDestroyed in WWII

Organ History
1733Built by Thomas Schwarbrook
Status
Unknown
Sources
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

Organ History
1887Willis
1914Rebuilt & enlarged by Lee
1940sDestroyed WWII by
Status
Destroyed
Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
454-12P



List of Organists
1749-1952Capel Bond (1730-1790)
1828-86Edward Simms (1800-1893)
1886-92A. Herbert Brewer (1865-1928)
Frederick J. Harker (1867-1952)
1892-98H. C. Perrin (1865-1953)
1898-1928Walter Hoyle (1873-)
1928Andrew Fenner (1908-1979)
1928-33Harold Rhodes (1889-1956)
1933-40Alan Stephenson (1891-1950)

List of Assistant Organists
1934-39Allan Hawthorne-Baker (1909-1977)

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