The organ was built by Abbott & Smith of Leeds in 1931 and sited in the upper part of the tower arch on a specially constructed loft supported by pillars and enclosed in a latticed oak case designed by Sir Walter Tapper.

All of the organ pipes were new in 1931 except for the diapason ranks which were retained from an earlier instrument built by Radcliffe & Sagar of Leeds in 1869.

Proceeds from the sale of these albums go to the St Mary’s Church Organ Fund to help with the costs of tuning and maintaining this fine instrument.

To order a CD please email [email protected] or telephone 07807 839474.

If you would like a CD to be posted to you please send a cheque for £9 (£8 + £1 to cover postage and packaging) payable to ‘St Mary’s Church, Whitkirk’, along with a note of which CD you would like to purchase, to The Reverend Matthew Peat, Whitkirk Vicarage, 386 Selby Road, Leeds, LS15 0AA.


Giles Taylor, Organist and Director of Music   

A selection of popular music played on the organ at St Mary’s Church, Whitkirk


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  • Fanfare for a Bride
  • Chanson de Matin
  • Canon in D
  • La Rejouissance
  • Nimrod
  • Highland Cathedral
  • Rhosymedre
  • Londonderry Air
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Marche Militaire
  • The Flower Duet from Lakme
  • Air on the G String
  • Hornpipe
  • Gymnopedie No. 1
  • Theme from the Clarinet Concerto
  • Te Deum Prelude
  • Toccata for the Flutes
  • Trumpet Voluntary
  • Clair de Lune
  • Crown Imperial
  • Finlandia
  • Jerusalem
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Christmas Music from Whitkirk

The Choristers of St Mary’s Church, Whitkirk                                                        

Directed by Lesley Lear   •   Giles Taylor, Organist

A selection of popular Christmas carols sung by St Mary’s Church Choir


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  • Once in Royal David’s city
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came
  • In the Bleak Midwinter
  • While Shepherds Watched their Flocks
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are
  • Sing Lullaby!
  • Ding Dong! Merrily on High
  • A New Year Carol
  • Hark! The Herald-Angels Sing

This CD was recorded at St Mary’s Church, Whitkirk, on Sunday 22 November 2015