We use cookies to improve your experience when using our website. By browsing our website you agree to let us use cookies. Some cookies have already been set.
Charles James Organs (UK) Ltd - Pipe Organ Specialists
Charles James Organs - Pipe Organ Specialists

CHARLES JAMES ORGANS

ORGANIST • PIPE ORGAN MAKER • VOICER • TUNER • CONSULTANT


Latest News/Blog

 
 

Leicester - St Nicholas PC

Latest News: Leicester - St Nicholas PC

The Porritt organ in the mediaeval church of St Nicholas in the heart of Leicester will be undergoing renewal of the pedal solid state action, during the summer months of 2017. We are very pleased to have been engaged to carry out this work, this year marking the organist's sixtieth year of service to the church.


  Added by: Iain
  Saturday 8th of July 2017 12:09:27 PM

Six Rank Pedal Mixture

Latest News: Six Rank Pedal Mixture

In the early part of 2017, we designed the scales for Shires Organ Pipes and currently in our workshop we are voicing the new pedal mixture of six ranks, for a private customer. The composition starts with a 5 1/3', the lowest pipe standing at six feet long with a generous scale. The composition carrys on from 5 1/3' - 4' - 2 2/3' - 2' - 1 1/3' - 1'. This is an exciting project to be involved in as this will be one of the only pedal mixtures of this composition in the British isles.


  Added by: Iain
  Saturday 8th of July 2017 12:26:44 PM

Launde Abbey - Leicestershire

Latest News: Launde Abbey - Leicestershire

During the month of June, we start remedial work on the Speechley organ at Launde Abbey, the retreat house for the Anglican dioceses of Leicester and Peterborough.


  Added by: Iain
  Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:17:55 AM

Covering the organ at St Mary's Maldon (Covered)

Latest News: Covering the organ at St Mary

The 2006 Hey organ has been covered ready for the church to receive important restorative works to its internal walls.
A beautiful instrument of one manual and pedal.


  Added by: Iain
  Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:51:57 AM

Covering the organ at St Mary's Maldon (Uncovered)

Latest News: Covering the organ at St Mary

The 2006 Hey organ has been covered ready for the church to receive important restorative works to its internal walls.
A beautiful instrument of one manual and pedal.


  Added by: Iain
  Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:50:39 AM

Continuo Organ with the Bury Bach Choir

Latest News: Continuo Organ with the Bury Bach Choir

Saturday 4th March 2017, the continuo organ was featured in a concert of Handel and Purcell - the organ as well as taking the role of continuo, performed as a solo instrument in an Organ Concerto of Handel.


  Added by: Iain
  Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:36:44 PM

Hanley • Victoria Hall

Latest News: Hanley • Victoria Hall

This instrument built by Conacher is undergoing refurbishment of the four manuals with augmentation of the pistons to include sequencer and generals, a new transmission and piston system. Overhaul of the Great reed soundboard and refurbishment and voicing of the Great reeds.


  Added by: Iain
  Sunday 19th of February 2017 03:24:34 PM

Shawell Parish Church nr Lutterworth

Latest News: Shawell Parish Church nr Lutterworth

One manual organ by Audsley. Restoration of the keys and re-leathering of the double rise bellows. Cleaning and re-balancing of the pipes including new tuning slides. http://www.charlesjamesorgans.co.uk/portfolio-details.php?ID=62


  Added by: Iain
  Sunday 19th of February 2017 03:24:41 PM

New Great Soundboard and tonal remodelling for Newmarket Roman Catholic Church

Latest News: New Great Soundboard and tonal remodelling for Newmarket Roman Catholic Church

During the latter part of 2016 we have completed the manufacture and instillation of a new Great soundboard and tonal remodelling to the Newmarket Catholic Church 1875 Lewis Organ. A truly remarkable organ positioned at the west end of this fine church and capable of leading a 400 strong congregation. In its gallery position it is able to project and luxuriate in the church's acoustics.

All pipework has been revoiced to promote musicality and the tonal changes have ensured that versatility can be achieved effectively, despite the modest size of the instrument. Many colours are now available and all of the stops provide in their own right as well as in chorus.

The tonal work has been carried out to realise the best of the Lewis pipework as well as augment with new. The Great chorus has had a new Principal and Fifteenth voiced to add...

 Read More

  Added by: Iain
  Sunday 19th of February 2017 03:36:02 PM

The City of London School

Latest News: The City of London School

During the summer break of 2016, the 1987 organ was cleaned and overhauled including revision of the actions and tonal regulation.

ww.charlesjamesorgans.co.uk/portfolio-details.php?ID=18


  Added by: Iain
  Sunday 19th of February 2017 03:37:29 PM

Voicing

Latest News: Voicing

March 2015 we have been voicing for a private customer a new Fifteenth 2' and two canistered Flute basses in the classical style. Subtle chiff.


  Added by: Iain
  Friday 6th of March 2015 08:12:14 PM

Continuo Organ at Ely Cemetery on a Funeral

Latest News: Continuo Organ at Ely Cemetery on a Funeral

Just recently the box organ was requested for a funeral service in Ely Cemetery chapel. The acoustics of the chapel are astounding with its barrelled roof.


  Added by: Iain
  Saturday 7th of February 2015 12:47:44 PM

CJO Box Organ with the Kingfisher Chorale

Latest News: CJO Box Organ with the Kingfisher Chorale

We are pleased that our continuo organ has been booked by the Kingfisher Chorale for the concert on the 14th March 2015 at St John the Baptist in Leicester.


  Added by: Iain
  Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 11:16:51 PM

Recent Work - New Fifteenth 2' for All Saints Church in Scraptoft, Leicestershire

Latest News: Recent Work - New Fifteenth 2

We have just had the delight of voicing and installing a new Fifteenth 2' into the Taylor organ at All Saints Church in Scraptoft, Leicestershire, ready for Easter. This tonal change has given versatility to the organ and improved accompaniment of the congregation. The Baroque voicing of the new stop coalesce with the Taylor pipework in a musical manner.


  Added by: Iain
  Tuesday 29th of April 2014 07:01:12 PM
Church of England
Methodist Church
For Sale
Practice Organ
Practice Organ

CJO Home Practice Organ Compass of manuals, CC to A, 58 notes Compass of pedals, CCC to F, 30 notes RCO Both manuals unenclosed. Man I Chimney Flute 8' Principal 4' ...

POA Please contact us.
 

and at the flick of a button; A German Great!

- Professor Ian Tracey, Tour of the Organ
Mobile, Tablet & PC Friendly.