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Please help restore the old church organ at the Holy Trinity Church in Funchal


About the Church Organ Appeal

  • A brief history on the Organ
    The organ in Holy Trinity in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, was built in 1869 in London, for an Englishman, by a German, August Gern, in French Romantic Style!

    Twenty years later it was brought
    to Madeira by Dr. M.C. Grabham, renowned surgeon and botanist, and installed in his home, Quinta do Val Formosa.

    Dr. Grabham, an accomplished musician, died in 1935.
    The organ was given by his family to the English Church, where it has been an integral part of worship since November 1936.

    The English Church is the custodian of this fine example of the complexity of European musical culture.

What needs to be done?