The Pipe Organ in China Project Website: Updates for April 2021

30 April 2021

One of only two updates this month concerns HKG1927b, the two-manual organ by William Charlton Blackett installed in St. Margaret Mary Church in Happy Valley, Hong Kong. Our colleague Lee Ping Yin, who has been investigating the current state of the organ, reports a number of interesting facts about this installation. The page on the website has been updated, although many questions about this organ and its history remain to be answered.

We have also heard that a new organ in being planned for Chongqing, in Sichuan Province. As we learn further details about this organ we will post them here. If and when this new instrument is installed, it will be only the second recorded organ in Chongqing (Chungking), and the first installation in almost a century.

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Organs in the Census: 193

One-year to date hits: 13, 755

Total hits since Launch (June 2018): 28, 755

From “New Hymns of Praise” (Shanghai, 1941)