Project information

The Great 12 Hour Organathon!

One historic organ, 3 extremely talented organists (plus a few friends) and12 hours of continuous music.

Help the Cathedral's Music Department to raise £1,000 for the Youth Choir tour to Västerås, Sweden by sponsoring this epic Organathon!

November 2014 - November 2014

Charity information: Gloucester Cathedral

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  • Need


    To raise funds to subsidise costs to take the Cathedral’s flourishing Youth Choir (ages 13-19) on tour to our link diocese in Västerås, Sweden, in April 2015.

    The tour will not only benefit the Youth Choir itself, but it will also strengthen the link between the Dioceses of Gloucester and Västerås.


    It seems fitting that we should use our famous organ to raise funds that will benefit of our Youth Choir members, who give their time freely week in, week out.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise £1,000 to help subsidise the Youth Choir tour to Sweden in 2015.


    » The three Cathedral organists and some other members of the department will complete a 12-hour non-stop stint on the Cathedral organ.

    By sending the Youth Choir on tour to Sweden.

  • Impact


    Tours are important as they offer the choir an opportunity to sing in different settings in front of new audiences, as well as learning about different cultures and helping the group to bond. These are valuable experiences that help members to grow whilst improving the quality of their singing.


    There is a risk that one of the organists might fall asleep but flasks of coffee (and the nature of the challenge!) will help to mitigate this.


    Funders will receive a thank you from the Music Department, and a final report once the Organathon has been completed.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Tour subsidy Raising a fund to subsidise the Youth Choir tour
  • Background


    Gloucester Cathedral


    The Youth Choir (ages 13-19)

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Youth Choir is a crucial part of the Cathedral's musical life.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jonathan Hope

    Assistant Director of Music