A hundred people were present for a memorable concert last evening by organist Gordon Stewart and Hallé Orchestra trumpeter Tom Osborne.
Yet only four hours before it began, the organ was not working – and anxiety was creeping in at St Lucius'.
Organ builder David Wood had arrived two days previously to tune the instrument, but buzzing from the motor that supplies wind to the pipes alerted him to a serious problem.
That was confirmed by engineers from local firm Westin Drives who arrived promptly to take it for repair.
To everyone's relief, the wind supply was restored on the afternoon of the concert to allow us to enjoy a rich variety of music, ranging from Bach to the present day, brilliantly played by these fine musicians.
A convivial evening was rounded off with wine and canapés. Thanks to all who were involved.