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Organist feels 'grateful' and 'excited' to be back

Archie Milligan
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John Linker practicing for the recital on the Transitional Cathedral organ on Monday.  Archie Milligan

On Tuesday at midday, the Christchurch Cathedral was alive with the sounds of Bach, Mendelssohn, Leighton, and many others.

Christchurch Transitional Cathedral music director John Linker curated the programme with a mix of organ favourites to pieces associated with lent.

Linker, who moved to New Zealand in 2015, said he felt "grateful to be living in a country where we are able to have events like this".

The holy week and Easter events did not take place last year because of the Covid-19 Lockdown.

An audience member described the show as "an absolute success and a great start to holy week at the Cathedral".

Director of Music at Christchurch Cathedral Practices for Recital to open the Holy Week celebrations.