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Dr Geoffrey Gates AM
The final pièce de résistance to the Cathedral's West Organ is the addition of a solo, horizontal fanfare trumpet voiced in the French symphonic school - with the spun end pipes firing out of either side of the ruckpositive case, it is truly a visual and sonic treat.

The trumpet was installed in April and blessed on Sunday May 1 in loving memory of Dr Geoffrey Gates AM, following a generous bequest by his wife, Patricia. Geoffrey was much loved by everyone at the Cathedral and by many people in the WA arts scene, in particular as a supporter of the WA Ballet.

The Cathedral honours Geoffrey through this trumpet and the organ scholarship, reflecting Geoffrey's wonderful humanity and the esteem with which he was held by everyone who knew him.

At the blessing, the choir sang music of Gibbons, Clucas, and Ireland’s Greater Love.  For the latter, they joined Joseph Nolan in the organ loft, singing directly to the golden pipes - a fitting benediction!  The new stop also raised its voice, in the dedication vows and hymns, and especially in the glorious organ voluntary which ended the service - a taste of joys to come.

  

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geoffrey_gates
Dr Geoffrey Gates AM
The final pièce de résistance to the Cathedral's West Organ is the addition of a solo, horizontal fanfare trumpet voiced in the French symphonic school - with the spun end pipes firing out of either side of the ruckpositive case, it is truly a visual and sonic treat.

The trumpet was installed in April and blessed on Sunday May 1 in loving memory of Dr Geoffrey Gates AM, following a generous bequest by his wife, Patricia. Geoffrey was much loved by everyone at the Cathedral and by many people in the WA arts scene, in particular as a supporter of the WA Ballet.

The Cathedral honours Geoffrey through this trumpet and the organ scholarship, reflecting Geoffrey's wonderful humanity and the esteem with which he was held by everyone who knew him.

At the blessing, the choir sang music of Gibbons, Clucas, and Ireland’s Greater Love.  For the latter, they joined Joseph Nolan in the organ loft, singing directly to the golden pipes - a fitting benediction!  The new stop also raised its voice, in the dedication vows and hymns, and especially in the glorious organ voluntary which ended the service - a taste of joys to come.

  

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