We have a range of string, woodwind and some brass instruments available for short- or long-term hire.
There are also keyboard instruments which can be hired for specific occasions.
A sophisticated electronic instrument by Copeman Hart with seven speaking stops and two harpsichord stops; sound is delivered through two free-standing speakers.
The specification makes it especially appropriate for continuo use, and ‘baroque pitch’ can be established at the flick of a switch.
“We have just returned from a tour to Paris with your chamber organ and found it to be quite excellent in every way. The sound is very realistic and was accepted and appreciated by everyone”. (The Director of Music, The King’s School, Canterbury)
We now house a fine modern harpsichord from Finchcocks which is available for hire but must be kept at ‘baroque pitch’.
A compact, free-standing Kawai CL20 with eight sounds, including two pianos and a harpsichord.
A Yamaha PSR-520 with a full range of sounds and effects, and a Yamaha PSR-260.
A sweet-toned French instrument at A=440 – ideal for the Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle and the Dvorak Bagatelles.
Contact the Office for details of availability and current hire charges.