Retiring city organist: It was a labour of love

2013-11-27 00:00

SOME might associate churches with silence or prayers, but for Marianne de Jager her experience of church has been sitting behind the organ creating beautiful music for the congregation.

De Jager, who played the piano, was recommended as a substitute. She was given no lessons and told to do her best. It was this baptism of fire that introduced her to the complicated workings of the organ, which is a very particular instrument.

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