Mill Hill Chapel hosts many Organ recitals and continues to affirm the importance of music in worship.
Anthony Norcliffe, (GRSM, ARCO, LRAM, ARMCM) director of Music at Mill Hill, has enjoyed a career as teacher, solo organist, accompanist, choral director and college tutor in and around his native city. His main musical education was at the Royal Manchester College of Music (now Royal Northern College of Music), where he graduated with honours and special merit. A church musician for over 40 years, he has over 500 recital performances to his credit.
The Organ in Mill Hill Chapel.
Mill Hill Chapel houses one of the finest organs in the city. Its pipework is housed in twin chambers, occupying each side of the chancel. Built by Norman & Beard in 1910, it has been skilfully enhanced and enlarged, under the supervision of Anthony Norcliffe, by the firm of J.M. Spink & Son, to produce a comprehensive instrument of 53 stops, well suited to producing sound-colours for any period of organ music appropriately and effectively.
Some Unitarian Hymn Writers
Sarah Flower Adams d.1848 Nearer my God to Thee
Ambrose Nicolls Blatchford d.1924 A Gladsome Hymn of Praise we Sing
Sir John Bowring d.1872 In the Cross of Christ I Glory
Oliver Wendell Holmes d.1894 Lord of all Being, Thorned Afar
Samual Johnson d.1882 City of God, How Broad and Far
Samuel Longfellow d.1892 Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
Love Maria Willis d.1908 Father Hear the Prayer we Offer