‘Sounds of the Summer’ concert review

On 8th May customers and prospects joined with Makin staff at the 3rd Annual ‘Sounds of the Summer’ concert given by Professor Ian Tracey at the Makin Organs southern showroom in Mixbury, near Oxford. Whilst the weather somewhat let us down, the rest of the day certainly didn’t with organists having time to talk to Ian themselves and to play many of the organs in the showroom. Comments from customers included “what an inspiring day” and in general thanked Makin for our hospitality.

In between playing for over two hours of music on three different instruments with composers ranging from Bach and Mushel through to Manz and Nevin, Ian entertained us with many of his legendary anecdotes and we enjoyed a never ending supply of food and drink.

Dr Keith Harrington, MD of Makin organs commented “Whilst it wasn’t wall to wall sunshine, it was certainly wall to wall entertainment on the organs. Ian was at his best and thrilled us all with his virtuoso; quite where he finds some of the registrations he uses never fails to amaze me. I am also particularly grateful to Ian & Josephine Quinney from Burntisland who provided us all with an excellent cake for the day which included a wonderful version of our logo on it. It’s no wonder that we are thought of as the Makin family.”

The date for the 4th annual event has already been fixed for Saturday 7th May 2011.