Many of us have encountered some massive organs in our time.
Few are as large as the monster recently revealed at the Royal Festival Hall.
To celebrate the restoration of the 60 year-old, 7,866-pipe, four-manual beast, the Southbank Centre has unleashed Pull Out All The Stops, "an organ festival on an unprecedented scale". There are solo recitals, new pieces from the likes of Sir John Tavener and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, and artists Martin Creed and Lynette Wallworth are both incorporating the instrument into works.
The Southbank Centre have kindly offered one pair of free tickets to a reader for any one of the remaining concerts in the festival:
- 29 March: Cameron Carpenter: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
- 30 March: Martin Creed: Face to Face with Bach
- 5 April: Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir of Venezuela
- 11 April: Darkness and Light
If you'd like to win this pair of tickets, please answer this question in the comments box below:
What would you like to see at the Southbank Centre?
(This can be anything - a 6 month Jonas Kaufmann residency, free beer on Fridays, a website improvement. sunset over the Thames, etc. There is no guarantee the SBC will read them, let alone act on them, by the way).
The winner will be chosen at random from all answers, so don't worry about how long/short/clever yours is.
Please make sure you type in a valid email address (only I will be able to see it) so that I can contact you if you win. Tickets can be collected from the Southbank Centre on the night.
Comments will close at 6pm on Wednesday 26 March, so please get your answer in by then.
* The competition is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who entered - and congratulations to winner Kieran *