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BC SHEPHERD & SONS
Proprietor: John Shepherd
Incorporating A E & F A Still and Church Organs Ltd.


PIPE ORGAN BUILDERS

1927-2017
90th Anniversary of
BC SHEPHERD & SONS

New Organs (tracker or electric)
Rebuilds, Restorations (tracker, pneumatic, electric)
Overhauls, Tonal modifications, Tunings

IBO BUSINESS MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ORGAN BUILDING

B C Shepherd commenced the business in 1927 at Shepherds Bush, West London, having previously worked for Messrs. A Noterman, J W Walker & Sons, and the Aeolian Company. In 1958 his eldest son John started to work with his father, and they were joined by the younger son Eric in 1970. B C Shepherd continued working until his death in 1971, since when his sons have maintained the business under the direction of John who for several years had been in partnership with his father. Since 1964 the business has been operating from Edgware. The name of the firm was changed to B C Shepherd & Sons in 2000. At present there are three full time and several part time workers. The firm is currently kept busy with rebuilding and restoration work and with over 150 tuning contracts, mainly in the South East of England, though with 12 in the Republic of Ireland.

Some recent and forthcoming projects

(apart from ongoing tuning and maintenance work)

ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, BARNES 2016
Clean and overhaul, refittng of console and installation of solid state switching and piston action.
Minor tonal modifications, Addition of Pedal Trombone.
Bishop1895/Percy Daniel 2 manuals 30 speaking stops.
Information LINK

SACRED HEART RC CHURCH, COBHAM, SURREY 2016

 Restortion of Great Slide chest and fing of slide solenoids and slide seals.
Fittng of Swell electric shutter motor. Refittng of console,
and fittng of new solid state switching and piston capture system.
Cleaning and minor tonal alterations.
Kingsgate Davidson 1961, part straight, part extension 2/32 speaking stops.
Information LINK

ST MARY MAGDALENE, PADDINGTON, 2015

Refittng of console, new solid state switching and piston capture system, overhaul of Trombone chest. 3 manual Compton 1933, using parts of previous organ. 3 manual, 24 ranks extended to 75 speaking stops.


St Mary Magdalene,
Paddington


ST LUKE'S, CHELSEA, 2015
Clean and overhaul, and replacement of approx. 1200 chest magnets, new chests for 32ft reed bottom octave. Compton house organ built 1922, installed and enlarged at St Lukes 1932. 3 manuals 26 ranks extended to 101 stops.


St Luke, Chelsea

EMMANUEL CHURCH, NORTHWOOD, 2014-15
 Refitting of console, with additional pistons, and fitting of solid state switching, and multi channel piston action. Replacement of electro-pneumatic drawstop actions with slide solenoids. 3 manual 40 stops. Hill 1899, Willis 1967, Shepherd 1992


Emmanuel Church,
Northwood


ST MARY'S CHURCH, KENTON, HARROW, 2014
New solid state switching and piston capture system. Replacement of swell drawstop acon with slide solenoids. Releathering of High pressure bellows. 2 manual Walker 1937. 35 speaking stops.

 ST MONICA'S RC CHURCH, PALMERS GREEN, 2014
Rebuild and minor tonal alterations, HNB 2/20.
Information LINK


St Monica's, Palmers Green

St Monica's, Palmers Green

NEWBURY METHODIST CHURCH, BERKS. 2013-14.

Partial dismantling of organ for major building work, and reinstatement, releathering of bellows, restoration of Swell and Great actions, replacement of Choir drawstop action, overhaul of Pedal chests, New solid state switching, and piston action. Hunter 1898 / Gray & Davison 1963, 3/35 stops.
Information LINK


Newbury Methodist Church

Newbury Methodist Church


CHRIST CHURCH COLDHARBOUR, LEITH HILL, SURREY, 2013
2/12 Rothwell organ, clean & overhaul, new pedalboard.
Information LINK

RALEIGH ROAD UNITED CHURCH, RICHMOND, 2013
Compton 2 man.,console refit and solid state
Information LINK

HYDE PARK CHAPEL, (MORMON CHURCH), KENSINGTON, 2012
Cleaning & Overhaul, restoration of keyboards and pedalboard.
Hill Norman & Beard 1961, 3 manuals 43 speaking stops.
Information LINK.


Hyde Park
Mormon Chapel


Hyde Park
Mormon chapel


RESIDENCE AT MARKYATE, HERTFORDSHIRE, 2012
Installation of 1966 Willis Junior Development organ from Chapel of Merchant Taylors School, new solid state switching. 1 manual & pedal 7 stops.

ST JAMES' PARISH CHURCH, WEYBRIDGE, SURREY, 2012
Cleaning & Overhaul, restoration of badly worn keyboards,
replacement of action lozenges, and of Great & Pedal reed stops.
Peter Collins 1983, 2 manuals 21 speaking stops.
Information LINK.


St James', Weybridge

St James', Weybridge
new pedal Fagot


St James', Weybridge

ST PHILIP& ST JAMES RC CHURCH, HERNE HILL, LONDON, 2011
New solid state switching fitted. 2 manual 1970s Hill Norman & Beard
"Chester Organ" 2 rank extension organ

HOLY CROSS CHURCH, ST PANCRAS, 2011
Restoration of Swell organ, following rain damage. Vowles organ rebuilt Compton 1958,
from Mill Hill School, installed at Holy Cross 1986 by Michael Mason, 3 manuals 38 speaking stops.

NOTRE DAME DE FRANCE, LEICESTER SQUARE. 2010
Refitting and rewiring of Console, new solid state switching, and piston capture system, 32 channel divisional channels, 512 general channels, Stepper, Pedal divide, Minor tonal additions. Gern 1868/Walker 1938 & 1955/Shepherd 1987. 3 manuals 67 speaking stops. New electric Swell shutter motor.
Information LINK


Nôtre Dame de France,
Leicester Square


Nôtre Dame de France,
Leicester Square


ST GEORGE THE MARTYR PARISH CHURCH, SOUTHWARK. 2010
Refitting of Console, new solid state switching and 8 channel piston capture system, replacement of Swell drawstop action with slide solenoids. Jordan 1720/Kirkland 1906/Hill Norman & Beard 1939 & 1967, with many 18th century pipes. 2 manuals 26 speaking stops.

ST ANDREW'S SURBITON. 2010
Refitting of Console, new knobs, pistons, solid state switching, and 256 channel piston capture system, and stepper. New Choir slide solenoids, overhaul of Tromba and Trombone chests. The final stage of phased restoration, which included the overhaul of the manual actions, replacement of the Swell and Great drawstop actions with slide solenoids, and the releathering of 10 bellows. Hunter 1927, 3 manuals 47 speaking stops.
Information LINK

St Andrew's,
Surbiton


St Andrew's,
Surbiton


CHALKWELL PARK METHODIST CHURCH, WESTCLIFF ON SEA, ESSEX. 2009
Refurbishment of console, and installation of solid state switching and 8 channel piston capture system. Compton Cinema organ from the Captital Theatre Haymarket, installed in 1959. 3 manual 9 extended ranks.
Information LINK.


Chalkwell Park Methodist
Westcliff-on-sea


ST. CUTHBERT'S PHILBEACH GARDENS, KENSINGTON. 2009
Restoration of Pedal chests, and releathering of bellows, following flooding. Hunter/Compton 4 manuals 49 speaking stops. 2003 Refitting of console, and installation of solid state switching and 64 channel piston capture system and stepper.

GUILDFORD CATHEDRAL. 2009
Restoration of action of Positive slide soundboard, and replacement of drawstop action with slide solenoids.
Rushworth & Dreaper 1961/2. 4 manuals 77 speaking stops.

ST MARY'S PARISH CHURCH, WIMBLEDON. 2009
Rebuild with electro-pneumatic action, and solid state switching and 99 channel piston capture system. Moving of console to north gallery. No tonal alterations. Hunter 1925 3 manuals 40 speaking stops.
Information LINK


St Mary's, Wimbledon

St Mary's, Wimbledon

BLOOMSBURY CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH. 2008
Replacement of most stops with pipes from two Binns organs from c 1909 and 1915.
Tonal additions including Tuba and 32ft reed. 3/52 speaking stops.
Information LINK


Bloomsbury Central
Baptist Church


Bloomsbury Central
Baptist Church


ARABESQUE TRUST, MUSWELL HILL. 2006
Restoration and installation of of organ by Courcelle c 1850. 2 manuals 5 speaking stops.
2011 addition of Pedal Bourdon, and new blower.


The Arabesque Trust


ST MARY'S PARISH CHURCH, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HERTFORDSHIRE. 2006

Rebuild with electro-pneumatic action and reinstatement of organ after approx.14 years of disuse. Walker 1910, 2 manuals 21 speaking stops. No tonal alterations.
Information LINK.


St Mary's Parish Church,
Hemel Hempstead



HAVEN GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH, EALING. 2003

Refitting of console and installation of solid state switching, and 8 piston capture system. Fitting of 3 rank Great Mixture in place of Twelfth. Bryceson & Ellis/Walker 1928, 3 manuals 36 speaking stops. 2011, restoration of Swell action. 2015,  Great action restored.

ST ALPHAGE CHURCH, BURNT OAK, EDGWARE, MIDDLESEX. 2003

New organ in Italianate style oak case with tin front pipes designed by Didier Grassin. Incorporates Father Willis pipes from 1857. Tracker action to manuals and pedals. Electric stop and piston action. 2 manuals 17 speaking stops.
Information LINK.


St Alphage

St Alphage, Great Action

St Alphage, Swell Action

HOLY TRINITY PARISH CHURCH, COOKHAM ON THAMES, BERKSHIRE. 2001 - 2011
Installation of solid state switching, and 8 channel piston capture system. Restoration of Swell, Great and Positive electro-pneumatic underactions. Refurbishment of keyboards and pedalboard.
Robson/Bishop/Walker 1937 & 1964. 3 manuals 34 speaking stops.

ORGAN CONCERTS
ON SHEPHERD'S INSTRUMENTS
ST. ALPHAGE
St. Alphage Walk, Montrose Avenue,
Burnt Oak, Edgware, HA8 ODN

Exciting 2 manual tracker organ built 2002 by B C Shepherd & Sons, incorporating Father Willis pipework from 1857, at west end of resonant church.

The church is just off the Edgware Road (A5) Underground Station: Burnt Oak (Northern Line)

Organ Recitals in 2018 and 2019

Saturdays at 7.30pm Admission £10
(including refreshments)
2018
3 November
ELENI KEVENTSIDOU (Organ)

(Concert Organist, Organ & Piano teacher
Rugby School & Kent College, Canterbury)

NIKOS SPANATIS (Counter tenor)
2019
2 March
JANE WATTS (Concert Organist)
6 April
1 June
6 July
MAREK STEFANSKI
(Concert Organist, Poland)
10 August
CHRISTIAN SCHOEN  (USA)
14 September
5 October
 

BLOOMSBURY CENTRAL
BAPTIST CHURCH
Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP


On the 3 manual organ of 52 speaking
stops by BC Shepherd & Sons,
incorporating pipework by Binns

Last Saturdays of the month
at 4.00pm. Free admission but
donations gratefully received
Light finger buffet

Nearest Underground station:
Tottenham Court Road
2018
October 27
Jonathan Allsopp
(Westminster Cathedral)
November 24
David Dunnett
(Norwich Cathedral)
2019
Jan 26, 2019
BLOOMSBURY ORGAN DAY from 12.30pm
An afternoon of recitals, presentations, displays, etc.
Featuring Dame Gillain Weir and Isabelle Demers),


See: www.organistonline.org/bloomsbury
February 23
TOM WINPENNY
(St Alban's Cathedral
March 30
Simon Gledhill
(London)
April 27
Eleni Keventsidou (Organ)
Stelios Chatziiosifidi (Violin)
May 25
Daniel Moult
(Birmingham Conservatoire)

ORGANO PLENO CDsDs

1 Mill Ridge, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7PE

Available by post £12 including postage and packing, please make cheque
to payable BC Shepherd & Sons
.

Other CDs available, please enquire

Roger Fisher



“It is a very exciting organ and Roger Fisher certainly ensures that it sounds it with a scorching
performance of Vierne 3."
Adrian Richards.  Organists Review

Gern/WalkerShepherd organ 3 manual 61 stops Vierne 3rd Symphonie,
Roger-Ducasse Pastorale Saint-Saens Prelude & Fugue in B
Jongen Sonata Eroica.


Colin Nicholls



“Colin Nicholls chooses works appropriate to the instruments, and thus gives an impressive
insight into their qualities.”
Brian Hick.  The Organ

Six organs including both Cathedrals.  Music by S.Wesley, Karg-Elert, Andriessen, Stanford,
Howells, Vierne, Langlais etc.

Cathy Langston



“We have written extensively about the new Shepherd Organ in St. Alphage and now readers can judge for themselves in this fine recording which gives an excellent idea of the impact this instrument makes.  Let us hope that this recording will be
the first of many by Cathy Langston. STAR RECORDING. " 
Brian Hick.  The Organ

2 manual Shepherd organ 2002, incorporating Father Willis pipes from 1857. Music by Bach, Stanley,
Mendelssohn, Hindemith, Harris, Dupre etc.

Anthony Halliday



"Anthony displays masterful management of the organ and produces a range of registrations that made me think that the organ had at least twice as many as its 17 stops." 
Robin Coxon. The Organ Club Journal

Music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Saint Saens,
Widor, Vierne etc.

Contacts


John Shepherd


Eric Shepherd


Nicholas Hillman

1 Mill Ridge, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7PE

Tel: 020 8958 9919

Fax: 020 8958 6214

E-Mail: bcshepherdandsons@gmail.com