This video comes from the archives of the producer of Midnight Pipes t.v. series producer and host, Frederick Hohman. In episode #6 of the Midnight Pipes series, Frederick Hohman visits the Winston Churchill Memorial, located on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.
In the 1960s, arrangements were made for the ruins of the Church of St. Mary Albermanbury (bombed during the London Blitz in World War II) to be moved from its original location in central London, and to be relocated and reconstructed on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. The church was designed and built by famed 17th-century English architect Christopher Wren, and its architectural style and appointments, as reconstructed, are typical of 17th and 18th century English design. The Winston Churchill memorial and museum are located in the undercroft of the reconstructed church sanctuary.
The organ in the sanctuary at the Churchill Memorial was built in 1969 by English-builder Noel Mander. Noel Mander served as organ-builder to St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Canterbury Cathedral and to the Oxford University Chapels. The organ case comes from a defunct English organ from the 18th century, and some pipes in the organ are reputed to have come from an English organ from the time of composer Georg Frideric Handel.
The original broadcast of this program was made in the standard definition format. For this posting, original video was upconverted to HD, and placed in a window on the right side of the screen. Additional text comments appear occasionally in the margin on the left side of the video frame. The video is truncated from its original 29 minute broadcast, and video footage retained for this posting focuses upon a description of the organ console and three organ music performance segments by host Frederick Hohman.