As the vaccine went in, the organ played

As the vaccine went in, the organ played


norman lebrecht

January 18, 2021

Salisbury Cathedral is a major vaccination centre.

UPDATE: Lichfield and Blackburn cathedrals are doing the same.


  • Garry Humphreys says:

    . . . and Lichfield cathedral also – but much less glamorous for the paparazzi of course.

  • Bostin'Symph says:

    What was playing? “Cupid only throws the dart”? Flight of the Bumblebee? The Wasps?

    Great news! Blackburn Cathedral also now added to the venues.

  • Amos says:

    It is heartening to see every and any venue being used to vaccinate as many people as possible. As more countries find it necessary to shut down to save lives in concert with vaccination where are those who were claiming the pandemic was overblown and insisted on “being allowed to live their lives”? Hopefully, in America, the Biden administrations’ return to the following of science-based public health guidelines will save lives and allow a return to normalcy soon.

  • Harold Stover says:

    The organ didn’t play – an ORGANIST played the organ. Would we say that we had just been to Carnegie Hall where the piano played the Emperor Concerto? (Signed, an organist).

  • Edgar says:

    At least some uplifting news from Brexit-, Johnson Government- and Covid plagued England…

  • JussiB says:

    I’m going to Disneyland to get vaccinated.

  • Lapsed Organist says:

    And the ORGANISTS giving their time, skill and actually playing the organ were….??
    Getting fed up with the media rarely acknowledging the musicians who make the music…
    Surely we should be applauding the organists at these Cathedrals alongside the news of the actual instrument playing during the vaccinations. These organs don’t just play themselves!