Daniel Bezkorowajnyj is to play a 36-hour organ marathon at St Lucius’, starting on Monday, November 6 at 8am.
He aims to raise money for Children in Need, to make people aware of the church and to raise awareness of organ playing and the creative arts.
Daniel, 22, a film studies student at Huddersfield University, began playing the organ four years ago and has been at Farnley for almost two years.
He says: 'Organists have become a rare breed and it is such a difficult to job to do. When you’re not thinking about the two, three or four keyboards, you’re thinking about playing the pedals with your feet or changing the stops.
'That’s before you have time to even turn the page. Organists are a vital parts of a church service, as they are literally the music makers.
'The creative arts – music, film, art, culture – form a significant role in society, and without them the world would be a much duller place.'
During his hours at the console, Daniel will play music by a variety of composers from Bach to Vierne. In addition, certain hours will be dedicated to pop music, film music and requests.
He will be supported by members of the congregation and the marathon will be open to visitors.
You can contribute here www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Daniel-bezkorowajnyjorgan