Portsmouth Music Scene


The Portsmouth Music Scene


Organs

- The National Pipe Organ Register -

I didn't intend to cover Religious, Classical or Schools Music, but being a former Organist/keybaord player, I couldn't leave this subject un-researched

CHURCHES
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Buckland (SU65017), Buckland United Reformed Church, 174 Kingston Road, PO2 7LP (Congregational Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Buckland (SU6501), Methodist Church, Buckland (Wesleyan Methodist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Buckland (SU6501), St. Stephen, Buckland (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Copnor (SU 659 024), Methodist Church, 163 Copnor Road, PO3 5EE (Methodist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Copnor (SU66018), St. Alban, 104 Copnor Road, PO3 5AL (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Copnor (SU662012), St. Cuthbert, Hayling Avenue, PO3 6DE (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Copnor (SU658030), St. Nicholas, Battenburg Ave, PO2 0SN (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Copnor (SU664014), Tangier Rd Baptist (now City Life)Church, 85 Tangier Road, PO3 6JH (Baptist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Cosham (SU659056), Baptist Church, 48 Havant Road, PO6 2QZ (Baptist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Cosham (SU661056), St. Colman, Havant Road / St. Colman's avenue, PO6 2LD (Roman Catholic Church) [No further information available]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Cosham (SU666047), St. Philip, Hawthorn Crescent Opp Wembley Grove, PO6 2TT (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Eastney (SZ66379897), Eastney Central Hall, Priory Road / Highland Road, PO4 9NH (Methodist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Eastney (SZ 665 990), Evangelical Free Church, Eastney Road (corner of Methuen Road), PO4 9JA (Evangelical Free Church) [no pipe organ 2002 PEb]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Eastney (SZ669991), St. Andrew (Royal Marines Church), Grand Division Row, Henderson Road, PO4 9GD (Former Anglican Barracks Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Eastney (SZ658990), St. Margaret, Highland Road, PO4 9DD (Anglican Parish Church) [2015(December) final service. Church closed due to physical safety. Disposal TBA]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Fratton (SU651004), Central Hall, (128) Fratton Road, PO1 5DD (Methodist Church) [Demolished 1990(c.) New church built]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Fratton (SU6300), St. Mary, Fratton Road, PO1 5PA (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Kingston (SU6501), Kingston Church (Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Landport (SU 644 009), All Saints, Commercial Road, (Portsea), PO1 4BT (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Landport (SU6501), Baptist Church, Lake Road (Baptist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Landport (SU6501), Royal Hospital Chapel (Hospital Chapel)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Landport (SU640006), St. Agatha, Market Way, PO1 4BX (Arts Centre & Ordinariate Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Landport (SU6401), St. Barnabas, Claxton Street (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Milton (SZ664998), St. James, 287 Milton Road, PO4 8PG (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Milton (SZ672000), St. James's Hospital, Woodlands Walk, off Locksway Road, PO4 8LD (Hospital Chapel)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Milton (SZ6699), St. Patrick (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Milton (SZ6699), St. Simon and St. Jude (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- North End (SU 655 023), Ascension, Stubbington Avenue, PO2 0JG (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- North End (SU6501), Baptist Church, London Road (Baptist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- North End (SU6502), Corpus Christi, 21 Gladys Avenue, PO2 9AZ (Roman Catholic Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- North End (SU656018), North End Baptist Church, 195 Powerscourt Road, PO2 7JH (Baptist Church) [formerly Powerscourt Rd United Methodist]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- North End (SU6502), St. Francis (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- North End (SU648022), St. Mark, PO2 8HS (Anglican Parish Church) [New smaller building (1969) (PJP)]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Old Portsmouth (SU6501), Cathedral of St Thomas of Canterbury (Anglican Cathedral)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Old Portsmouth (SU6501), John Pounds Memorial Church, High Street (Unitarian Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6501), Baptist Church, Kent Street (Baptist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6539004), Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Edinburgh Road / Alfred Road, PO1 3HQ (Roman Catholic Cathedral)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6501), Christian Science Church, Pembroke Road (Christian Science Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6501), Circus Church, Surrey Street (Anglican Church) [Damaged in WWII, later demolished]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6501), Congregational Church, Edinburgh Road (Congregational Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6300), Holy Trinity, H.M. Dockyard (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6501), Royal Naval Chapel (Naval Chapel)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6300), St Mary, PO1 5PA (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6501), St. Andrew (Presbyterian Church) [Church demolished (PGD)]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6501), St. Anne's Dockyard Church (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6300), St. Faith and St. Barnabas (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6300), St. George (Anglican Parish Church) [grand piano 1998 (DFry)]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6300), St. John, Prince George Street, PO1 3HR (Anglican Parish Church) [Church destroyed in WWII]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SZ6499), St. Luke (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6300), St. Luke (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6300), St. Wilfred (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6501), Unitarian Church, High Street (Unitarian Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6501), Wesleyan Church, Arundel Street (Methodist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6501), Wesleyan Church, Daniel Street (Methodist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), Baptist Church, Devonshire Avenue (Baptist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SU6501), Baptist Church, Elm Grove (Baptist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), Christ Church, Kent Road (Congregational Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), Holy Spirit (Anglican Parish Church) [new bldg. for St. Matthew, P'mouth (PGD)]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SU6501), Immanuel Baptist Church (Baptist Church) [electronic, 1985]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ651997), Methodist Church, Fawcett Road (Methodist Church) [converted into flats 1994 (c.) (DFry)]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), Residence of Dr. G. Dixon (Private Residence)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SU6501), Royal Garrison Church (Garrison Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ655989), Southsea Trinity, Albert Road, PO4 0LX (Methodist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ648993), St. Bartholomew with St. Matthew, St Bartholomew's Gardens, PO5 1RD (Former Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SU6300), St. John (Anglican Parish Church) [Church destroyed, fire bombs 1941 (DFry)]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), St. John's College, Grove Road South (Roman Catholic School)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), St. Jude, Kent Road, PO5 3EL (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SU6501), St. Matthew (Anglican Parish Church) [Bombed 10/1/41 (PGD)]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SU6501), St. Michael and All Angels (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), St. Paul (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), St. Peter, Playfair Road (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ650985), St. Simon, Waverley Road, cnr St. Ronan's Road, PO5 2PW (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), St. Swithun, 105 Waverley Road, PO5 2PL (Roman Catholic Church) Compton Organ
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ647991), United Reformed Church (St. Andrew), Victoria Road / Stafford Road, PO5 2DF (United Reformed Church was Cong.)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SU6501), Victoria Methodist Church (Methodist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), Welsh C.M. Church (Welsh C.M. Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Stamshaw (SU6501), St. Saviour, Stamshaw (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth (SU6501), Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth (SU6501), St. Anne's Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth (SU6501), St. Boniface (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Rudmore (SU644020), St. John the Baptist, Simpson Road, PO2 8NA (Winchester College Mission Church) [Converted to flats 1980's]
Hampshire Portsmouth (SU6501), Zion Congregational Church (Congregational Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), Baptist Church, Devonshire Avenue (Baptist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SU6501), Baptist Church, Elm Grove (Baptist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), Christ Church, Kent Road (Congregational Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), Holy Spirit (Anglican Parish Church) [new bldg. for St. Matthew, P'mouth (PGD)]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SU6501), Immanuel Baptist Church (Baptist Church) [electronic, 1985]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ651997), Methodist Church, Fawcett Road (Methodist Church) [converted into flats 1994 (c.) (DFry)]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SU6501), Royal Garrison Church (Garrison Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ655989), Southsea Trinity, Albert Road, PO4 0LX (Methodist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ648993), St. Bartholomew with St. Matthew, St Bartholomew's Gardens, PO5 1RD (Former Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SU6300), St. John (Anglican Parish Church) [Church destroyed, fire bombs 1941 (DFry)]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), St. John's College, Grove Road South (Roman Catholic School)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), St. Jude, Kent Road, PO5 3EL (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SU6501), St. Matthew (Anglican Parish Church) [Bombed 10/1/41 (PGD)]
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SU6501), St. Michael and All Angels (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), St. Paul (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), St. Peter, Playfair Road (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ650985), St. Simon, Waverley Road, cnr St. Ronan's Road, PO5 2PW (Anglican Parish Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), St. Swithun, 105 Waverley Road, PO5 2PL (Roman Catholic Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ647991), United Reformed Church (St. Andrew), Victoria Road / Stafford Road, PO5 2DF (United Reformed Church was Cong.)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SU6501), Victoria Methodist Church (Methodist Church)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), Welsh C.M. Church (Welsh C.M. Church)

CINEMAS/THEATRES
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Cosham (SU6605), Odeon Theatre (Theatre), High Street, a Compton organ was installed talented organist Thomas Grosch delighting the first audience there.
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Landport (SU6401), Savoy Cinema (later ABC) (Cinema) [later Canon multi-screen, then closed] Upper Commercial Road. Reginald Porter Brown, played the Compton Wonder organ at the cinema opening on July 17, 1937. When the Compton was removed from the Savoy, it was transferred to the Baptist church in Devonshire Avenue, Southsea.
Hampshire Portsmouth -- North End (SU6502), Regent Cinema (Cinema) London Road, a Christie, installed in 1928.
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), Commodore (Cinema) Fawcett Road, an organ of Dutch manufacture installed in 1931 known as a Golden Oriele, played there by Peirson Webber, Lew Harris and Tom Lynn.
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Kingston (SU6501), The Shaftesbury Cinema (Cinema) Kingston Road. The popular organist at the Shaftesbury was T Julian Smith.

ETC
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6501), Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AD (Concert Hall)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Copnor (SU656028), Northern Grammar School, Mayfield Road, PO2 0RH (School)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Copnor (SU674015), Portsmouth College, Tangier Road, Copnor, PO3 6PZ (School)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Cosham (SU65560595), Queen Alexandra Hospital, ( QA Hospital ), Pasteur Road, PO6 3LY (Hospital Chapel)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Portsea (SU6501), Anthill's Hotel ( Antill's Hotel ?), outside Main gate of H.M. Dockyard (Hotel)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Landport (SU6501), Masonic Hall, Lake Road (Freemasons' Hall)
Hampshire Portsmouth -- Southsea (SZ6499), Residence of Dr. G. Dixon (Private Residence)
Hampshire Portsmouth (SU6501), Private Residence (Private Residence)
Hampshire Horndean (SU 705 135), Merchistoun Hall, 106 Portsmouth Road, PO8 9LJ (Former Stately Home)

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Peter Gould, Formerly Director of Music at Derby Cathedral for 32 years before 'retiring' to Portsmouth in 2015 playing the Guildhall John Compton Organ on 22nd February 2018


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