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Julian Lloyd Webber's father, William, the son of a self-employed plumber was an organ ‘buff'. "My father was an organist," says Julian. "He was in love with an organ at Westminster Central Hall, which is a magnificent instrument, and he was responsible for it being rebuilt when he was there. He was well versed in Methodism." It's fitting then that one of his two musical sons, the virtuoso cellist Julian, is hosting the first concert to be held at Malton's newly rebranded, Wesley Centre.

A building of national significance, and a remarkable part of Britain's Methodist heritage, a £1m Appeal is underway to transform this Grade II* listed chapel into the next, and final, phase of its redevelopment. The Wesley Centre aims to be a building the whole community can use, featuring a fine concert hall. A central part of its planned refurbishment is the restoration of a historic pipe organ as its centrepiece. The organ in question is a large Forster & Andrews instrument built in 1877. Lloyd-Webber agrees that it's important to save this instrument. "The organ is a magnificent concert instrument. It's very short sighted to strip them from buildings – in 50 years' time they'll say, why did we take these organs out? What a stupid thing to do, and they'll spend lots of money bringing them back."

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