The COS is deeply saddened to have learned of the death of Len Rawle MBE.
Len made a huge contribution to the theatre organ world, both in the UK and overseas — as a concert artist, teacher, theatre organ preservationist and skilled organ technician. He was the featured organist at many COS concerts. For over 50 years, he was the devoted custodian of the beautiful Empire, Leicester Square Wurlitzer, which he installed in the home he built for it in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.
He did much to encourage young theatre organists, to promote the cause of the theatre organ, and to support his fellow organists, and will be greatly missed by his many friends around the organ world.
We send our sincere sympathies to Len’s wife, Judith, and to his family.
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