The organ at Llandaff Cathedral celebrates its 10th anniversary. Credit: Lucy Evans

How organ enthusiasts slept in Llandaff Cathedral for the night in 24-hour play-a-thon

Music rang out all night long in an event to mark a decade since the organ was completed

ORGAN enthusiasts slept in Llandaff Cathedral as part of its 24-hour play-a-thon to mark 10 years since the cathedral organ was completed.

The play-a-thon raised money for a series of events throughout the year to mark the organ’s 10th anniversary.

Trainee pastor Anna Boellert, 28, stayed in the cathedral overnight as part of a lock-in on March 3.

“I came to the play-a-thon because I think it’s a really unique opportunity to see the cathedral in an unfamiliar and special way,” she said.

As the cathedral’s Canon Precentor, Mark Preece oversees and facilitates worship. Father Mark, 61, explained that Wales is short of organists and so the event also aimed to platform new and young players.

Pupils from Llandaff Cathedral School were given the opportunity to showcase their talent at the play-a-thon.

  • The fundraiser for the 24-hour play-a-thon can be found here.