Churches reveal a huge shortage of new organists

Churches have revealed a shortage of new organists forcing worshipers to sing along to recorded music.

Less than four per cent of church organists are under 30 suggesting that they could become a thing of the past.

Almost 50 per cent of the churches that responded to a recent survey said that their organ player was over 70.

Although 96 per cent of the churches that took part said they had a working organ there are just a lack of organists to play them. 

Less than four per cent of church organists are under 30 suggesting that they could become a thing of the past

Less than four per cent of church organists are under 30 suggesting that they could become a thing of the past

Instead worshipers often have to sing along to music played over a PA system while the instrument 'lays idle', the Daily Telegraph reported. 

Music and development director Richard Hubbard, who wrote the report, claimed that the lack of new musicians could be down to the fact you have to be at least grade five in

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