Recital this Friday, 7th October 12.30pm at St Michael and All Angels Bedford Park, London (next to Turnham Green tube). Fine new St Martin organ and excellent player.
Nicholas Wearne (organ)
Masterworks of the Eighteenth Century
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C (BWV 564)
Michael Christian Festing (1705 - 1752) arr. George Thalban-Ball: Andante, Allegro, Air and Two Variations
Thomas Tomkins (1572 – 1656): Voluntary (M.B. Vol. 5, p. 60)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G (BWV 541)
François Couperin (1668 - 1733): Offertoire (Messe pour les paroisses)
Nicholas Wearne has a busy career as an organ recitalist and continuo player which has taken him to many parts of the world. He combines his freelance work with a teaching position at Birmingham Conservatoire, where he enjoys working with extremely talented young musicians in a busy department. Previously he was Organist at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, having been Assistant Organist at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh. This followed five years at New College, Oxford University, where he worked as Organ Scholar and later Assistant Organist with Professor Edward Higginbottom, and took BA (hons) in Music and MPhil in Musicology and Performance. He has also held organ-playing positions at Truro Cathedral and the University Church, Oxford.