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  1. All change at Worcester Cathedral - yesterday I finished as Assistant Director of Music to move to the new post of Assistant Director of Music across College Green at the King's School, Worcester, and Peter Nardone announced that he has stood down as Director of Music, also with effect from yesterday (see the cathedral website, www.worcestercathedral.org.uk) to pursue freelance singing, conducting and composing. Nicholas Freestone takes over the Assistant post next week (as previously mentioned on this thread I think), and I believe the cathedral will be making an announcement in due cou
  2. There's a very nice job indeed available at Worcester Cathedral from September... Application pack attached below. Worcester Cathedral Assistant Director of Music recruitment pack.pdf
  3. Worcester Cathedral Saturday October 3, 2015, 6.45pm Wayne Marshall plays on the Tickell Quire Organ's 7th Anniversary Tickets £14 (under-18s free - no ticket required) from Worcester Cathedral Shop or from www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/181056 Programme: Widor: Marche Pontificale Ducasse: Pastorale Schmidt: Variations and Fugue on a theme from Fredigundis Interval Widor: Symphonie no.6 in G minor Improvisation
  4. Worcester Cathedral Tuesday April 21, 1.10pm Free admission, with a retiring collection. Tom Winpenny (Assistant Master of the Music, St. Albans Cathedral) March: A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Sir William Walton (1902-1983) arr. Tom Winpenny Concerto in A minor BWV 593 J.S. Bach (1685-1750) after the Violin Concerto op. 3 no. 8 (RV522) by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) i [Allegro] ii Adagio iii Allegro Vol de nuit (arranged from The Secret Garden, 2004) Judith Bingham (b.1952) Pastorale (1909) Jean Roger-Ducasse (1873-1954) Toccata (1993) Jiří Ropek (1922-2005) Tom Win
  5. Indeed - if you can, come on Sunday too, where both the ordinary in the morning and canticles in the afternoon are by Francis.
  6. Worcester Cathedral, Saturday 7th May, 6.30pm £10 admission (free for under 16s) Organ Recital by Christopher Allsop (Assistant Organist, Worcester Cathedral) 1. Gloria movements from Messe pour les couvents de religieux et religieuses - François Couperin 1668 – 1733 with plainsong sung by the Gentlemen of the Cathedral Choir Plein Jeu ~ Petite fugue sur le cromorne ~ Duo sur les tierces ~ Basse de trompette ~ Cromorne en taille ~ Dialogue sur la voix humaine ~ Dialogue sur les tierces et la basse sur la trompette ~ Récit de tierce ~ Dialogue sur les grands j
  7. Worcester Sounds - Saturday May 29th, 7.30pm Worcester Cathedral’s past and present musicians come together to present a thrilling musical extravaganza of works specially arranged for the occasion: Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D minor Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance No.1 Handel – Zadok the Priest Karg-Elert – Nun Danket Lambert – The Rio Grande Wagner – The Ride of the Valkyries Parry – Jerusalem (with audience participation) Saint-Saëns – Finale of Symphony 3 S. Wesley – Andante from the Duet for Organ Tomkins – When David Heard Daquin – Noël X Directed by Adrian Lucas and
  8. Reminded me of the existence of this: http://itunes.apple.com/au/album/instructi...gels/id80091825 by David Bedford, recorded at Worcester in the 70s (by the Rolling Stones mobile studio) with Mike Oldfield on Guitar and Bedford on the organ I think. Extraordinary.
  9. Organ Recital by Christopher Allsop (Assistant Organist, Worcester Cathedral) at Worcester Cathedral, Saturday March 13th, 6.30pm. Admission £10 on the door. Programme Darkness and Light - Music for Lent and Easter 1. Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein (BWV 641) J. S. Bach 1685-1750 2. Incantation pour un jour Saint J. Langlais 1907-1991 3. An Wasserflüssen Babylon (BWV 653) J. S. Bach 4. Aus tiefer Noth schrei' ich zu dir (BWV 686) J. S. Bach 5. Prelude (Suite, op. 5) M. Duruflé 1902-1986 6. Variations on Mein junges leben hat ein End J. P. Sweelinck 1562-1621 7. Deux Fantaisie
  10. Quite a few if you search around on facebook too! Anyone free for the pub afterwards...? David's rehearsing this morning sounds completely wonderful.
  11. We haven't held organ concerts at Worcester for many many years, and so various aspects of this first series have been, to a degree, an experiment. We set the main ticket prices after a good deal of spade work looking at what was around both in our local cathedrals and Birmingham, and we're basically happy with how the budgeting has worked. We didn't advertise concessions (though that's one of the things we'll be discussing before publicizing next year's concerts) but its worth saying (as Ian suggested) that we've allowed a fair degree of discretionary concessions on the door when admitting ch
  12. David Briggs, Worcester Cathedral Saturday 3rd October, 6.30pm Dedication of Organ 1st Anniversary Recital, £15 on the door Programme: JS Bach, trans. Briggs 2009: Orchestra Suite No 3 in D major (i Overture. ii Air. iii Gavotte. iv Bouree. v Gigue) Dukas, trans. Briggs 1996: The Sorcerer's Apprentice Elgar, trans. Briggs 2009: Symphony No 1 in A flat, Opus 55 (i Andante, Nobilmente e semplice. ii Allegro molto. iii Adagio. iv Lento - Allegro.) See you all there - large-screen projection (with pedal-cam) as usual!
  13. Next Saturday (5th September) at Worcester Cathedral: Roy Massey, 6.30pm, £10 You might have read elsewhere on these pages that Barry Jordan is unable to travel to the UK in time to play next Saturday, but we're delighted that Roy Massey has agreed to take his place. Programme: Guilmant - March on a theme of Handel Haydn, Handel and Beethoven - Three pieces for musical clocks Bach - Prelude and Fugue in D Franck - Prelude, Fugue and Variation Handel - Concerto in D minor (2nd Set) Elgar - Minuet (Severn Suite) Guilmant - Sonata no. 5 in C minor See you all there! The conc
  14. In case anyone's interested, we're currently selling the 2-manual Bradford Computing Organ from the Choir School at Worcester Cathedral. It would make a perfectly useful budget practice organ as it stands, or perhaps be suitable for upgrading using Hauptwerk or other current technology. The console is remarkably solid, and considerably better than that supplied these days with the cheaper electronic organs. See Ebay item number 150354329350 for full information. Regards to you all, Christopher Allsop
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