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Two forthcoming performances of Messiaen - La Nativité du Seigneur, by Andrew Caskie (Palmerston Place Church, Edinburgh). Both with free admission and with readings. All welcome!

 

Saturday 28 November, 7.30pm - Dunfermline Abbey (http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=C01096)

 

Saturday 5 December, 7.30pm - Palmerston Place Church, Edinburgh (http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=D03129)

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Sunday 28th February 3pm Leominster Priory, Church St, Leominster HR6 8NH

Hilary Norris

Celebratory recital to mark the completion of the restoration of the fine Nicholson organ

Programme to include works by Bach, Franck, Rheinberger, and Vierne

Refreshments

Admission free, retiring collection

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Laurence Caldecote

Friday 6 May at 12:30pm

St. Michael and All Angels, Bedford Park, London.

Choral Song - S S Wesley (1810 – 1876)
Prelude in E-flat - W H Harris (1883 – 1973)
Grand-Choeur in A - T Salomé (1834 – 1896)
Variations on “Mein junges Leben hat ein End” - J P Sweelinck (1562 – 1621)
Marche Americaine - C M Widor (1844 – 1937), arr. Dupre
Sicilienne - M T von Paradis (1759 – 1824)
Toccata - M Leclerc (1939 – 2006)

 

Free entry with retiring collection.

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Sunday 5th June 6PM

St Mary's Church, Redenhall, Norfolk (on Suffolk border).

 

Recital by David Price - ABRSM Examiner in Thailand. Ex Master of the Music at Norwich RC Cathedral and Director of Music at Taverham Hall School.

 

Redenhall has a very fine (II/P 24) 1843 G.M. Holdich organ, all unaltered, making it the largest unaltered Holdich remaining. The organ is very firmly in the transition between the Georgian/Victorian period, retaining its fine array of Reeds and upperwork.

 

John Stanley - Voluntary in C

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck - Variations on 'Mein Yunges Leben Hat Ein End'

Maurice Greene - Voluntary in C minor

Louis-Claude D'Aquin - Noel No 10

Thomas Arne - 'Con Spirito'

Joseph Haydn - Three Pieces for a Musical Clock (Nos. 3, 7 & 8)

Pietro Yon - Humoresque, from L'Organo Primitivo

Ernest Tomlinson - Andante Simplice

Peter Hurford - A Fancy

Flor Peeters - Postludium

 

Retiring collection. Refreshments available.

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Redenhall is an amazing organ - certainly the best Holdich still in existence. Anyone who is near should try to get there! The church is easy to find - a whacking great tower sticking up through the trees - you can se it for miles.

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Sunday 8th May 4:45PM

St. Paul's Cathedral

 

Ben Sheen

 

One of a series of recitals - 'In memoriam John Scott: sometime organist of St Paul's Cathedral, remembered in recitals played by former colleagues.'

 

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Lovely programme for the recital by Tim Byram-Wigfield at St Michael and All Angels Bedford Park, London this Friday at 12.30pm

 

http://www.bedfordparkfestival.org

 

Präludium über “Lobet den Herrn” Niels Gade (1817-‐90)

Variations on ‘Unter der Linden grüne’ (Under the greenwood tree) Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-‐1621)

Ave Maria, Op. 80, No 5 Max Reger (1870-‐1916)

From Five Short Pieces: Allegretto – Scherzo – Folk tune Percy Whitlock (1903-‐46)

Popular song, from ‘Façade’ Sir William Walton (1902-‐83)

Coronation March ‘Orb and sceptre’ Sir William Walton

(commissioned by The Arts Council of Great Britain for the Coronation service, 2 June 1953)

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David Hill will be giving an organ recital in St Mary's Saffron Walden on 16th July at 19:30. It is to include music by Bach, Liszt, Howells and Dupre. Tickets are £10 (£5 under 18).

 

Thanks

 

Peter

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The weekly summer series of organ recitals in Dunblane cathedral begin on Saturday at 12:00 with a lecture recital from the organist Kevin Duggan entitled "This Wondrous Machine". Those who know the instrument will agree that this should be a fascinating talk. The following Saturday is a song recital, then back to the organ for the remainder of the series.

Each recital is free with a soup lunch available by donation afterwards.

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St Edmund's Church, Southwold

 

The annual Summer Series of organ recitals, taking place on Wednesdays at 1:10, starts this year on July 20th with a recital by Roger Carter.

Please see the photo below for full details of organ recitals and also the 'Summer Sounds' concerts on Mondays throughout August, also starting at 1:10. The first is on Monday 1st August with a concert by The Sole Bay Singers.

 

Free admission with a retiring collection. Donations much appreciated to ensure that these non-profit recitals can continue to go ahead in the future.

 

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The next in the monthly organ recital series at St James Pensnett, Dudley will be this coming Sunday 18th September at 3pm during which Dr David Pitches will be commemorating the centenary of the death of Max Reger, Edward Thorne and Hamish MacCunn. Free admission with retiring collection.

 

JS Bach (1685-1750), arranged Max Reger: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903

Max Reger (1873 - 1916: Toccata in D minor, opus 59

Max Reger: Chorale Prelude “Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir” opus 67 no 3

Max Reger: Variations and Fugue on “Heil unserm König, Heil!” or “Heil dir im Siegerkranz”

Edward H Thorne (1834-1916) Allegro Maestoso from Twelve Pieces for Organ

Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916) (trans Jeremy Cull) Land of the Mountain and the Flood

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https://www.facebook.com/events/330323727313950/

 

Internationally-renowned organist Nathan Laube plays the first public recital on the King's College organ since its major restoration.

This performance will be audio live-streamed at www.kings.cam.ac.uk/choir/listen/webcasts.html

Programme:
Introduction, Passacaglia, and Fugue – Healey Willan (1880-1968)

Rhapsody, Op. 17, No. 1 – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Pastorale pour Orgue Jean Jules Aimable Roger-Ducasse (1873-1954)

Phantasia und Fuge, S. 259 – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
- über den Choral “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam”
- aus dem Oper “Der Prophet” von Meyerbeer

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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)

PROGRAMME

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)

BIOGRAPHY

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.

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This coming Friday at 12.30, Peter Foggitt of Holy Trinity Sloane Street is giving a the regular recital at St Michael and All Angels Bedford Park W4 1TT

 

Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott BWV 651

An Wasserflüssen Babylon BWV 653
Alleluia IV - Tournemire
Master Tallis's Testament - Howells
Fantasie sur le Te Deum et guirlandes alleluiatiques - Tournemire
Improvisation

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Jeremy Cole: Organ Recital Programme – St Michael’s Bedford Park – 6 December 2016 12.30pm

 

Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

A Fancy William Byrd (c.1543-1623)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659 J S Bach
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 660 J S Bach
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 661 J S Bach
Impromptu (Pièces de fantaisie, Op. 54) Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Méditation Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Alleluyas Simon Preston (b. 1938)
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On Friday 2 June, the 80th anniversary of Vierne's death, Southwell Minster is hosting a day honouring his music. Simon Hogan will play all six symphonies, starting at 9am, 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm respectively. At 12.15pm there will be a performance of Vierne's less known chamber music by Paul and Ruth Provost. Refreshments served throughout the day and entry free.

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This Friday, 9th June, 12.30pm at St Michael and All Angels Bedford Park London W4, Brink Bush plays the opening recital of the Bedford Park Festival:

Fantasia and Fugue in C minor BWV 537

Goldberg Variations arr Middelschulte

 

Aria

Variatio 16. Ouverture. a 1 Clav.

Variatio 17. a 2 Clav.

Variatio 25. a 2 Clav. adagio

Variatio 29. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.

 

Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639

(The Little) Fugue in G minor, BWV 578

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731

Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543

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Buckingham Parish Church on Saturday 24 June at 7.30pm: Milton Keynes Chorale presents a Durufle Feast, including the Requiem, Quatre Motets, Organ Suite Op. 5 and Solo Items.

 

Conductor: Victoria Ely, Organist Douglas Tang, Mezzo Soprano Hannah Poulson, Baritone Ben Tomlin.

 

Tickets £15 Adults, £5 under 18s and students.

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Friday, 22 September, 7.15 for 7.45pm at St John the Evangelist, Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire HP22 4JZ:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield plays a programme to include Handel, Bach, Guilmant, Saint-Saens, Elgar, Walton and Vierne on the 1880 Porritt and will talk about his experiences at St George's Chapel, Windsor and elsewhere.  Tickets £12 on the door or £10 in advance from Parrott's Farm Shop, Beechmoor Farm (HP22 4LG).

 

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Saturday October 7th at 5pm.
 
The 3rd Anniversary Recital  marking the installation of the PPO organ in the Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon  is being given by Roy Massey, Organist Emeritus, Hereford Cathedral.
I don't know the programme at the moment but can imagine that it will be very, very good!
 
Note the early start time - very welcome to me at least as 7pm or later on a Saturday just doesn't work...
 
 

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