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A very special event - indeed, a phenonenon - at Worcester Cathedral this week:-

 

Saturday 1st October, 6.30pm

Gala Organ Recital by Francis Jackson

Anniversary Recital for the Dedication of the Organ

£15 on the door, under 16s free

 

The programme is -

Bach - Fantasia and Fugue in g (BWV 542)

Bairstow - Sonata in E flat

Mathias - Variations on a Hymn Tune

Jackson - Toccata, Choral & Fugue

 

The day following this recital is Dr Jackson's birthday... his 94th.

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Short notice but:

Saturday 8th October (tomorrow) - Christ Church, Skipton

Skipton Building Society Camerata play a programme including Poulenc Organ Concerto. Conductor - Ben Crick, Organ - Thomas Leech

I can't vouch for the quality of the organist, but the band are fantastic. Ticketing details are on both my website and www.skiptoncamerata.com

The organ looks small for the task (two manual 1906 H&H), but its vibrant sound, west end position and the excellent acoustics make it well worth hearing.

 

Tom

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Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church

235 Shaftesbury Avenue

LONDON

WC2H 8EP

(nearest Underground: Tottenham Court Road, Holborn)

 

Saturday 29th October at 4:00pm

Organ Recital

by

SIMON HOGAN

Organ Scholar - St Paul's Cathedral

 

 

FRANCIS POTT (1957 -)

TOCCATA

 

FRANK BRIDGE (1879 - 1941)

ADAGIO

 

J.S. BACH (1685 - 1750)

PRELUDE and FUGUE IN G (BWV 531)

 

LOUIS VIERNE (1870 - 1937)

ALLEGRETTO IN B MINOR

 

C-M WIDOR (1844 - 1937)

SYMPHONY no. 6

Allegro - Adagio - Intermezzo - Vivace

 

Admission free, retiring collection, buffet.

 

Simon Hogan currently holds the organ scholarship at St Paul’s Cathedral; a post which he combines with the final year of his studies at the Royal College of Music.

 

Born and educated in Bristol, Simon has been passionate about cathedral music since becoming a chorister at St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol. There, as a young boy, he spent four years singing three weekly choral services, touring, recording, and nurturing his increasing interest in the organ; this culminated in him becoming the church’s first Organ Student at the age of 16. Whilst still at school Simon became Organ Scholar at Bristol Cathedral, and was subsequently awarded the organ scholarship at Salisbury Cathedral. During his year in Salisbury, Simon regularly accompanied the cathedral choir, gave recitals on the renowned Willis organ, and worked in the Cathedral School.

 

Upon leaving Salisbury, Simon took up a scholarship to read Music at the Royal College of Music, and became Organist of Ealing Abbey Choir, where he was responsible for accompanying the Abbey Choir and assisting the Director of Music in the training of the choristers. He combined this with the organ scholarship at King’s College, London. In July 2011 Simon took up the organ scholarship at St Paul’s Cathedral, where he regularly accompanies the world-famous choir and gives recitals on the cathedral organ.

 

As a recitalist, Simon has performed a wide and varied repertoire in venues around the UK, including the cathedrals of Norwich, Westminster and Truro, Westminster Abbey, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and St John’s College, Cambridge. He has also given recitals on two successive congresses with the Incorporated Association of Organists. As an accompanist, Simon has featured on a number of commercial recordings, and toured as both accompanist and singer to Russia, Venice, USA, France and Vienna.

 

2008 saw the debut concert of Simon’s choir The Hogan Ensemble, a chamber choir comprising up to twenty young singers. Since then, the group has performed a diverse and exciting repertoire to audiences around the South of England and recorded a commercial disc which has received favourable reviews.

 

For more information phone: 020 7240 0544 or www.bloomsbury.org.uk

 

The organ amalgamates two redundant Binns instruments: Beechen Grove Baptist Church, Watford and St Augustine's Tonge Moor, Bolton.A small amount of non-Binns pipework has been retained.The imaginative scheme has been carried out by B.C. Shepherd and Sons in collaboration with J.H. Males.

 

Details of the organ on the NPOR at:

www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=P00257

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Blackburn Cathedral

Lunchtime Organ Recital

Wednesday 2 November, 2011 at 1.00 pm

IAN BALL (Worcester)

 

IN MEMORIAM

Music for Reformation Day, All Saints & All Souls

 

J.S. Bach: Ricercare à 6 (from The Musical Offering) arr. Jean Guillou

Maurice Duruflé: Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’ALAIN

Ferencz Liszt: Funérailles (from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses) arr. Kynaston

David Briggs: Attende Domine (from Le Tombeau de Duruflé)

Naji Hakim: Gershwinesca

 

Admission free; retiring collection

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Blackburn Cathedral

Lunchtime Organ Recital

Wednesday 2 November, 2011 at 1.00 pm

IAN BALL (Worcester)

 

IN MEMORIAM

Music for Reformation Day, All Saints & All Souls

 

J.S. Bach: Ricercare à 6 (from The Musical Offering) arr. Jean Guillou

Maurice Duruflé: Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’ALAIN

Ferencz Liszt: Funérailles (from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses) arr. Kynaston

David Briggs: Attende Domine (from Le Tombeau de Duruflé)

Naji Hakim: Gershwinesca

 

Admission free; retiring collection

So wish I could hear this this ambitious and fascinating programme.

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Tonight in Oxford:

 

Keble College Music Society presents the internationally acclaimed improviser, composer, conductor, and organist Alexander Mason improvising to Lon Chaney's silent movie masterpiece "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925).

 

Come and enjoy this classic black and white horror movie in the Neo-Gothic setting of the splendid Keble College Chapel accompanied by the newly installed Keble pipe organ in its full glory.

 

Tickets (on the door):

Free for Keble students

£5 for other students / concessions

£10 for general public

 

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Tonight in Oxford:

 

Keble College Music Society presents the internationally acclaimed improviser, composer, conductor, and organist Alexander Mason improvising to Lon Chaney's silent movie masterpiece "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925).

 

Come and enjoy this classic black and white horror movie in the Neo-Gothic setting of the splendid Keble College Chapel accompanied by the newly installed Keble pipe organ in its full glory.

 

Tickets (on the door):

Free for Keble students

£5 for other students / concessions

£10 for general public

 

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Very tempting - but a bit far to go!

 

A

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Try this on folks:

 

Friday 11th November 7.30pm

Wrekin College Chapel, Wellington, Shropshire

Gordon Stewart

Tickets £7...£5 for board members

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I wonder if I might be permitted to draw members' attention to Dr. Jackson's recital at Lancaster (RC) Cathedral tomorow (Friday) at 7.30pm.

 

This follows closely on his appearance at Lincoln on Monday last which, I have been told by Colin Walsh, was a TREMENDOUS success!

 

I'm afraid that I don't have any details of a programme.

 

DW

 

 

This recital is now taking place on Friday 11th November at 7.30pm

 

DW

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Hi

 

Something a little different!

 

I'm giving a concert of Christmas music with a difference on 10th December at Heaton Baptist Church, Bradford. (Laylands Lane, BD9 5PX)

 

The concert is a mix of classical organ music for Christmas, played on the church's c.1820 chamber organ, and meditations on Christmas carols played on synthesiser and digital keyboards. There will also be a chance to sing a few favourite carols - and, of course - refreshments!

 

Free admission - retiring offering for Baptist mission work.

 

Poster on the church's Facebook page. (Heaton (Bradford) Baptist Church -

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heaton-Bradf...36323246408412)

 

Every Blessing

 

Tony

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Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church

235 Shaftesbury Avenue

LONDON

WC2H 8EP

 

Saturday 26th November at 4:00pm

 

Organ Recital

 

by

 

David Dunnett

 

Organist, Norwich Cathedral

 

Fanfare John Cook (1918-84)

 

Concerto in D Minor BWV 596 arr J S Bach A Vivaldi (1678-1741)

 

Priere J Jongen (1873-1953)

 

Toccata & Fugue in D minor / major M Reger (1873-1916)

 

Elegiac Romance John Ireland (1879-1962)

 

Handel in The Strand arr Stockmeier P Grainger (1882-1961)

 

Variations on an old Noel M Dupré (1886-1971)

 

Admission free, retiring collection, special Christmas Tea!

 

 

David Dunnett was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham and Clare College, Cambridge where he assisted Tim Brown and studied the organ with John Pryer, John Bishop and David Sanger. He continued studying with David Sanger as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music and also spent a year as Organist of Marylebone Parish Church. He worked in the United States as Director of Chapel Music and Staff Accompanist at the College of Wooster, Ohio, before becoming Assistant Director of Music at Uppingham School. He became Sub-Organist at Winchester Cathedral in November 1991 and subsequently performed with Winchester Cathedral Choir in concerts, broadcasts, recordings and tours to Brazil, USA and Australia. He assisted David Hill with the Waynflete Singers, taught at Southampton University and is a previous conductor of the Southampton University Chamber Choir and Winchester Music Club.

 

He is a busy organ recitalist both here and abroad and also regularly accompanies singers and instrumentalists on the organ, harpsichord and piano. He features on numerous recordings as conductor, soloist and accompanist and has given recitals in Europe, USA and Russia. He became Organist and Master of the Music at Norwich Cathedral in January 1996. He is the Choral Conductor of the Norwich Philharmonic Society, a previous part time lecturer at the UEA and a busy examiner.

 

For more information phone: 020 7240 0544 or www.bloomsbury.org.uk

 

The organ amalgamates two redundant Binns instruments: Beechen Grove Baptist Church, Watford and St Augustine's Tonge Moor, Bolton; a small amount of non-Binns pipework has been retained. The imaginative scheme has been carried out by B.C. Shepherd and Sons in collaboration with J.H. Males.

 

Details of the organ on the NPOR at:

 

www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=P00257

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Saturday, February 25, Keble College Oxford at 8 pm:

The new Tickell organ http://www.tickell-organs.co.uk/KebleCollegeOxford.htm

 

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Four centuries of Dutch organ music

 

Toccata – Marius Monnikendam (1896-1977)

 

Echo Fantasia – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

 

Psalm 24 (3 verses) – Anthonie van Noordt (? – 1675)

 

Fantasie-Sonate nr. 2 – Samuel de Lange Sr. (1811-1884)

(Maestoso – Andante – Allegro con fuoco)

 

Transcription über die Arie „Agnus Dei“ aus der h moll-Messe von J.S. Bach, op. 16 nr. 3 – Johannes Barend Litzau (1822-1893)

 

Premier Choral – Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)

 

Aeolsharfe, op. 54/6 – Gerard Bunk (1888-1958)

 

Nos récits rythmeront nos louanges – Dick Sanderman (*1956)

 

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Afterwards, I will have a short break in London from Monday 27 to Wednesday, February 29. Does anyone have suggestions for accessing organs in London? I have been able to make an appointment at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, but my schedule has room for more organs.

 

Dick

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Interesting programme!

 

I see the Senior Organ Scholar at Keble is also called Sanderman - I take it there is a connection?

some kind of justadad and justason connection, yes :rolleyes:

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Sorry - this is a little late I know!!

 

For anyone in the North Lancashire area who needs something to take their mind off a dreary lenten Friday evening -

 

Lancaster, St. Peter's Cathedral

 

Friday 2nd March at 8.15pm

 

Colin Walsh

 

programme is:

 

Grand Choeur Dialogue - Gigout

Salut d'Amour - Elgar, arr. Walsh

Toccata and Fugue in F Major BWV 540 - JS Bach

Allegretto Grazioso (from Six Pieces) - Bridge

Scherzo in G Minor - Bossi

March: 'The Dambusters' - Coates, arr. Walsh

Allegro Cantabile (from Symphony V) - Widor

Final (from Symphony I)- Vierne

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Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church

235 Shaftesbury Avenue, LONDON WC2H 8EP

Saturday 31st March at 4:00pm

 

Organ Recital

by

MO WAH CHAN

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

with

Professor DAVID GRAHAM

Farm Street Church, London

 

Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Nun danket alle Gott - March Triomphale Op 65, No 59

Harmonies du Soir (Trois impressions for organ) Op 72 No1

 

Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Sicilienne

 

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV 548 (The 'Wedge')

 

Anonymous

Three Short Pieces for Four hands:

Minuetto

Sonata a quatre mains

Sonatine

 

Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Double Fantasia pour Deux Organistes:

Allegro

Final

 

Admission free, retiring collection, buffet.

 

For more information phone: 020 7240 0544 or www.bloomsbury.org.uk

 

The organ amalgamates two redundant Binns instruments: Beechen Grove Baptist Church, Watford and St Augustine's Tonge Moor, Bolton. A small amount of non-Binns pipework has been retained.The imaginative scheme has been carried out by B.C. Shepherd and Sons in collaboration with J.H. Males.

 

Details of the organ on the NPOR at:

www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=P00257

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Worcester Cathedral: 31st March 6.45pm

 

The opening recital in the new series will be given tomorrow (Saturday 31st from 6.45 to 8pm) by George Castle (Acting Assistant Organist, Worcester Cathedral):

 

Toccata-Prelude on Pange Lingua, Edward Bairstow (1874 – 1946)

Prelude and Fugue in B Minor (BWV 544), J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

Bluesday, Iain Farrington b.1977

Allein Gott in der Hoh, J.S. Bach

Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d'Alain, Maurice Duruflé (1902 – 1986)

Sonata in G Minor, C.P.E. Bach (1714 – 1788)

Ricercare: Omaggio a Frescobaldi, György Ligeti (1923 – 2006)

Esquisses Grégoriennes, Naji Hakim (b.1955)

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Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church

235 Shaftesbury Avenue,

LONDON

WC2H 8EP

 

Saturday 28th APRIL at 4:00pm

 

Organ Recital

by

RONNY KRIPPNER

 

 

C. V. Stanford Fantasia and Toccata in D Minor op. 57

 

F. Couperin From the Organ Mass for the Convent

 

1. Premier Kyrie: Plein Jeu

2. 5th Couplet Kyrie: Dialogue

3. Glorificamus Te: Duo

4. Agnus Dei: Cromhorne en taille

5. Dona Nobis Pacem: Dialogue

 

 

G. F. Handel Organ Concert No. 2 in B Flat Major

 

1. A Tempo Ordinario

2. Allegro

3. Adagio e staccato

4. Allegro ma non presto

 

C. Franck Chorale No. 3 in A Minor

 

R. Krippner Prelude, Adagio and Fugue (improvised)

on a given Hymn Tune

 

 

Bavarian-born RONNY KRIPPNER is in the unique position of having been formed in both the German and British choral traditions. He studied organ playing and improvisation with Prof. Franz-Josef Stoiber at the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik in Regensburg while at the same time working as Assistant Choirmaster of the Regensburger Domspatzen” (“Regensburg Cathedral Sparrows”), Regensburg Cathedral's famous boys' choir. After graduating, Ronny went to Exeter University to take his master's degree (M.A.) in “English Cathedral Music” whilst singing in the Cathedral Choir as a Choral Scholar.

 

Building on these twin musical foundations, Ronny went on to take up various posts. In 2005 he became Organ Scholar at Bristol Cathedral, Organist at Clifton College and a member of staff at Bristol Grammar school, combining his expertise in organ playing with a gift for choral direction. After a period working at Newport Cathedral, Wales, Ronny moved to London where he is now Organist and Teacher of Music at King's College School, Wimbledon. Playing the organ for the various school services, accompanying and assisting in training the Chamber Choir, teaching academic music lessons as well as all the school's organ students are the various aspects of Ronny's position at this traditional day school for boys. In addition to his school activities, Ronny is Assistant Director of Music at the celebrated 'Handel church', St George's, Hanover Square (London), with its professional choir and annual Handel Festival.

 

Being fascinated from an early age by organ improvisation, Ronny has made this a specialism, for which he has won many accolades. He took part in several master classes on that subject, having studied with Olivier Latry, Naji Hakim, Anders Bondeman, Jos van der Kooy, Hans Haselböck, Loïc Mallié, David Briggs and Daniel Roth. Finalist in the prestigious Organ Improvisation Competition in St Albans in 2009, he won two Prizes in the International Organ Improvisation Competition in Biarritz in the same year.

 

Ronny has recorded several CDs with organ and choir music on German record labels and has frequently been heard performing on television and radio, both in Germany and the UK. He has given organ recitals in Germany, Holland, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the United States and Mexico. In February 2008, Ronny became a Fellow of The Royal College of Organists.

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London Festival of Contemporary Church Music

OPENING CONCERT

SATURDAY 12th MAY at 4:00pm

Free Admission - Retiring Collection

BLOOMSBURY CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH

CHRISTIAN WILSON - ORGAN (St Paulʼs, Knightsbridge)

 

Thomas Hyde

(1978 - ) - Suite on Plainchant Themes

(World Premiere)

i) Improvisation on 'Puer natus'

ii) 'Lucis Creator'

iii) 'Easter Alleluyas'

 

Alan Ridout

(1934-1996) - Jacob and the Angel

 

Roger Steptoe

(1953 -) - Sonatine III for organ (UK Premiere)

 

Naji Hakim

(1955 -) - Pange Lingua -

i) Pange Lingua

ii) Nobis datus

iii) In supremae nocte coenae

iv) Verbum caro

v) Tantum ergo

vi) Genitori, genitoque

 

Praised for his 'wonderful technique…with clear-sighted intelligence' (Journal

of the British Music Society) and 'incredibly imaginative accompaniment,'

(BBC Radio 3) Christian Wilson has been hailed one of the leading organists and

accompanists of his generation. He has performed as a soloist throughout

Europe, USA and Australia and has appeared regularly on BBC radio and

other European stations.

 

Following a year as Sub-Organist at Perth Cathedral (Western Australia),

Christian took up the Organ Scholarship at Christ Church, Oxford where his

teachers included David Sanger, Marie-Claire Alain and John Wellingham.

He also completed a second degree – the MPhil in Performance and

Musicology – researching English pre-Reformation performance practice

with the organ, and winning several prizes.

 

In 2006 Christian was awarded the Nicholas Danby Scholarship and a

Wingate Scholarship for study abroad and completed the two-year solo

postgraduate course at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart in 2008 where

he studied with Jon Laukvik and Ludger Lohmann and was awarded the

highest possible results. Since this time he has pursued a freelance career at

the organ, piano and harpsichord.

 

Plans for 2012 include a recording of the complete (solo and chamber) organ

works of York Bowen, and performances of Francis Pott’s epic organ

symphony, ‘Christus’ in Germany (including the Magdeburg Festival). His

latest CD, of English Music for Viola and Piano (with violist Sarah-Jane

Bradley) will be released by Naxos in the late Spring.

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http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=N17533 has been transplanted, with modifications, to All Saints, West Dulwich, Lovelace Road, London SE21 8JY, by David Wells of Liverpool. Stephen Disley will give the inaugural recital on 2nd June at 7.30 pm. Admission £10 (concs. £8).

 

I'll try to post his programme here when I return from holiday in a couple of weeks time.

 

Best wishes

 

Ian

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All Hallows', Gospel Oak

Savernake Rd, London NW3

 

June 2nd, 5.10pm

 

Recital for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee followed by Service of Thanksgiving

 

Two fanfares - Bliss

Rhapsody No. 1 in D-flat - Howells

Fantasia & Toccata in D-minor - Stanford

Adagio in E - Bridge

Military March No. 4 in G-major - Elgar/Sinclair

 

Martin Kemp (All Hallows')

 

Admission Free

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Shameless plug for my own recital in Cromer Parish Church on Tuesday 5th June, 8pm, retiring collection

 

Pomp and Circumstance March No.4 - Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)

Voluntary No.6, Op.6 - John Stanley (1712 - 1786)

Elegy in B Flat - George Thalben - Ball (1896 - 1987)

Dance to your Daddy - Sverre Eftestol (1954 - )

Variations on 'I've got Rhythm' - Harold Britton (1923 - )

Allegro from Trio Sonata No.5 in C Major - J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750)

Sheep May Safely Graze BWV 208 - J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750)

Spring Song - Alfred Hollins

The Stars and Stripes Forever - J.P. Sousa arr. D. Ballard (1854 - 1932)

To a Wild Rose from 'woodland Sketches' - Edward MacDowell arr. D. Ballard

Concert Fantasia No.1 - Edwin Lemare (1866 - 1934)

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Richard Hills at Southampton Guildhall - June 17th

 

Following on from his Internationally acclaimed CD Grand variety, the superb Richard Hills appears in concert at the amazing Southampton Guildhall Compton on June 17th at 2.30pm.

 

Richard will doubtless perform some tracks from the CD (which will be on sale at the venue) plus other selections.

 

This is your chance to see & hear for yourself what all the fuss has been about! Experience this wonderful musician, who completely and instinctively bridges the divide between classical and theatre organ genres, perform on one of the world's most interesting and musically diverse instruments.

 

More details at www.guildhall-compton.org.uk

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*Hopefully* following on from the superb skills of Richard Hills on the 17th (which I would strongly recommend, along with sitting in the gallery to hear the Compton organ, where it sounds superb), I will be giving a lunchtime organ recital "down the road" a couple of days later.

 

Christchurch, Freemantle, Southampton

Tuesday 19 June, 1pm

Colin Harvey

Admission £4/£3 (I think - some paltry sum)

 

William Walton (1902 - 1983) - Crown Imperial

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847)- Variations on "Vater unser in Himmelreich" - from Sonata No.6 (1st Movmt), Op.65

Thomas Adams I (1785 - 1858) - Voluntary No.4 in B flat

William Boyce (1711- 1779) - Voluntary No.1 in D

J.S.Bach (1685 - 1750) - Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543

César Franck (1822 - 1890) - Chorale No.1 in E

 

As much as possible will be played on the pipe organ, which I think is most likely late George Pike England, rebuilt by the local organ builders (H.C.Sims, then Ivimey): They converted the organ to the German system, added pedal pipes and enlarged the swell organ - but apart from a couple of (regrettable) substitutions on the Great Organ, the Great and Choir Organs are largely intact. Due to the swell organ being out of action, the first and last pieces will almost certainly be played on the electronic imitation organ, which is used nowadays for Sunday morning services.

 

http://www.npor.org....ec_index=N18687

 

Map to the church: http://goo.gl/maps/4350 (or, more accurately, the pub next door to it).

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