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235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2 8EP


SATURDAY, 28th FEBRUARY at 4:00pm

HENRY FAIRS 'Great Danes'

A Celebration of the 350th and 150th anniversaries of the births of

Nicholaus Bruhns and Carl Nielsen respectively.


Dietrich Buxtehude (c. 1637-1707)

Praeludium in F BuxWV 145


JPE Hartmann (1805-1900)

Allegro Marcato from Sonata Op. 58


Nicholaus Bruhns (1665-1697)

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland


Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)

Commotio , Op 58


Henry Fairs is Head of Organ Studies at Birmingham Conservatoire and

Organist to the University of Birmingham. He was a prize-winner in a number

of international organ competitions including Paris, St Albans and Chartres.

Since winning First Prize and Special Prize at the Odense International

Organ Competition (Denmark), his concert career has taken him to the

major European centres of organ music and to America, performing solo

recitals, broadcasts (BBC, BR, MDR, Danish Radio) and concertos on both

historic and modern instruments (including Merseburger Orgeltage, Chartres

Cathedral, St Albans International Organ Festival, Internationale Orgelwoche,

Nuremberg, Leipzig Gewandhaus, St Paul's Cathedral Celebrity Series,



Born in Hereford (England), he received his earliest musical training as a

chorister at Leominster Priory and studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire,

where he graduated with First Class Honours and was a prize-winner at the

Fellowship diploma of the Royal College of Organists. A scholarship from

the Countess of Munster Trust enabled postgraduate studies in Paris,

Cologne and Vienna. Important teachers and influences have included

David Saint, Susan Landale, Thierry Mechler, David Sanger and Michael



Henry is regularly invited to give guest lectures and masterclasses:

recently as a guest tutor and jury member at the Carl Nielsen International

Festival and Competition, Denmark, Eastman School (USA), Three Choirs

Festival, Calgary International Organ Festival (Canada), Royal College of

Organists (London), Edinburgh Organ Academy, Cambridge Academy of

Organ Studies and the Royal Academies of Music in Oslo and Copenhagen.


He enjoys playing and teaching a broad, eclectic repertoire: currently with a

strong focus on the organ output of JS Bach in a project involving research

and performance of the organ works in 15 concerts throughout Europe. In

addition, he has in recent years been occupied with the performance of

19th and 20th century music; including complete performances of organ

music by: Jehan Alain (2011), Liszt (the three great works -2011) and

Reubke, Olivier Messiaen (2008) and Maurice Duruflé ( Naxos 8.557924)


In March 2014, he was appointed Honorary Professor of Organ at the

University of St Andrews, Scotland.


"Fairs emerges as a top-notch performer. His registrations, tempos, and

sensitivity to subtle nuances in phrasing and articulation are superb."

American Record Guide




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235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP

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for the life of
Saturday 14th March
A buffet tea will be served in the church's Friendship Centre following the recital
and there will be a retiring collection for The Nicholas Danby Trust. Four organists
(who were encouraged by Victor) will be taking part.
Ourania Gassiou:
Robert Schumann - Sketch op. 58, no. 3
Georg Bohm - Vater unser im Himmelreich
Pierre Cochereau - Scherzo Symphonique
Georgina Sherriff:
Felix Mendelssohn - Sonata 3 (first movement)
Anton Heiller - Ecce Lignum Crucis
Peter Warlock - Andante Tranquillo (from the Capriol Suite)
Edward Elgar - Imperial March

Matthew Blaiden:
Percy Whitlock - Folk Tune
Bach / Best - Chaconne from 2nd Violin Partita
Eleni Keventsidou
J.S. Bach - Concerto in G Major
Jehan Alain - Deux Danses a Agni Yavishta
Max Reger - Ist Movt, Second Sonata
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP
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235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2 8EP


SATURDAY, 28th March at 4:00pm




(All Saints, Margaret Street)


Sir George Elvey (1816-93)

(arr. Charles Hancock)

Festal March


J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude and Fugue in D minor (BWV 539)


Alfred Hollins (1865-1941)

Allegretto Grazioso (1908)


Sir William Harris (1883-1971)



Patrick Gowers (1936-2014)

An Occasional Trumpet Voluntary


Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-93)

Trans Edwin Lemare (1865-1934)

Overture: Romeo and Juliet


Timothy Byram-Wigfield has enjoyed an illustrious career as an

organist, giving recitals throughout the U.K and abroad, in France,

Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, the U.S.A, and Canada. A pupil

of Richard Popplewell and David Sanger, he studied at the Royal

College of Music and at Christ Church, Oxford as Organ Scholar.

Whilst Sub-Organist at Winchester Cathedral he made BBC Radio 3

debut in a programme of Howells, Jackson and Bairstow, and was a

finalist in the Performer of the Year competition presented by the

Royal College of Organists.


His recordings, on the Regent and Delphian labels, have been met

with critical acclaim. These include a survey of Olivier Messiaen’s

early organ music, and a disc of overture transcriptions at the organ

in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow, which was nominated in

the Instrumental Category for a Gramophone award. This year will

see a release of a two-disc set of the complete organ works of Sir

William Harris, and a second disc of overture transcriptions, on the

celebrated Binns organ of Rochdale Town Hall.


Tim has held a number of distinguished posts in the field of church

music. He was the first full time Master of Music at St Mary’s

Cathedral in Edinburgh, following which he was Director of Chapel

Music at Jesus College, Cambridge. From 2004, and for nearly ten

years, he was Director of Music at St George’s Chapel, Windsor

Castle, where he directed the music for many occasions in the

presence of H.M. The Queen and other members of the Royal

Family. In 2013 he took up the post of Director of Music at All

Saints’, Margaret Street, London W1, which has a unique

reputation for its music and liturgy, in order to concentrate on

teaching and playing.


Future plans include a further trip to the U.S.A., and recitals in

Keble College, Oxford, Hastings, Coventry and Chichester

Cathedrals, King’s College, Cambridge, (as part of the ‘Easter at

King’s’ Festival), St John’s, Smith Square, and appearances at

Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. He presents

2 concerts a year with the Oxford Bach Choir, as their Associate

Conductor, and teaches piano and organ at Eton College. He teaches

with the RCO Academy, and examines regularly for their diplomas.

He recently completed a Master’s degree, specialising in piano

studies, at Goldsmiths’ College, presenting programmes of Rachmaninov,

Debussy, and Liszt.



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SATURDAY, 28th APRIL at 4:00pm






Georges Mac-Master (1862-1898),

Grand Choeur op 48 (1891)


Pierre Kunc (1865-1941),

Grand Pièce Symphonique (1901)


Daniel Roth (b. 1942),

Ave Maris Stella (2014)


Marcel Dupré (1886-1971),

Choral et Fugue op 57 (1962)


Laurence Caldecote (b. 1983),

Tuba Tune (2013)


Richard Francis (b. 1946),

A Celebration of St Denio (2013)


Charles Stanford (1852-1924),

Marcia Eroica op 189/2 (1923)


Paul Ayres (b. 1970),

Toccata on Amor Satis Est (2010)


Anthony is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and studied with Harry Gabb,

David Sanger, and Anne Page. In 2012 he gave the first complete performance of

Daniel Roth’s magnum opus, Livre d’Orgue pour le Magnificat, followed by

recitals in St. Sulpice Paris as part of Roth’s 70th birthday celebrations and in

Westminster Cathedral, where he gave the UK premiere of Roth’s Christus Factus

Est. Other projects have included anniversary performances of the complete works

of Buxtehude (a 6½ hour recital), Tunder, Homilius, Brahms, and Mendelssohn.

Many of Anthony's recitals are listed at organrecitals.com/anthonygritten. His next

recital is in Norwich Cathedral on Bank Holiday Monday, 4 May, at 11.00 am.

Anthony studied at Cambridge University with Alexander Goehr, writing his

doctorate on Stravinsky. He has worked at the University of East Anglia and Royal

Northern College of Music, and is currently Head of Undergraduate Programmes at

the Royal Academy of Music. His publications include two books on Music and

Gesture and miscellaneous essays on a variety of subjects. Many of Anthony’s

publications can be downloaded from ram.academia.edu/AnthonyGritten.


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(organ) will present a concert with a retiring collection for Christian Aid on Saturday

2nd May at 7:00pm. Alison has performed leading roles with ENO and Paul will include

works by Bach and Guilmant in the programme.


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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 Winpenny is Assistant Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral where his duties include accompanying the daily choral services and directing the acclaimed Abbey Girls Choir. Previously, he was Sub-Organist at St Paul's Cathedral, and during this time he performed with the Cathedral Choir at the American Guild of Organists National Convention, performed in Mahler's Symphony no. 8 with Valery Gergiev and the LSO, and played for many great state occasions. He has also broadcast regularly on BBC Radio and been featured on American Public Media's Pipedreams

He began organ lessons under John Scott Whiteley while a chorister at York Minster, and continued as a Music Scholar at Eton College under Alastair Sampson. After holding the post of Organ Scholar at Worcester Cathedral and then St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, he was for three years Organ Scholar at King's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a degree in music. With the Choir of King's College, he gave concerts in the USA, Hong Kong and throughout Europe, in addition to appearing as their accompanist on CD releases on EMI Classics.

He has taken part in the first performance of works by Cecilia McDowall, Judith Bingham, Jonathan Dove, Paul Mealor, Francis Grier and Francis Pott. He has studied with Thomas Trotter and Johannes Geffert, and won First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2008 Miami International Organ Competition. He is an organ tutor for the annual Eton Choral Courses

Recent and forthcoming engagements include recitals in Birmingham Town Hall, Norwich Cathedral and St Paul’s, K Street, Washington DC. In December 2013 he appeared as organ soloist in John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. His solo organ recordings include a recital on the organ of St Albans Cathedral (JAV Recordings), organ works by Judith Bingham (Naxos), music by Malcolm Williamson (Toccata Classics) and works by Charles Villiers Stanford, John McCabe and Lennox & Michael Berkeley (Resonus Classics – download only). A recording of Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur has recently been released on the Naxos label. He also directs St Albans Abbey Girls Choir in a recording of Mendelssohn Choral Works (Naxos).

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Sunday 24th May at 4.00pm.


Inaugural Concert on the organ of Colchester Town Hall, which has been restored and returned to its original specification by Harrison & Harrison in consultation with William McVicker. Admission free.


The programme is rather populist, because it is also being given the previous Thursday evening for an invited audience - Mayor, Corporation, etc - but it includes the first performance of "The Art and Industry of Pipework" for organ and electronics (recorded in a diesel engine factory!) commissioned from local composer Julia Usher.


Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565 - Johann Sebastian Bach

Variations on "Ei, du feiner Reiter" - Samuel Scheidt

Master Tallis's Testament - Herbert Howells

The Art and Industry of Pipework - Julia Usher

Lotus - Billy Strayhorn, arr. Alec Wyton

Elizabethan Serenade - Binge

Suite Gothique - Leon Boellmann


The player is myself. I'm rather chuffed about this because I thought they'd get someone famous. Also, I gave my first ever public performance (on the piano) in this very hall in 1963 at the age of seven (they've taken their time asking me back!).


The organ is a remarkable and little-known example by Norman & Beard from their best period, built in 1902 with everything on the grand scale and sounding much larger than it is www.co.uk/NPORview.html?RI=N08698. The building is a magnificent example of Edwardian baroquery, possibly the finest provincial town hall in the country.


There is an exciting and ongoing series of events celebrating the organ's return. For details, see www.moothallorgan.co.uk

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I'd like to be there, but unfortunately it's a bit beyond reach for me at present, partly because much of our time is occupied (pleasantly) with grandchildren. However one or two friends in that area might well attend. Almost a return to your roots?


Will anyone be doing a video which can be put on youtube?


Hope it goes well - I'm sure it will.



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235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2 8EP


SATURDAY, 30th May at 4:00pm


(H.M. Chapel Royal, Tower of London)


Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)

Varhany from Glagolitic Mass


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Jesus, meine Zuversicht, BWV 728


Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Canzone (‘Jesus meine Zuversicht’), Op 46IIb)


Jehan Alain (1911-1940)

Le Jardin Suspendu


Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Prelude and Fugue No 6, Op 35 (arr. Bossart/Wilson)


Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)

Sonata in E flat

  1. Andante serioso, ma con moto
  2. Allegro giocoso
  3. Maestoso

Francis Pott (1957- )

Toccata on ‘King’s Lynn’ (from 3 Hymn Fantasias)


Christian Wilson's virtuoso performances mark him as one of the most unusual

and exciting organists of his generation. He has performed as a soloist throughout

Europe, the USA and Australia and appears regularly on BBC radio and other

European stations.


Recent and future engagements include the Presteigne Festival, Spitalfields

Festival, Tarasp Castle Switzerland, Ulster Hall, Caird Hall, Oxford May Music

Festival, Westminster Cathedral, tours to Norway, South Africa and the USA,

performances and a recording of his own transcriptions of Shostakovich, and

recordings of works by

Durufle', Hans Gal, Oskar Lindberg and Olivier Messiaen.


Christian's musical career began at Westminster Abbey, where he was head

chorister. He spent a year as sub-organist at Perth Cathedral (Western Australia)

before taking up the organ scholarship at Christ Church, Oxford. Following

undergraduate studies, he took a combined performance and research degree

investigating the pre-Reformation English organ and winning various prizes.


In 2006 Christian was awarded the Nicholas Danby Scholarship and a Wingate

Scholarship for study abroad and completed the two-year solo post-graduate

course in Stuttgart where he studied with Jon Laukvik and Ludger Lohmann

gaining the highest results.


Christian is Organist of the Chapels Royal, HM the Tower of London. In 2012,

he became the eighth person in the world to perform Francis Pott's epic organ

symphony 'Christus' (widely considered the 'Everest' of the organ repertory) with

performances in Germany and the UK. His numerous and well-received

transcriptions range from works by Mendelssohn to the 24 Preludes and Fugues

by Shostakovich, and most recently a number of tangos by Piazzolla. Christian's

performance interests include the harpsichord and piano, and he recently

accompanied a well-received recording of English works for viola and piano with

Sarah-Jane Bradley.


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The Colchester Moot Hall opening concerts seemed to go down well.


Congratulations to Firstrees, a member of this forum, whose piece "Moot Points" came first in a competition for a new organ piece organised as part of the festivities.

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The Colchester Moot Hall opening concerts seemed to go down well.


Congratulations to Firstrees, a member of this forum, whose piece "Moot Points" came first in a competition for a new organ piece organised as part of the festivities.


Thank you, David. As I said, it was a bit of a surprise, since it was my first completed organ work.


I’m sorry I have not responded sooner, but have been bound up in preparing for, then participating in, and now reacting to and recovering from, an extraordinary and intensive week of music plus- amongst other things, organising my funeral. Don’t worry, all: I hope it’s not imminent !


It was a pleasure to meet you and hear your enlightening recital on this most marvellous of instruments. I would urge those members who are able, to attend one of the series that has been arranged ( http://moothallorgan.co.uk/calendar/ ).


The panoply of ‘outreach’ activities, viewable on the website, is impressive, too.


For those who attend, I was wary of being too close: bearing in mind what has been said about the organ’s volume. However, I found sitting further back than halfway towards the rear of the Hall to be adequate. In future, I would probably see how one-third of the way back from the organ ‘did’.


It is a lovely instrument, in a striking edifice, which has been restored with great care and expertise. All involved, at every stage, deserve the highest praise.

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235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2 8EP


SATURDAY, 27th JUNE at 4:00pm



Winner - 2013 St Albans International Organ Competition

(Interpretation Prize)



Michel Corrette (1707-1795)

From Magnificat en a Mi la 3 (8e Ton)


François Couperin (1668-1733)

Messe pour les couvents:

Couplet de Gloria: Cromorne en taille


J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Pièce d’orgue, BWV 572

Très vitement – Gravement – Lentement


From The Orgelbüchlein Project:

Jacques van Oortmerssen (b.1950)

“Nun ruhen all Wälder”


Jean-Baptiste Dupont (b.1979)

“Wir Glauben all’ an einen Gott”

Iain Farrington (b.1977)

“Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir”


Joel Martinson (b. 1960)

Three Essays on 'Out of the Depths'

1. Prelude

2. Intermezzo

3. Fugue - Chorale


Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

From 'Parthenia' - Fantasia of Four Parts


Philip Moore (b. 1943)

Sinfonietta (2001)

1. Allegro deciso

2. Allegro Scherzando

3. Adagio espressivo, con rubato

4. Molto Allegro


Winner of the First Prize for Interpretation and the Audience Prize

at the 2013 St Albans International Organ Competition, Simon

Thomas Jacobs read music as organ scholar at Clare College,

University of Cambridge, where he studied organ with David

Sanger and Jacques van Oortmerssen.


During this time he accompanied and assisted in the direction of

the chapel choir in the weekly routine of chapel services and in

their capacity as an internationally-renowned vocal ensemble,

performing concerts throughout the UK and Europe. These

included appearances at the Salzburg Music Festival, Munich

Opera Festival and the London, Innsbruck and Potsdam Early

Music Festivals as well as rseveral commercial CD recordings.

On Remembrance Sunday, 2007, Simon accompanied the choir

on a live broadcast of Choral Evensong for BBC Radio 3 and during

the Christmas season of 2008 played for the world première

performance and BBC recording (and subsequent broadcast) of

Sir John Tavener's Christmas Sequence, Ex Maria Virgine.

Following graduation, Simon moved to the USA to take up the

post of Associate Director of Music at Christ Church, Greenwich,

CT and in 2011 moved to be Associate Organist and Choirmaster

at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, IN. Most recently, he

was awarded a full scholarship to the Artist Diploma program at

Oberlin Conservatory of Music – one of the USA’s top-ranked music

schools and home to the largest collection of pipe organs in the

world – where he studied with James David Christie and was a

teaching assistant for the organ department.


In addition to a busy schedule of concerts in the USA, Simon

will spend the summer of 2015 touring the UK and France,

including a recital on the famous Dom Bedos organ at the Abbey

of Ste Croix, Bordeaux. He will also record his first solo disc on

the new instrument by Richards, Fowkes & Co. at St George’s

Hanover Square, as part of Priory’s “Great European Organs” series.

For further information, please visit Simon’s website:



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235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2 8EP


SATURDAY, 25th July at 4:00pm


St Thomas's Church, Fifth Avenue, New York


S. PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)

March, from ‘The Love of Three Oranges’

(arr. Jean Guillou b. 1930)


J.S. BACH (1685-1750)

Prelude and Fugue in G major (BWV 541)


C. FRANCK (1822-1890)

Choral no 2 in B minor


M.E. BOSSI (1861-1925)



L. VIERNE (1870-1937)

Meditation (trans. M Durufle' (1903-1986)


E.H. LEMARE (1865-1934)

Concert Fantasia


P. RACINE FRICKER (1920-1990)



S. PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)

Toccata (arr. Jean Guillou b. 1930)


John Scott was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, where he became a Cathedral chorister.

While still at school he gained the diplomas of the Royal College of Organists winning

the major prizes. In 1974 he became Organ Scholar of St. John’s College, Cambridge,

where for four years he acted as assistant to Dr. George Guest and held the University

John Stewart of Rannoch Scholarship in Sacred Music. His organ studies were with

Jonathan Bielby, Ralph Downes, and Dame Gillian Weir. He made his debut in the 1977

Promenade Concerts in the Royal Albert Hall, playing Reubke’s Sonata on the 94th Psalm.

He was the youngest organist to appear as a soloist in the Proms.


On leaving Cambridge, he was appointed Assistant Organist at London’s two Anglican

Cathedrals, St Paul’s and Southwark. During this time he won first prizes from the

Manchester and Leipzig J. S. Bach International Organ Competitions in 1978 and

1984 respectively.


In 1985 he became Sub-Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral, becoming Organist and

Director of Music there in 1990 until 2004.


As an organist, John Scott has performed in five continents, premiered

many new works written for him, and worked with various specialist

ensembles. In November 1989 he inaugurated the new Rieger

organ in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and in 1990, he was

one of five international Cathedral organists invited to play in

Washington National Cathedral to celebrate the completion of

the Cathedral.


In recent years, recital engagements have included venues in the USA, UK, Germany,

Holland, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, South Africa, Slovakia, Australia and New

Zealand. Highlights have included recitals in the Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Symphony

Hall, Birmingham, Notre Dame in Paris, St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, the Aarhus

Organ Festival in Denmark, Cologne Cathedral, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, London’s

Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral,

St Paul’s Cathedral and King’s College, Cambridge.At St Paul’s he played a

complete cycle of the organ works of J.S. Bach in 2000 and followed this in

subsequent years with the organ symphonies of Vierne and Widor, as well

as the complete organ works of Franck and Buxtehude. At St Thomas, Fifth

Avenue, New York, he has performed complete cycles of the organ works of

Buxtehude in 2007, Messiaen in 2008 and the six organ symphonies of Louis

Vierne in 2009. In 2014, he was one of the featured organists in the re-opening

Gala and subsequently gave the first solo recital on the restored organ in London’s

Royal Festival Hall and gave the opening recital of the organ in the new Musikkens

Hus in Aalborg, Denmark. In June, he gave the premiere of Nico Muhly’s ‘Patterns’

for the American Guild of Organists National Convention in Boston.


In addition to his work as a conductor and organist, John Scott has published a

number of choral compositions and arrangements and he has jointly edited two

compilations of liturgical music for the Church’s year, published by Oxford

University Press.


John Scott’s many recordings include the organ sonatas of Elgar, organ music by

William Mathias, Duruflé and Mendelssohn, as well as two discs of music by Dupré.

He has also recorded the solo organ part in Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass with the London

Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. He recently made a recording

at the organ of Washington’s National Cathedral for the JAV label.


In 1998 he was nominated International Performer of the Year by the New York Chapter

of the American Guild of Organists. He is a Past President of the Incorporated Association

of Organists and he has been a member of a number of international competition

juries, including those in Manchester, Dublin, Chartres, Dallas, St. Albans, Erfurt

and the Bach/Liszt Competition in Weimar.


In the summer of 2004, after a 26 year association with St Paul’s Cathedral, he took up

the post of Organist and Director of Music at St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York,

where he directs the renowned choir of men and boys. He was awarded the LVO in the New

Years Honours List of 2004, a personal gift from HM Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of

his work at St Paul’s Cathedral. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Nashotah House

Seminary in Wisconsin in 2007.





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Special August Organ Concert

Sunday, 16th August at 6:00pm




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St Stephen's Church, Hales Drive, Canterbury, CT2 7AB

Tuesday 28th July 2015, 7.30pm


David Poulter (Liverpool Cathedral)


A superb programme of music by J. S. Bach, English composers Elgar, Walton and Whitlock, Noel Rawsthorne (David’s predecessor at Liverpool) and Pierre Cochereau, one time Organist Titular of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, all carefully chosen to demonstrate the capabilities of our newly rebuilt organ.
Tickets £10 (under 18s FREE)
Ticket price includes refreshments
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235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2 8EP


Sunday 16th August at 6.00 p.m.


The First London Appearance of


The 21 year old Dutch player who has amassed an incredible 10,000,000 + hits

on Youtube. CDs and DVDs will be available after the concert.


Gert's website may be seen here: gertvanhoef.nl




C. Saint-Saëns (1835-1931)

Danse Macabre


J.S. BACH (1685-1750)

Toccata in F


H. F. ZIMMER (b. 1957)

Pirates of the Caribbean


GORDON YOUNG (1919-98)

Prelude in a Classical Style


LEE Ru-MA (b. 1978)



C.M.WIDOR (1844-1937)

Symphony 6 (1st Movement)




A. DVORAK (1841-1904)

New World Symphony - No 9 (Last movement)


Gert van Hoef was born in Barneveld, The Netherlands in 1994 and is

currently a student at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague, studying

organ with Jos van der Kooy. He received his first organ lessons in

2010 from Evert van de Veen from the city of Voorthuizen and won

first place in the Feike Asma competition in the same year. In June

2015, Gert won the Govert van Wijn Organ Competition in the Grote

Kerk, Maassluis.


Well over 200 youtube videos have featured Gert - some from a very

early age - and in November 2014 his first commercial CD was recorded

on the 4-manual Stahlhuth-Jann organ in Dudelange (Luxembourg), his

double album 'Reprise' following in April, 2015. A 16 min compilation

from the first CD may be seen here:

Demo of Gert van Hoef's first CD 'Première' - YouTube


*Please note date and time



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A Special Buffet Tea will be available in the church Friendship Centre from 5:00pm


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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




Widor: Marche Pontificale

Ducasse: Pastorale
Schmidt: Variations and Fugue on a theme from Fredigundis
Widor: Symphonie no.6 in G minor

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St Michael and All Angels Bedford Park London W4 1TT


La manufacture d'Orgues St Martin 25/IIIP


Friday 4th September 12.30pm (first Friday of every month)


Rufus Frowde - Organist, Chapel Royal Hampton Court

Fanfare pour précéder “La Péri” – Paul Dukas (1865 – 1935) [2’]

A Fancy – William Byrd (c.1539/40 – 1623) [5’]

Keyboard Sonata in A – Thomas Arne (1710 – 78) [7’]

Presto – Andante – Allegro

Allegretto Grazioso (from ‘Six Organ Pieces’) – Frank Bridge (1879 – 1941) [4’]

Touch her soft lips and part – William Walton (1902 – 83) [3’]

Paean – Philip Moore (b.1943) [3’]

Carillon de Westminster – Louis Vierne (1870 – 1937) [6’]

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235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2 8EP

SATURDAY, 26th SEPTEMBER at 4:00pm



Praeludium (D Minor)

Andante (D Major)

Praeludium (C Minor)

Nachspiel (D Major)

J.S. BACH (1685-1750)

Air, from Suite no 3, arr Gordon Phillips


A Whiter Shade of Pale (arr Paul Ayers)

PABLO BRUNA (1611-69)

Tiento de 1 tono de mano derecha





Prelude on Eleanor Rigby

Adagio Chromatico on Michelle

Scherzo on Norwegian Wood

Trio on Ich steh' (Bach) and Hey Jude

Lament on And I love her

Concerto on I want to hold your hand


Toccata from Suite for Organ


Paul Ayres was born in London, studied music at Oxford University, and now works freelance as a composer & arranger, choral conductor & musical director, and organist & accompanist. His music is widely performed, with pieces commissioned by choirs, ensembles, schools, churches and individual musicians across the world. His works have been awarded prizes in composition competitions in Canada, Croatia, New Zealand, Russia, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. Paul is the regular conductor of City Chorus and the choirs at London College of Music (University of West London), accompanist of Concordia Voices, and associate accompanist of Crouch End Festival Chorus. He has led many music education workshops for children and played piano for improvised comedy shows and musical theatre productions. Please visit www.paulayres.co.uk to find out more.

This year Paul will be making an organ CD at St Barnabas Church Ealing

(for release in early 2016), featuring his transcriptions and arrangements of popular tunes.

His first two solo organ CDs are on sale after the recital today:



Free Admission - Collection - Buffet



Details of the organ on the NPOR at:




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Organ Recital by Malcolm Kemp

Monday 2nd November, 1pm

St Saviour's church, South Street, Eastbourne

Retiring Collection - coffee and biscuits available afterwards.



Franck - Chorale No. 3 in A minor

Purcell - Voluntarty in Dminor for Double Organ

J S Bach - Prelude and Fugue in B minor

Howells - Rhapsody in Dflat

Reger - Melodia in Bflat

Vierne - Final from Symphony No 1.

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Monday 26th October 2015 – 7:30pm
Jonathan Kingston (Our Lady of the Assumption, Piccadilly, London)
Parr Hall, Warrington
admission £5 / concessions £4.50

Recently given an Historic Organ Certificate by the BIOS and listed as Grade 1


Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, Paris 1870-75

Case design attributed to Simil

Moved to Parr Hall 1926 - Action changed 1972

Case, Console and original pipework and soundboards Listed Grade I June 2015

Grand Orgue: Montre 16, Montre 8, Bourdon, Flute harmonique, Viole de gambe, Salicional, Prestant, Octavin, Plein jeu VI, Basson, Trompette, Clairon.

Recit: DIapason, Quintaton, Flute traversiere, Viole de gambe, Voix célestes, Flute octaviante, Viole d'amour, Octavin, Mixture VI, Basson, Trompette, Clairon

Positif: Quintaton, Principal, Dulciana, Nachthorn, Unda maris, Flute douce, Doublette, Piccolo, Petit plein jeu VI, Voix humaine, Basson et hautbois, Clarinette

Pedale: Soubasse 32, Contrebass, Violon, Soubasse, Diapason, Violoncelle, Flute, Corno dolce 4, Bombarde, Trompette, Clairon


This is the link to the Facebook group 'Warrington Cavaillé-Coll Organ'


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This Thursday (8th October) I'm giving a lunchtime recital on the Willis organ of St Michael the Archangel, Retford. Programme is:-


Rondeau (from Abdelazer) (Henry Purcell arr. Christopher Morris)

Prière à Notre-Dame (from Gothic Suite) Leon Boëlmann

Andante Semplice (Eric Tomlinson)

Short Prelude & Fugue in D minor BWV 554 (J.S. Bach (attrib)

Lied ohne Worte (Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Transcribed by Maurizio Machella)

Variations on “Happy Land” (George Shearing)

Introductory Voluntary & Fugues (James Nares 1715-1783)

Faith (Duncan Macleod)


Every Blessing



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