Jump to content
Mander Organs
Sign in to follow this  
Andrew Lucas

St Albans

Recommended Posts

Members of the message board may be interested to hear that the restoration of the H&H organ at St Albans Cathedral is now complete. The organ will be used for the first time at the Easter services.

 

The opening recital is to be given Sunday 7th June at 3 pm by David Higgs, Chair of the Organ and Historical Keyboards Department at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York. Tickets (£10; £5 for concessions) can be bought in advance or on the door.

 

The organ will also feature in the 2009 IOF in July alongside the Mander organ in St Peters and the period-style Collins organ in St Saviour's churches.

 

Many thanks

 

AL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will be visiting the UK from Saturday 11th April for a week - I shall be visiting my sister who lives in St.Albans and hope to manage to come to hear the newly restored instrument during worship.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Opening Events of the restored Cathedral organ - Saturday and Sunday 6th and 7th June, 2009

 

All are welcome - please come and join us.

 

Saturday 6th June

Entry to events on this day is free - these events are aimed to attract local supporters, donors to the organ fund, families and children

 

2pm Welcome by the Dean followed by a demonstration "The Colours of the Organ" by Simon Johnson, Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral

 

2.30pm Short Demonstrations and Guided Tours of the Abbey Organ Loft by the Abbey musicians

 

3.30pm Afternoon Concert - Dick Whittington and his Cat composed for organ and percussion by Guy Bovet - Simon Johnson

 

Sunday 7th June at 3 pm

 

Opening Recital by David Higgs

Tickets £10 (concessions £5) available on the door or in advance (music@stalbanscathedral.org.uk)

 

Programme:

PROCESSIONAL from SUITE ‘LAUDATE DOMINUM’ (Dedicated to Ralph Downes)

PETER HURFORD b. 1930

 

TOCCATA IN F, BuxWV 156 DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE 1637-1707

 

CANON IN B MINOR ROBERT SCHUMANN 1810-1856

 

ANNUM PER ANNUM Prelude-Kyrie-Gloria-Credo-Sanctus-Agnus Dei-Postlude

ARVO PART b. 1935

 

FANTASIA AND FUGUE IN G MINOR, BWV 542

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685-1750

 

HARMONIES DU SOIR (OP. 72, NO.1)

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT 1877-1933

 

BOLERO DE CONCERT LOUIS-JAMES-ALFRED LEFEBURE-WELY 1817-1869

 

SUITE POUR ORGUE, OPUS 5: PRELUDE, SICILIENNE, TOCCATA

MAURICE DURUFLE 1902-1986

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...