Alistair Timmis Posted September 15, 2010 Share Posted September 15, 2010 Dear all, Following on from previous discussion relating to the departure of the Organist of York Minster, John Scott Whiteley, I thought it would be of interest to members to note this Saturday as the date of his final recital as the Organist (advertised by the Minster as 'farewell concert'), which also closes the ever popular York Minster summer recital series. The programme is as follows: Allegro (from Symphonie VI, Op.42) Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) Passacaglia, Op.17 (2009) John Scott Whiteley (b.1950) Etude (Canon) in E Major, Op.56 Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Sonata Eroica, Op.94 & Papillons noirs (13 Preludes pour piano, Op.69 No.11, arr. J.S. Whiteley) Joseph Jongen (1873-1953) Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548, "The Wedge" J.S. Bach (1685-1750) At this recital, presumably at the end, I am informed that the Dean of York, the Very Rev'd Keith Jones, will formally present John with the title Organist Emeritus, in recognition of his long and distinguished service since being appointed to York Minster by Dr Francis Jackson in 1975. For those who wish to hear the doyen of the York Minster organ at what I am certain will be an emotional and still very thrilling recital, then this is not to be missed. Admission is £8, and the recital begins at 19:00 prompt. Best Wishes. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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