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Ben Sheen St Albans Festival Prize winner at Bloomsbury


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BLOOMSBURY CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH


SATURDAY 27th JULY AT 4:00PM


BEN SHEEN

(Juilliard School, New York)

2013 St Albans International Organ Festival Prize Winner

Interpretation Competition Joint 2nd Prize

Jon Laukvik Prize for best performance of the commissioned work


Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 in G


Franz Liszt (1811-1886) (arr. Lionel Rogg)

Concert Etude: Saint Francis of Paola walking on the waves.


Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)

Rondo Francaise


Seth Bingham (1882-1972)

Roulade Op.9 No 3


Richard Wagner (1813-1883) (arr. Edwin Lemare)

Pilgrim's Chorus (from Tannhauser)


Julius Reubke (1834-1858)

'Fugue' from Sonata on the 94th Psalm


ADMISSION FREE – RETIRING COLLECTION – BUFFET


Ben Sheen recently became the first winner of the inaugural Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition in the USA. The prize was awarded on the 23rd June and includes a cash prize of $40,000, a recital in the Longwood Gardens Concert Series and management by Philip Truckenbrod Concert Artists. Also successful at the 2013 St Albans International Organ Festival Prize Winner, Ben won Joint 2nd Prize in theInterpretation Competition and the Jon Laukvik Prize for best performance of the commissioned work.


Ben (23) from London, recently received his Master's from the Julliard School in New York having previously received a First Class Honours degree in music from Oxford University. Ben is increasingly gaining recognition as an international concert organist having given recitals throughout the UK including the Royal Albert Hall and Westminster Abbey, as well as the United States, Australia, New Zealand, France and Germany. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists (Limpus, Durrant and Shinn prizes) and a recipient of the prestigious Worshipful Company of Musicians' Silver Medal for 2011.


Ben was recently appointed Assistant Organist-Designate at St Thomas Church in New York City. He will assume his duties in September.


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:



Bloomsbury Baptist Church

235 Shaftesbury Avenue

LONDON

WC2H 8EP


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