On Sunday 4 August at 3pm Andrew Lucas, Master of the Music, gives a free organ recital at St Albans Cathedral

All are welcome; the recital will last around 60 minutes and admission is free, with a retiring collection in aid of Cathedral music funds.

Programme:

Prelude & Fugue in E flat BWV 552 JS Bach

Five Short Chorale Preludes (1958) Peter Hurford

Sonata no. 3 in A major Mendelssohn

from Symphony no. 1 in D Louis Vierne

        iv  Allegro vivace – v Andante – vi Final

Andrew Lucas became Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral and Music Director of St Albans Bach Choir in 1998, was Artistic Director of the International Organ Festival from 1999 to 2007, and the artistic consultant for the restoration of the Harrison & Harrison organ in the cathedral. Andrew studied organ at the Royal College of Music with John Birch and Herbert Howells and later with Peter Hurford and Piet Kee. Before 1998 he was Assistant Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, London and a freelance musician, conductor, chorus-master and continuo player. He has made many recordings as an organist from St Paul’s Cathedral and conducting the choirs at St Albans, and as a player with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He has also played concerts throughout the UK, Europe and the USA and continues to play for the RPO.