Lunchtime Organ Recital: Oliver Hancock

Wed, 28 June 2017 at 12.30pm

On Wednesday 28th June, Oliver Hancock, Sub-Organist at Portsmouth Cathedral, gives a lunchtime organ recital at St Albans Cathedral.

All are welcome; the recital will be around half an hour and admission is free, with a retiring collection in aid of Cathedral music funds.


Fantasia & Fugue in G minor BWV 542 JS Bach

Plymouth Suite Whitlock

i Allegro Risoluto – ii Lantana – iii Chanty – iv Salix – v Toccata


Oliver Hancock is Sub-Organist at Portsmouth Cathedral and School Organist at The Portsmouth Grammar School. He was Organ Scholar at Jesus College, Oxford, where he read for a degree in Music, and in 2010 he was among the first students to take the new MMus in Choral Studies degree at the University of Cambridge. From 2008-2012, Oliver held the post of Assistant Organist to Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir, and for the academic year 2011-12 was also Graduate Organ Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge. In Portsmouth he accompanies daily services and regularly conducts the cathedral choirs in services and concerts as well as undertaking outreach work across the diocese.

He has toured much of mainland Europe and the East coast of the USA, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and 4, and played numerous recitals throughout the UK and further afield – most recently at St Paul’s and Westminster cathedrals, Westminster Abbey, Tallinn Cathedral, St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Valletta, Malta, and in Kerpen, Germany. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and an Examiner for the ABRSM. Oliver is the Founder and Director of The Nelson Consort, an eight-part choir specialising in a capella choral music.

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