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Lunchtime Organ Recital: Stephen King

Wed, 17 October 2018 at 12.30pm

On Wednesday 17th October, Stephen King, Organist of Brentwood 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.

 

Programme:

Paean Herbert Howells

Funeral March for a Marionette  Charles Gounod arr. W T Best

Rhapsody on a Ground Heathcote Statham

Sonata in the style of Handel William Wolstenholme

 

Stephen King has been organist of Brentwood Cathedral for 26 years. He studied at Trinity College of Music, and subsequently with John Birch.

He has worked with several distinguished composers, including John Gardner, Andrew Carter, John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, and Colin Mawby, and to mark his first 25 years at Brentwood Cathedral, he commissioned an organ work – “Carillon” – from Philip Moore. He has also collaborated with Diana Burrell, whose Missa Brevis was composed in 2016/17 for Brentwood Cathedral Choir.

He is closely associated with the Southend Boys Choir and Southend Girls Choir, and has appeared with them as organist on numerous overseas tours, at various American, Canadian and European venues including St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, and, earlier this year, in Australia and Hong Kong.  

He has a particular interest in works for organ with solo instruments, and has taken part in many performances of such works. He is also a trustee of the Royal College of Organists.

 

 

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