Sunday Afternoon Organ Recital at St Albans Cathedral

On Sunday afternoon, 9th April at 3pm, Tom Winpenny, Assistant Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral, will give an organ recital on the Cathedral’s renowned Harrison & Harrison organ.

 His programme includes Vivaldi’s energetic Concerto in D minor, arranged by Bach for solo organ; reflective works by Saint-Saëns and Brahms; and a fascinating and rarely-performed Sonata by contemporary composer Francis Grier. The recital will also feature the first performance of a short work by German composer/organist Christian von Blohn, which forms part of a cross-European project to complete Bach’s unfinished Orgelbüchlein – a cycle of preludes based on Lutheran hymn melodies.

 Andrew Lucas, Master of the Music, said ‘Organ music continues to play an integral part in the life of the Cathedral, and throughout the city through the biennial International Organ Festival. These Sunday recitals, given by the Cathedral’s resident organists, provide the opportunity to hear a full-length organ concert demonstrating the versatility the cathedral’s wonderfully restored organ in some of the greatest works of the organ repertoire.’

 Recitals later this year are given by Gary Sieling (Director of Music, St Mary-the-Virgin, Henley – 26th April, 12.30pm) and Adrian Lucas (Head of Choral Studies, Royal School of Church Music – 24th May, 12.30pm).

The recital will last around 60 minutes, and a retiring collection will be taken towards the work of the Cathedral Music Department.

Admission free.  Retiring collection.  For further information: Cathedral Information Desk 01727 890210.



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