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Willis Pipe Organ Festival | Dr Simon Lindley (Leeds City Organist)

When
Friday September 8, 2017 at 19:30
Where
The Church of St Mary and St Giles, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes
Tickets
£12, under 18s free
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  1. The Archbishop’s Fanfare Op 27 - Francis Jackson
  2. East Acklam, from 5 Preludes on English Hymn Tunes Op 60 - Francis Jackson
  3. Prelude and Fugue in C BWV 547 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  4. Ach bleib' mit Deiner Gnade, from 3 sinfonische Choräle Op 87 - Sigfrid Karg-Elert
  5. Ave Maria - Alexandre Guilmant
  6. Suite Mariale - Paul de Maleingreau
  7. Bell Rondo - Giovanni Morandi
  8. Andantino, from Pièces de fantaisie - Suite No 1 Op 51 - Louis Vierne
  9. Carillon de Westminster, from Pièces de fantaisie - Suite No 3 Op 54 - Louis Vierne
  10. Chandos Anthem No 10, 'The Lord is my light' (C S Lang) - George Frideric Handel
  11. Bach Goes to Town - Alec Templeton
  12. Andante für eine Walze in eine kleine Orgel in F K616 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  13. Suite (Largo, Allegro, Aria and two variations) - Michael Festing
  14. Bach Before The Mast - George Malcolm
  15. Sonata on the 94th Psalm in C minor - F Julius Reubke

Organ classics with something for everyone. With music by 13 different composers you'll experience a 'wow' and a wide range of emotions! The recital spans three centuries of organ music, including works by Jackson, Bach, Kerg-Elert, Guilmant, Maleingreau, Morandi, Vierne, Handel, Templeton, Mozart, Festing, Malcolm, and Reubke. Programme introduced and performed by Dr Simon Lindley.

Simon Lindley is one of England’s most popular and acclaimed musicians. A notable Westminster Cathedral debut in 1969, and – particularly – his performance of the Elgar Sonata at the 1975 Henry Wood Promenade Concerts established his reputation as a player of distinctive style, a reputation enhanced by numerous recitals, recordings and broadcasts. He has two best-selling Naxos CDs to his name: Handel Concertos with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and French Organ Music from Leeds Parish Church. A number of significant Chandos releases include the fiendishly difficult Khachaturian Organ Symphony or Poema recorded live at a concert in LeedsTown Hall where he has been Organist from 1976 to 2017; he remains as City Organist for Leeds with Darius Battiwalla now hosting the Monday series and curating the fine Town Hall instrument.

After service in the City of London and at Westminster and St Albans Cathedrals, Simon moved to Yorkshire in 1975 as Organist and Master of the Music at Leeds Parish Church; in September last year he was named Organist Emeritus on retirement from full-time endeavour at what is now Leeds Minster.

In the choral field, as well as an organ soloist and orchestral player, he remains very busy as is Music Director of Leeds-based St Peter’s Singers, Sheffield Bach Choir, Doncaster Choral Society and Overgate Hospice Choir in Halifax. He helps with the music at Halifax Minster and also plays regular in his home village at Fulneck Moravian Church near Pudsey.

He comes from a musical family: his great-grandmother, Marie Brema, was the mezzo soloist at the premier of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in 1900 and his sister, Ruth, was for many years a member of the professional choir at Brompton Oratory. Dr Lindley’s own family includes three sons, a daughter and three grand-daughters, two of whom are United States citizens. His mother was the youngest of Belgian art historian Professor Emile Cammaerts’ six children and his mother’s elder sister was the mother of former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, one of Simon’s cousins.

Dr Lindley is a Fellow of Trinity College of Music and of the Royal College of Organists and was RCO President 2000 to 2003; he has also held office as President of the Incorporated Association of Organist and as a long-serving Trustee of the John Pilling Trust. In his capacity as a director of the English Hymnal Company, Simon is Chairman of the Ecclesiastical Music Trust. He is the recipient of honorary fellowships from musical organisations and the holder of honorary doctorates from Leeds Beckett University and the University of Huddersfield.


Venue
The Church of St Mary and St Giles
High Street
Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK11 1BD
England
This advertisement was submitted by St Mary & St Giles, Milton Keynes, Willis Pipe Organ Appeal.
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