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Organ concert by Anne Page

Monday June 19, 2017 at 19:30
Christ Church, Spitalfields, London
Tickets "at the door" - until sold out
  1. Praeludium Toccata - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
  2. The Carman's Whistle - William Byrd
  3. Voluntary in D minor - William Croft
  4. Voluntary No 1 in C, from 12 Voluntaries - William Russell
  5. Organ Concerto No 5 in G minor Op 7 - George Frideric Handel
  6. Concerto de hautbois, from École d'orgue - Jean-Paul-Égide Martini
  7. The Art of Fugue BWV 1080 - Johann Sebastian Bach
    • Contrapunctus IX
    • Contrapunctus X
  8. Praeludium in D major BuxWV 139 - Dietrich Buxtehude
  9. Composition Not Known - Jean-Paul-Égide Martini

When it was built in 1735, Richard Bridge's spectacular organ for Christ Church, Spitalfields was the largest in England. Superbly restored by William Drake, the organ is now the largest surviving organ from the Georgian period and the perfect vehicle for baroque music. Its restoration marks the final part of the resurrection of Christ Church, Nicholas Hawksmoor's masterpiece of British architecture. Since its second debut in 2015, the organ has been visited, played and listened to by musicians and listeners from all over the world.

Anne Page is known in the UK and abroad as a musician who combines virtuosity and versatility. Born and educated in Perth, Australia, she moved to Europe to continue advanced studies with Marie-Claire Alain, Peter Hurford and Jacques van Oortmerssen.. She made her London debut playing 20th century repertoire at the Royal Festival Hall. Now based in Cambridge, she directed the Cambridge Summer Recitals for eight years, presenting many world and UK first performances and bringing several major recitalists from Europe to Britain for the first time.

Her career encompasses performances and broadcasts in Europe, the USA and Australia. In the pioneering spirit of her country of origin she likes to explore some of the less welltrodden musical paths and has been one of a handful of musicians at the forefront of the revival of the harmonium, making recordings and establishing a course on the instrument at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2008 she was featured in a Purcell Room recital for solo harmonium and the Swiss organist and composer Lionel Rogg has written a suite of pieces for harmonium for her.

As a member of the British Institute of Organ Studies she took a leading role in the Historic Organ Sound Archive having recorded over 10 hours of music on 22 instruments. This innovative project combined community education with a permanent free online archive to increase access to our organ heritage.

Christ Church, Spitalfields
Commercial Street
E1 6LY

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