This weekend is our patronal festival weekend. Festivities begin with Jonathan Holmes’ organ recital in church at 7:30pm on Saturday 12th (no tickets, pay on the door, £8 or £1 for under 18s). Please note face coverings must be worn in church (unless exempt).
‘The Symphonic Organ’
It is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 1770 and Louis Vierne’s birth in 1870. To celebrate, Jonathan Holmes will be playing Beethoven’s 5th Symphony First movement and Louis Vierne’s last Organ Symphony No 6.
He will also include two movements from Saint-Saens famous ‘Organ Symphony,’ his third and last symphony, and the most popular. He will include the beautiful Adagio, and the Stirring Finale.
It’s also the 49th anniversary of the death of another famous organist, Marcel Dupre, and Jonathan will include his haunting and beautiful ‘Cortege et Litanie’.
There will be no tickets, so please just pay on the door. All proceeds go to maintaining our wonderful Willis organ. Please bring £8 for entry or £1 if you’re 18 or under.