Concerts and Recitals

Concerts and Recitals for 2021

The plan for the rest of the year is below. Recitals may be online for some weeks because of restrictions, but we hope to return to recitals in church as soon as we can. The free Tuesday Bach recitals are 1.05pm-1.35pm:

Saturday 27 Feb 2.30pm organ Jonathan Holmes
Tannhäuser “Prelude” Wagner arr. E.H.Lemare
“Perpetuum Mobile for Pedals Alone” Wilhelm Middelschulte
Passacaglia Wilhelm Middelschulte
2 concert studies Pietro Yon
Symphonie Passione Marcel Dupre
2 Chorale Preludes Garth Edmundson
2 Sorties Louis Lefébure-Wély

Tuesday 9 March Bach III
Prelude and Fugue in F minor BWV 534
Prelude and Fugue in F BWV 556
Jesu Christus, unser heiland BWV 626
Christ ist erstanden BWV 627
Erstanden is der heil’ge Christ BWV 628
Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 551
Fugue in G ‘Gigue’ BWV 577

Saturday 27 Mar 7.30pm organ Jonathan Holmes
Phantasie über ‘Wie schön leucht’t uns der Morgenstern’ Max Reger
Variations sur un vieux noel Pierre Cochereau
Sonata 1 in F minor Felix Mendelssohn
Final Cesar Franck

Tuesday 13 April Bach IV
In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 604
Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 605
Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 558
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 606
Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, BWV 738
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 546

Saturday 1 May 7.30 pm organ Jonathan Holmes
Evocation 2 Thierry Escaich
3 pieces by Herbert Howells
Psalm Prelude set 2 No 1: Psalm 130 ‘Out of the deep have I called to you, Lord’
Rhapsody no 3 in C sharp minor
Psalm Prelude set 2 No 3: Psalm 33 ‘Sing unto him a new song’
Marche religieuse sur un motif du chœur ‘Lift Up Your Heads’ du Messie de Händel Alexandre Guilmant
3 movements from ‘La Nativite’ Olivier Messiaen
Sonata Eroica Joseph Jongen

Tuesday 18 May Bach V
Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 550
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 739
Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV 607
In dulci Jubilo, BWV 608
Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich, BWV 609
Nun freut euch, liebe Christen, gemein, BWV 734
Passacaglia and Fugue C minor BWV 582

Saturday 12 June 7.30pm
Multi-pianos with Sarah and Jonathan Holmes, Simon Gregory and Matthew Burgess

Tuesday 22 June Bach VI
Fuga sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 610
Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 611
Wir Christenleut, BWV 612
Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch da komm’ ich her 769a
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537

Tuesday 13 July Bach VII
Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 553
Fantasia super: Jesu meine Freude & chorale, BWV 713
Helft mir Gottes Güte preisen, BWV 613
Das alte Jahr vergangen ist BWV 614
An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653
Organ Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 (after Vivaldi)

Saturday 17 July 7.30pm
Gilbert and Sullivan evening with Rachel and Stephen Chalkley-Gunton

Saturday 11 September 7.30pm
Patronal Festival Organ recital Jonathan Holmes
Weinen, Klagen, Zorgen, Zagen Variations Franz Liszt
Symphonie 8 Charles-Marie Widor

Tuesday 14 September Bach VIII
Organ Sonata No.4 in E minor, BWV 528
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland’, BWV 660
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661
Fantasia in G Major, BWV 571

Tuesday 12 October Bach IX
Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV 555
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 700
Fughetta: Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 701
Liebster Jesu wir sind hier (chorale & alio modo), BWV 706
Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 709
Organ Concerto in C major, BWV 594

Tuesday 9 Nov Bach X
Toccata and Fugue in E Major, BWV 566
In dir ist Freude, BWV 615
Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 637
Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, BWV 638
Organ Concerto in D minor (after Vivaldi) BWV 596

Saturday 20 November 2.30pm
Simon Gregory presents
‘Film Afternoon’
Part 1: Music from several centuries
Ut Re Mee Fa Sol La Byrd
Organ Concerto op. 7 no. 8 Handel
Piece for an organ in a clock k594 Mozart
Carillon de Westminster Vierne
Mozart Changes Gardonyi

Part 2: Music while you Work, Rest and Play
Calling All Workers Coates
Dusk Armstrong Gibbs
Coronation Scot Ellis
The Boulevardier Curzon
FILM The Haunted House (1921) Buster Keaton
By the Sleepy Lagoon Coates

Tuesday 7 December Bach XI
Prelude in G Major, BWV 568
Trio in d minor, BWV 583
Alla breve in D major, BWV 589
Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag, BWV 629
Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BWV 630
Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist Bach BWV 631
Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547

Tuesday Bach concerts are free, but donations are always welcome to the organ fund.
Saturday Concerts cost £10.00 (18 and under £1) with all funds going to preserve the Father Willis Organ.
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About our Recital Programme

Most of our recitals showcase our wonderful Father Willis pipe organ. You can read more about the organ, and we hope you will come to hear it at one of our recitals.

Sometimes, our recitals take the form of a “come and sing”, open to all. A scratch choir rehearsed and performed Handel’s Messiah in March 2012, shown above.

You can always buy tickets on the door at any of our recitals. So please come along, and we promise you a warm welcome!

You can listen to Jonathan’s organ recital recordings on his YouTube channel.