Monday, 7 October 2013

Organ Recital by world renowned Thomas Trotter

Message from Hazel Yates.

Christ Church Oswestry invite you to an organ recital by world renowned virtuoso concert organist Thomas Trotter on Saturday 12th October at 7.30pm.

Thomas Trotter was appointed Birmingham City Organist in 1983 and was Artistic Advisor and Resident Organist at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall in 2001. He is also Organist at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey and visiting Professor of Organ at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. In 2002 he won the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumental award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to classical music. He received an honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University in 2003 and from Birmingham University in 2006. In 2012 he was named Performer of the Year by the New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Alongside his weekly recitals in Birmingham, Thomas Trotter has toured on four continents, and has played at many International Festivals such as Bath, Salzburg, Edinburgh and the Proms. He regularly inaugurates new instruments both at home and abroad, and he has recorded for Hyperion, Chandos, Regent, EMI and Decca. Forthcoming engagements include performances at Covent Garden (Martin’s Harpsichord Concerto for the Royal Ballet), tours to the USA and Japan, and concerts throughout Europe.

Tickets at only £10 (to include light refreshments) are available in advance from the Guildhall Reception, Oswestry Town Council on the Bailey Head, Oswestry or on the door. Contact 07983 480927

The programme will include:

J.P.SWEELINCK    Ballo del Granduca

J.C.BACH    Concerto in D Op 1 no 6
1735-1782    Allegro assai – Andante – Allegro moderato 

Four Early English Pieces:
What care you? (BULL) – The Queenes Command (GIBBONS) – La.Mi.Re.(ANON) – Coranto “Battle” (BULL)

R.SCHUMANN    Three Studies in canonic form

W.T.BEST    Introduction, Variations and Fugue on
1826-1897    “God save the Queen”

P.WHITLOCK    Five Short Pieces
1903-1946    Allegretto – Folk Tune – Andante tranquillo –
        Scherzo - Paean

C.M.WEBER    Jubel Overture
1786-1826    arr. W.T.Best
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