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October 16th


Music by Bach, Franck, Mulet and Jongen
Neil Wright studied organ, piano, harpsichord and clavichord at
the Royal Northern College of Music with Dame Gillian Weir. For
many years he worked as a choral director, organist and singer in
the United States, founding and directing the Lauda early music
ensemble. After several years as assistant organist of the Brompton
Oratory, he was appointed organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ at St.
Michael’s Abbey, Farnborough in 2001.

2016 Sunday Matinée
Organ Music at 3pm
on the third Sunday of each month

November 20th


Music by Pardini, Franck, Porter Brown, Guilmant, Weaver, Cottone,
Mulet amd Hielscher
Italian virtuoso Alessandro Bianchi is organist of St. Paul’s Basilica
in Cantu and Artistic Director of the Musical Association “Amici
dell’Organo di Cantu’”. He has played and given masterclasses in
International Organ Festivals in Italy and all over the world from
Iceland to Australia.

December 18th

GERARD BROOKS and guests round off the season with a
programme of Christmas music.

Full programme details as they become available
can be found at www.
Methodist Central Hall, Westminster Storeys Gate SW1H 9NH
Tel. 020 7654 2000
Tube: St. James Park or Westminster. Buses: 11, 24, 148 and 211

Admission by programme £5
Refreshments available

where he studied with David Titterington and Nicolas Kynaston. Franck and Reimann James Thomas is Director of Music at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Widor and Duruflé One of the most dynamic young organists of his generation. with teaching and choral conducting. the Academy’s highest student award. Alain and Mathias As charismatic Head of Student Development at the Royal College of Organists. A concert organist. Nevin. Frahm (World Première). Bach. Franck and Vivaldi Gerard Brooks was appointed Director of Music at Methodist Central Hall. conductor and composer. Wesley. April 17th GERARD BROOKS Music by Bridge. Richard Brasier is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. he began his musical training as a chorister at Worcester Cathedral. Harrison & Harrison 2011. and an innovative arts administrator. He presents and plays on the Fugue State Films DVD productions “The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll” and “Widor: Master of the Organ Symphony”. Reger and Duruflé Simon Johnson has a remarkable and multifaceted international career as a virtuoso organist. He has performed across Europe. a teacher. then Director of Music at Oundle School. As Organist. graduating in 2000 after six years with DipRAM. September 18th SIMON JOHNSON Music by Bach. . August 21st JAMES THOMAS Music by Bach. June 19th February 21st ANDREW FURNISS Music by Franck. Rogg. July 17th MARTIN ELLIS Music by Guilmant. and for Latymer Upper School. Mendelssohn and Messiaen Andrew is the Assistant Director of Music at Methodist Central Hall and Assistant Director of Music at Queens’ School. A former Organ Scholar at Cambridge. 66 stops 4 manuals) January 17th ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC STUDENT SHOWCASE Graham Thorpe. He now enjoys a combination of recital performance. Borenstein. including the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher and the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. Bovet. He began his musical career as a chorister in the Temple Church Choir London at the age of twelve and later studied the organ with George Thalben-Ball. Mendelssohn and Vierne Martin Ellis has given recitals throughout the British Isles for over fifty years. He is also Curator Organist of Christ Church. Paul’s Cathedral he has been involved in all of the national occasions that have taken place there since his appointment in 2008. Rousseau. chamber musician and accompanist. examiner and teacher. Coates and Reger Robin Walker trained at the Royal Academy of Music. James Parsons is a familiar face in music and organ education. Spitalfields. March 20th ROBIN WALKER Music by Lloyd Webber. both as soloist and with instrumentalists and singers. Grainger. David Thomas. and for twenty-five years Director of Oundle for Organists. James has enjoyed the privilege of opening doors for hundreds of young organists through Oundle’s and RCO’s inspirational courses.A year-long programme of music in the beautiful surroundings of the Great Hall. including extracts from Harwood’s organ sonata. Bushey. the UK and the USA. George Inscoe and Edward Hewes play a programme of English romantic music. He is in high demand as a soloist. London. among them the complete organ music of Eugène Gigout and Camille Saint-Saëns. Karg-Elert. He has made over a dozen solo recordings. featuring the magnificent concert organ (Hill 1912. Giles Organ School. RICHARD BRASIER French music by Vierne. As Organist of St. a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and Organ Tutor for the Royal College of Organists/St. Westminster in 2008. May 15th JAMES PARSONS Music by Demessieux. and is one of the organ’s most articulate advocates. he lived in France for two years at the Conservatoire in Caen and studying the organ in Rouen with Louis Thiry.