Autumn 2016 recitals in the Moot Hall

The next series of Lunchtime Recitals on the magnificent Moot Hall Organ will be as follows – admission is free with retiring collection in aid of The Friends of the Moot Hall Organ:

1pm, Tuesday 4th October 2016: ‘Two’s Company’

Allan Granville and Christopher Roberts play music for piano duo on the recently acquired new Boston piano given by Councillor Nick Cope. This will be framed by Borough Organist Ian Ray playing music by J.S. Bach, Herbert Howells and Alexandre Guilmant, the production of which in each case has involved more than one composer.

1pm, Tuesday 1st November 2016: ‘Ten Pieces for Organ’

It is a fact that classical music (in the widest sense of the term) is a minority interest in the UK; it is also acknowledged that the appreciation of organ music forms but a tiny part of that interest. With the BBC’s initiatives ‘Ten Pieces primary’ and ‘Ten Pieces secondary’ as her inspiration, concert organist and private music teacher Dr Gillian Ward Russell has devised a recital programme with the aim of attracting young people to come and experience the thrill of the organ and its music. The programme comprises ten fairly short pieces taken from the core repertoire – from Bach to Bovet – each of which will be introduced in an appealing way by Gillian.

1pm, Tuesday 6th December 2016: ‘Christmas is Coming’

Distinguished soprano Lesley Gowers joins Borough Organist Ian Ray to present an all-English programme of songs and organ music for the Festive Season. Herbert Howells’ radiant ‘Come Sing and Dance’ rubs shoulders with Clifton Hughes’ jazzy Dance Variations on ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ in a programme that will provide a memorable start to this year’s celebration of Christmas.

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