Organ recital: Stephen King (Brentwood Cathedral), 1pm, 10 August 2021

Stephen King (Brentwood Cathedral) returns to the Moot Hall to give his recital rescheduled from 2020; the programme is below.

No advance booking necessary; entry is free with retiring collection.


Overture to Saul – George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) arr. W.T. Best

Fantasia in E flat – Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Chorale – Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)

Interlude in C – Walford Davies (1869-1941)

Theme with Variations and Fugue – Alfred Hollins (1865-1942)

This Recital is supported by Nigel and Mary Chapman.

Stephen King is in his 30th year as organist of Brentwood Cathedral. He studied at Trinity College of Music, and subsequently with John Birch.

Distinguished composers with whom he has worked include John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, and Colin Mawby. He has performed the organ concertos of both John Gardner and Andrew Carter (giving the second UK performance of the latter work), and to mark his first 25 years at Brentwood Cathedral, he commissioned “Carillon” from Philip Moore. He has also worked closely with Diana Burrell, whose Missa Brevis was composed in 2016/17 for Brentwood Cathedral Choir.

He has appeared as organist with the Southend Boys Choir and Southend Girls Choir on numerous overseas tours, at various American, Canadian and European venues including St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, and, in 2018, in Australia and Hong Kong.

Since 2013, he has been a trustee of the Royal College of Organists. Recent and forthcoming recital appearances include Kings Lynn, Guildford and London.