Organ recital: Weston Jennings (Concert Organist, Tyler, Texas USA), 1pm, 9 August 2022

Weston makes a keenly anticipated return to the Moot Hall, after a gap of several years, to give a recital at 1pm on Tuesday 9 August 2022. Free entry, retiring collection.

Programme

Präludium V (Fantasia) – Johann Christian Kettel (1732-1809)

Sonata II in C minor Op. 65 – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Grave
Adagio
Allegro maestoso e vivace
Fuga – Allegro moderato

Ėlévation in A minor – L.J.A. Lefébure-Wély (1817-1869)

Bolero de concert Op. 166 – Lefébure-Wély

Variations on a Norwegian folktune – Bjarne Slөgedal (1927-2014)

Choral
Song
Sound of the Flute

Langeleik: National Instrument of Norway
Song of Joy

From Sacred Sounds for Organ – George Shearing (1919-2011)

Suite Gothique Op.25 – Leon Boëllmann (1862-1897)

Introduction – Choral
Menuet gothique
Prière a Notre-Dame
Toccata

This Recital is supported by Nigel and Mary Chapman

Weston Jennings, one of America’s leading young concert artists, is enchanting audiences worldwide with a “virtuoso technique always in the service of the music.

Having first encountered the pipe organ at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp (Michigan) at the age of sixteen, Jennings later graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate at the Eastman School of Music. In May 2017, he graduated from the Yale School of Music and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music with his Master of Music Degree. Prior to his studies at Yale, he completed two years in England as the Organ Scholar of Canterbury Cathedral and Chelmsford Cathedral. During this time, he was also appointed the first Organ Scholar to the Royal Festival Hall, London.

Following his recital debut at The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC) in 2009, Jennings has performed across the United States and Europe, including at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral (London), Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue (New York), The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (Los Angeles), The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Denver), the Chapel of Queen’s College (Oxford), The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Moscow), Royaumont Abbey (France) and the Berliner Dom (Germany).

Before moving to Texas in 2017, he was Instructor of Undergraduate and Secondary Organ at Yale College. Jennings has also served on the faculty of the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, the Department of Music at The King’s School, Canterbury, and taught and performed at several Pipe Organ Encounters across America. His performances and interviews have been broadcast live on BBC 3 and American Public Media’s Pipedreams.

Mr Jennings currently lives in Tyler where he serves as Director of Music and Organist of First Presbyterian Church as well as Artistic Director of the Tyler Civic Chorale. He is also the Music Director of New Texas Sinfonia, Texas’ newest chamber orchestra.

For more information, please visit www.westonjennings.com