Recital by David Pipe (Leeds), 1pm, Tuesday 16 July 2019

Join us at 1pm on Tuesday 16 July 2019 for a recital by David Pipe (Leeds); the first visit of this very accomplished organ recitalist who has received acclaim throughout the UK and in the USA for his exciting interpretations. Free entry, retiring collection.

Overture from An Occasional Oratorio, HW 62G.F. Handel (1685 – 1759)

Grave – Allegro – Adagio – March

Folk Tune (Five Short Pieces)Percy Whitlock (1903 – 1946)

Praeludium in G minor BuxWV 149Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 – 1707)

Sonata V in D major op 65, no 5Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)

Andante – Andante con moto – Allegro maestoso

Hymn Prelude on “Herzliebster Jesu”Huw Morgan (b.1975)

Consolation no 4 in D flat major S.172Franz Liszt (1811 – 1866)

Sortie in B flat Louis Lefébure-Wély (1817 – 1869)

DAVID PIPE read Music at Cambridge University as Organ Scholar of Downing College, later studying organ at the Royal Academy of Music. His teachers have included David Titterington, Susan Langdale and Lionel Rogg.

David has given recitals at many major venues across the British Isles, as well as during tours to the USA; festival performances as soloist have included the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, Bergen International Festival and the St Albans International Organ Festival. He has performed Poulenc’s Organ Concerto three times, and recent performances as continuo player have included Handel’s Messiah with Huddersfield Choral Society and English Coronation Music with the Gabrieli Consort. David has appeared as organist and conductor on national television and radio, and has made numerous recordings as organist and continuo player, including a solo recording of original organ works and transcriptions by Liszt and Brahms, which attracted critical acclaim in the international press. His latest recording, a CD of organ music by Huw Morgan will be released later this summer.

David became Director of the Organists’ Training Programme and Cathedral Organist in the Diocese of Leeds in May 2016, having been Assistant Director of Music at York Minster. He leads one of the country’s single largest programmes of organ tuition, and is an examiner and member of the Academic Board of the Royal College of Organists. David is increasingly in demand as a conductor and workshop leader, and has been Principal Conductor of York Musical Society since April 2012, leading them in works including Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Verdi’s Requiem.

In March 2018, David was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, awarded to past students who have distinguished themselves in the music profession and made a significant contribution to their particular field.