Join us at 1pm on Tuesday 13 August 2019 for a recital by Gillian Ward-Russell, who takes us on a meteorological journey. Free entry, retiring collection.
Variations on Wehe, Windgen, wehe – Samuel Scheidt (1587 – 1654)
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern – Niels Gade (1817 – 1890)
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern – Walter Pach (1904 – 1977)
Two Chorale Preludes – Sir Hubert Parry (1848 – 1918)
The Old 104th
Grand Fantasia in E minor (The Storm) – Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (1823 – 1881)
Sortie (Le Vent de l’Esprit) from Messe de la Pentecôte – Olivier Messiaen (1908 – 1992)
Piano Prelude in Dflat Op 28 no 15 – Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)
Sea Mist from Maldon Suite – Ronald Watson (b.1936)
Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson (1908 – 1975) arr. Thomas Trotter
Thunder and Lightning Polka – Johann Strauss (1825 – 1899) arr. GWR; duet with Michael Somers
This concert is supported by Cllr Nigel and Mrs Mary Chapman
GILLIAN WARD RUSSELL is a respected organ recitalist, choral conductor and accompanist (organ and piano). Performances have taken her all over the UK, USA and Europe. Wherever she has played audiences comment on two aspects in particular; her communicative skills, both through the music itself and the verbal introductions, and her colourful and imaginative registrations. Many of her recitals are themed and are given snappy or intriguing titles, and each one is tailormade to the organ and its location. In July 2015 Gillian gave one of the first recitals on our newly-refurbished organ here in the Moot Hall and returned in November 2016, when she created a programme specially designed to introduce the organ to new listeners -particularly children! This time she has carefully crafted a programme themed around meteorology.