On Tuesday 11 February, William Baldry (St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich) plays a varied programme of 19th and 20th century organ music. Free entry, retiring collection.
Intrada (Op 11a) – Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957)
Prelude on ‘Rhosymedre’ – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
Bridal March from ‘The Birds of Aristophanes’ – C. Hubert H. Parry (1848 – 1958) arr. W.G.Alcock (1861 – 1947)
Andantino in F minor (H.106ii) – Frank Bridge (1879 – 1941)
Allegro giocoso (Sept Improvisations op.150) – Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921)
Two Slow Airs – Herbert Howells (1892 – 1963) arr. Robin Wells
Intrada – Grayston Ives (b.1948)
WILLIAM BALDRY has been Organist and Assistant Director of Music at St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich since 2013. In this role he accompanies the church choir for services and concerts, rehearses and trains the choristers, and directs some services. William is also the Assistant Director of Ipswich Chamber Choir, Accompanist to Stowmarket Chorale, organ teacher at Ipswich School and a busy freelance accompanist.
As an organist, William has performed live on BBC Radio Suffolk, BBC Radio 3 and has appeared on BBC 1’s Songs of Praise. He has toured extensively in the USA and Europe with numerous choirs, performing in the Cathedrals and Churches of Paris, Munich, Salzburg, Prague, New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco. William has performed on recordings on the Hyperion, Convivium and Acclaim labels as well as on St Mary-le-Tower’s latest disc, ‘A New Song’. William studied music and held an organ scholarship at Royal Holloway, University of London working closely with the renowned Choir of Royal Holloway. He has previously held posts at Rochester Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey, King’s School, Rochester and Dean Close School, Cheltenham.
Regularly in demand as a continuo player, William has performed on harpsichord and organ for many major choral works including Handel Messiah, Four Coronation Anthems, Bach Mass in B minor, Christmas Oratorio, Haydn The Creation, Mozart Requiem and Vivaldi Gloria.
William also enjoys a busy life as an orchestral timpanist and percussionist performing regularly with Ipswich Symphony Orchestra, Wolsey Orchestra, Suffolk Sinfonia and Trianon Music Group.