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James McVinnie – Opening Recital of the Renovated and Completed 1911 Hill Organ

15 October 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



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Tickets are available for each night  for £15 or a Special Price for both Nights at £25 – discounts available for Students



FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER AT 6.30 PM Tickets £15 (plus booking Fee) 

James McVinnie’s work as a performer encompasses music from the 16th century to the present day. His boundless approach to music making has led him to collaborations with many leading figures in the music industry. These include Philip Glass, Tom Jenkins/Squarepusher,  Angélique Kidjo, Nico Muhly, Martin Creed, David Lang, Richard Reed Parry, Bryce Dessner & Darkstar, many of whom have written large scale works for him. He has released music on Bedroom Community, Orange Mountain Music and Warp Records


In 2021/22 McVinnie will give the first performance in France of “Infinity Gradient” a 60 minute work for organ and 100 speakers in a 1-Bit audio by Tristan Perich and a new Concerto by Gabriela Smith with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa Pekka Salnen. As well as solo appearances at Lyon Auditorium, Bel-Air Claviers Festival in Chambery, France, Hidden Notes Festival, BBC Proms 2021, Festival Hall with Tim Jenkins/Squarepusher Leicester’s De Montford Hall & Big Ears Festival Knoxville Tennessee . The James McVinny Ensemble -A collection of virtuoso keyboardists that specialise in new music, will give performances at Bold Tendencies, London featuring composer portraits of Gabriela Smith, Philip Glass and John Adams and at the London Barbican Centre in November 2021 featuring Philip Glass’s Glassworks and Chris P Thompsons True Stories & Rational Numbers for keyboard in just intonation.


James McVinnie was assistant organist of Westminster Abbey between 2008 and 2011. Prior to this appointment he held similar positions at St Paul’s Cathedral Saint Albans Cathedral and Clare College where he studied music. His teachers were Sarah Baldock, Thomas Trotter and Hans Fagius. He made his debut at London’s Royal Festival Hall in March 2014, giving one of the six opening recitals of the refurbished 1954 Harrison and Harrison organ. He made his solo debut in the Salzburg festival at age 26 performing with Frieburg Baroque Orchestra under Ivor Bolton.


There will be a licenced bar at the Concert

A Special Post Concert Set Menu is available at the Peach Tree – booking essential – please mention Abbey Concert Set Menu when booking  http://www.thepeachtree.co.uk/contact/


15 October 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Shrewsbury Abbey