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

Shrewsbury Abbey 25 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

  Buy Tickets Here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/organ-spectacular-weekend-feat-james-mcvinnie-nosferatu-tickets-169142296161?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb     Tickets are available for each night  for £15 or a Special Price for both Nights at £25 - discounts available for Students   James McVinnie  -  FORMAL OPENING RECITAL 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…


Nosferatu – Chanting and Ghoulling

Shrewsbury Abbey 25 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/organ-spectacular-weekend-feat-james-mcvinnie-nosferatu-tickets-169142296161?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escbhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/organ-spectacular-weekend-feat-james-mcvinnie-nosferatu-tickets-169142296161?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb     Nosferatu Screening with Live Organ Accompaniment Saturday 16 October 6.30 pm Nosferatu - Live Musical Screening of The original Horror Film - Chanting and Ghouling - Eclectic becomes Electric   6.30 Plainchants and Organ Music 7.15 Interval - with Gindifferent Pop Up Gin Bar 7.45 Screening of Nosferatu with Live Organ Accompaniment   An evening of contrasts showing off the colours and power of the renovated and completed Hill organ   In the calm of the 1000 year-old Abbey, we revive memories and the spirits of monks past. Bass Mike Sheehan and organist Nigel Pursey present a sequence of ancient plainchants alongside organ music written around those chants, dating from Tudor times to the present day. All the colours of the organ will be demonstrated in a reflective and atmospheric presentation   After a drinks interval the evening’s serene calm will be shattered as the lights dim and we present the iconic silent horror film Nosferatu, with live organ music performed on the Hill organ by Nigel Pursey. From Baby Shark to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, using standard (but scary) organ repertoire, well-known colourful snippets and some improvisation, he will create organ electricity to…


Festival services including the re-dedication of the Hill organ

Shrewsbury Abbey 25 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

FESTAL CHORAL EUCHARIST and SERVICE OF REDEDICATION SUNDAY 17 OCTBER 2021 at 11.00 am   Shrewsbury Abbey Choir directed by Peter Smith, Director of Music Organist Nigel Pursey (Shrewsbury Abbey)     Rededication: Donation of pipework - Zoë McMillan and Nicholas Riddle (St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, London) Organ rededication - Ven Paul Thomas, Archdeacon of Salop   Organ music before the service  -  to include: Andante Grazioso  -  by Percy Pilcher, (1866 – 1937), Abbey organist 1892 – 1919

SOLEMN CHORAL EVENSONG SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER 2021 at 3.00 pm (on the eve of the feast of St Luke)

Shrewsbury Abbey 25 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

SOLEMN CHORAL EVENSONG SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER 2021 at 3.00 pm (on the eve of the feast of St Luke) Shrewsbury Abbey Choir directed by Peter Smith, Director of Music Organists Nicholas Riddle (St Bartholomew the Great) and Nigel Pursey (Shrewsbury Abbey)     Music before the service played by Nicholas Riddle will include: Folk Tune (from Five Short Pieces) by Percy Whitlock Adagio in E major (from Three Pieces for Organ) by Frank Bridge