1911 Hill Organ Thomas Trotter Opening Recital

Shrewsbury Abbey 25 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

Buy Tickets Here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/organ-spectacular-weekend-feat-thomas-trotter-midland-festival-orchestra-tickets-169142296161     Tickets are available for each night  for £15 or a Special Price for both Nights at £25 - discounts available for Students with a valid NUS Card   THOMAS TROTTER  -  FORMAL OPENING RECITAL FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER AT 6.30 PM Tickets £15 (plus booking Fee)    Thomas Trotter was appointed Birmingham City Organist in 1983 and has been Artistic Advisor and Resident Organist at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall since 2001. In 2002 he won the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumental award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to classical music. He holds honorary Doctorates at Birmingham City University and Birmingham University and in 2012 he was named Performer of the Year by the New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He is a Medalist of the Royal College of Organists, and in November 2020 he was awarded The Queen’s Medal for Music for his achievements in organ-playing.   Alongside his weekly recitals in Birmingham, Thomas Trotter has toured on four continents, and has played at many International Festivals such as Bath, Salzburg, Edinburgh and the Proms. He regularly inaugurates new instruments both at home and abroad, and he has recorded for Hyperion, Chandos, Regent, EMI…

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Concert by Midlands Festival Orchestra, featuring the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

Shrewsbury Abbey 25 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

Buy Tickets Herehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/organ-spectacular-weekend-feat-thomas-trotter-midland-festival-orchestra-tickets-169142296161 MIDLANDS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER AT 6.30 PM   Conducted by Ian Ward                          Leader Stavros Kokkinos   Concert Programme   “Dieu parmi nous”  -  from “La Nativité du Seigneur”  -  organ solo played by Nigel Pursey   O Messiaen (1908 - 1992) Overture from the “Fireworks Suite” arranged for full orchestra by Mike Magatagan   GF Handel (1685 - 1759) Organ Concerto no 13 in F Major (‘Cuckoo and Nightingale’)  -  soloist Nicholas Riddle     GF Handel (1685 – 1759)   Interval (20 minutes)   Symphony no 3 in C Minor (the ‘Organ Symphony’) in two movements   C Saint Saëns (1835 - 1921)   Ian Ward - since leaving his beloved Shropshire for northern France some 15 years ago Ian ran a music festival for 5 years, conducted amateur choirs in Hesdin, Abbeville and Boulogne,  formed a semi-pro chamber choir ‘Ensemble H.3’ and more recently a pro chamber orchestra ‘Concertante 62’. Future plans include mounting a music festival in the Pas-de-Calais region inviting musicians from Holland, France, Belgium and the UK   Nigel Pursey - has been playing the organ ever since his legs were long enough to reach the pedals.  He has been…

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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