The impressive newly rebuilt Sir Malcolm Sargent Memorial Organ in St Mary's Church.
Our recitals are back!
Our newly refurbished and extended Malcolm Sargent Memorial Organ has now been handed back to us and the answer to the question that has been asked time and time again in church and in the town over the last year is: YES, THE LUNCHTIME RECITALS ARE BACK! writes Colin Beavis.
We start on Tuesday, 9th October, when Keith Morgan, who many will remember from his time as Director of Music here at St Mary’s, will play. After that Edgars Cuzinskis, Director of Music at the United Reformed Church in Melton will play on Tuesday, 23rd October, followed by Ron Berry, organist at St Luke's Church, Thurnby, on 13th November, and finally before Christmas our own Director of Music James Gutteridge on 11th December.
We ran a very successful series of Lunchtime Organ Recitals from 1999 until December 2016 when the church closed for the Re-ordering Project. With the refurbished and extended organ back in the church, the very popular recitals will again take place on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month throughout the year commencing on Tuesday, 9th October, 2018. The recitals commence at 1pm and will run for approximately 45 minutes. Admission is free and refreshments are available. A retiring collection will be taken for the Organ Fund. For further details on the lunchtime recitals contact the Parish Office or email email@example.com The programme of recitalists is set out below.
9th October: Keith Morgan, a former Director of Music at St Mary’s Church, Melton;
23rd October: Edgars Cuzinskis, Director of Music, United Reformed Church, Melton;
13th November: Ron Berry, Organist, St Luke's Church, Thurnby;
11th December: James Gutteridge, Director of Music, St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray with Christmas Choir - 'A Festive Recital'.
8th January: Ivan Linford, Oakham;
22nd January: Ian Imlay, Organist, St Nicholas', Leicester;
12th February: David Hill, a former Master of Music,Winchester Cathedral and Westminster Cathedral and former Director of Music, St Johns College, Cambridge;
26th February: Iain Harvey, Charles James Organs;
12th March: Brian Varley, Organist, St Amdrews Bishop Auckland;
26th March: Michael Overbury, a former Director of Music, Worksop Priory;
9th April: Edward McCall, Director of Music, Radcliffe College;
23rd April: Simon Headley, former Assistant Director of Music, Leicester Cathedral;
14th May: Anne de Graeve, a former Director of Music, St Mary's, Melton Mowbray;
28th May: Ian Orr, Organist Emeritus, St Thomas' Leicester and Nicky Booth, pianist from Staffordshire;
11th June: Stephen Power, Director of Music, Brecon Cathedral;
25th June: Nigel Stark, Director of Music, St Martin's and St Mary's, Stamford;
9th July: James Gutteridge, Director of Music, St Mary's Melton Mowbray;
23rd July: David Price, Thailand (This recital forms part of David's 2019 UK tour);
13th August: Kevin Slingsby, Director of Music, Oakham Parish Church;
27th August: Laurence John, Organ Scholar, The Queens College, Oxford;
10th September: John Keys, Director of Music, St Mary's Church Nottingham;
24th September: Keith Morgan, a former Director of Music, St Mary's, Melton Mowbray;
8th October: Keith Hearnshaw Concert Organist;
22nd October: Tim Lees, Director of Music, St Mary's Humberstone, Leicester;
12th November: Chris Ouvry-Johns, Director of Music, Leicester Cathedral.
10th December: James Gutteridge, Director of Music, St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, with choir. A Festive Recital.
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