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Organ recitals and events in 2017

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Paul Hale at St Mary Magdalene, Newark, May 2016

January 2017

Saturday, 21st January: 11.30 am
St Wulfram’s, Grantham
Coffee-time Organ Recital

Programme X

  • Præludium in E minorNicolaus Bruhns (c.1665-1697)
  • Chorale Partita: ‘How brightly shines the morning-star’Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707)
  • Theme and VariationsHendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)
  • Choral No 1 in ECésar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Variations on ‘Amazing Grace’Denis Bédard (born 1950)
Wednesday, 25th January: 1.10 pm
The Queen’s College, Oxford
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • Præludium in E minorNicolaus Bruhns (c.1665-1697)
  • Thema met VariatiesHendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)
  • Chorale Partita: ‘Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern’Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707)
  • Southwell SuiteChristopher Rathbone (born 1948)
       (Variations on the hymn-tunes called 'Southwell')
       Fantasia | Larghetto | Allegretto Scherzando | Adagio | Toccata 
Saturday, 28th January: 6.00 pm
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London
3.15 pm - Lecture on J.J.Binns organ builder
6.00 pm - Organ Recital

Programme X

  • FanfarePercy Whitlock (1903-1946)
  • Variations: An old Netherlandish SongSamuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
  • Quatrième ChoralHendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)
  • Clair de Lune (from Pièces de Fantaisie)Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • Southwell SuiteChristopher Rathbone (born 1948)
       (Variations on the hymn-tunes called 'Southwell')
       Fantasia | Larghetto | Allegretto Scherzando | Adagio | Toccata 
  • Homage to Handel (54 variations on a theme by Handel)Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

February 2017

Wednesday, 8th February: 7.30 pm
Farnsfield Village Centre
Talk: Ramblings of a Rector Chori: a cathedral organist looks back over his 40-year career in cathedral music
Saturday, 11th February: 7.30 pm
Canterbury Cathedral
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • FanfarePercy Whitlock (1903-1946)
  • Variations: An old Netherlandish SongSamuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
  • Chorale Prelude: ‘Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele’ (BWV 654)J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Quatrième ChoralHendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)
  • Clair de Lune (from Pièces de Fantaisie)Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • Southwell SuiteChristopher Rathbone (born 1948)
       (Variations on the hymn-tunes called 'Southwell')
       Fantasia | Larghetto | Allegretto Scherzando | Adagio | Toccata 
  • Homage to Handel (54 variations on a theme by Handel)Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

March 2017

Saturday, 11th March: 7.30 pm
Southwell Minster
Sinfonia Chorale and orchestra
Bach Mass in B Minor
Paul Hale  organ continuo

April 2017

Wednesday, 12th April: 11.00 am
Vale of Belvoir Probus Club
Talk: The work of a cathedral organist
Cancelled due to illness

June 2017

Thursday, 8th June: 1.00 pm
St Peter’s Church, Carmarthen
Organ Recital - part of the Carmarthen Arts Festival

Programme X

  • Flourish for an OccasionSir William Harris (1883-1973)
  • Prelude & Fugue in C (‘Weimar’) (BWV 545)J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Chorale Prelude: ‘Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele’ (BWV 654)J. S. Bach
  • Trumpet Tune in D   -  Slow | VivaceWilliam Boyce (1710-1779)
  • Four pieces for Musical ClocksFranz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
       Allegro | Menuet (Allegretto) | Tempo di Minuetto | Presto
  • Thema met variatiesHendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)
  • Clair de lune (from Pièces de Fantaisie)Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • Maytime GavotteAlfred Hollins (1865-1942)
  • Choral No.3 in A minorCésar Franck (1822-1890)
Saturday, 10th June: 7.00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Kidwelly
Organ Recital in Memoriam David Gedge

Programme X

  • Nun danket alle GottSigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
  • Voluntary in C minor   -  Adagio | AllegroMaurice Greene (1696-1755)
  • Sonata No.2 in C minor/majorFelix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
       Introduction - Grave | Adagio | Allegro Mæstoso e vivace | Fuga – Allegro moderato
  • Four pieces for Musical ClocksFranz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
       Allegro | Menuet (Allegretto) | Tempo di Minuetto | Presto
  • Choral No.3 in A minorCésar Franck (1822-1890)
  • CantabileCésar Franck
  • Toccata in B minorEugène Gigout (1844-1925)
Saturday, 24th June: 7.00 pm
Hinckley United Reformed Church
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • Nun danket alle GottSigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
  • Variations on an old Netherlandish SongSamuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
  • Chorale Prelude: ‘Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele’ (BWV 654)J. S. Bach
  • Fantasia in G (BWV 572)J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
       Trés vivement | Grave | ‘Toccata’
  • Four pieces for Musical ClocksFranz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
       Allegro | Menuet (Allegretto) | Tempo di Minuetto | Presto
  • War March of the PriestsFelix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  •     I N T E R V A L 
  • A Southwell SuiteChristopher Rathbone (born 1948)
       (Variations on the hymn-tunes called 'Southwell')
       Fantasia | Larghetto | Allegretto Scherzando | Adagio | Toccata 
  • Clair de lune (from Pièces de Fantaisie)Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • Troisième ChoralCésar Franck (1822-1890)

July 2017

Sunday, 9th July: 7.30 pm
Southwell Minster - Great Hall
'Music in the Great Hall' concert series
Stephen Cooper baritone with Paul Hale piano
Thursday, 13th July: 7.00 pm
Aylsham Parish Church, Norfolk
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • Fantasia in G (BWV 572)J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
       Trés vivement | Grave | Toccata
  • Sonata No.2 in C minor/majorFelix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
       Introduction - Grave | Adagio | Allegro maestoso e vivace | Allegro moderato
  • CantabileCésar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Choral No.3 in A minorCésar Franck
  • Berceuse (from 24 Pièces en style libre)Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • Toccata in B minor (from Dix Pièces pour Orgue)Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)
Sunday, 16th July: 3.00 pm
St Mary the Virgin, Kidlington
Gala Concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of the orga

Programme X

  • David Hewett (St Mary's, Kidlington) 
  • Fantasia in G (BWV 572)J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  •  
    Paul Hale (Organist Emeritus, Southwell Minster)
  • Chorale prelude "Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele"J.S. Bach
  • Theme and variationsHendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)
  •  
    Richard Vendome (Oxford)
  • Concerto in G, first movement (BWV 592)J S  Bach, after Johann Ernst
  • Veni creator spiritus (En taille | Récit | Dialogue)Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)
  • Andante in G minor ("Quatuor")A-P-F Boëly (1785-1858)
  •  
    George Inscoe (Organ Scholar, Temple Church, London)
  • Toccata in E (BWV 566)J.S. Bach
  • Éclats (composed for 40th anniversary of Kidlington Organ)Richard Vendome (b.1949)

August 2017

Tuesday, 1st August: 12.30 pm
Selby Abbey
Lunchtime recital on the restored organ

Programme X

  • Flourish for an OccasionSir William Harris (1883-1973)
  • Variations: An old Netherlandish SongSamuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
  • Choral No.1 in ECésar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Introduction, Passacaglia & Fugue in E flat minorHealey Willan (1880-1968)
  • Sketch in D flat, for pedal-pianoRobert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Homage to Handel (54 variations on a theme of Handel)Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
Thursday, 3rd August: 12.30 pm
St Botolph, Boston
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • Flourish for an OccasionSir William Harris (1883-1973)
  • CantabileCésar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Prelude & Fugue in C (‘Weimar’, BWV 545)J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Maytime GavotteAlfred Hollins (1865-1942)
  • Introduction, Passacaglia & Fugue in E flat minorHealey Willan (1880-1968)

September 2017

Saturday, 9th September: 5.00 pm
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • Offertoire sur les Grands Jeux (from ‘Messe pour les couvents’)François Couperin (1668-1733)
  • Variations on an old Netherlandish SongSamuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
  • Chorale Prelude on ‘Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele’ (BWV 654)J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Choral No.2 in B minorCésar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Introduction, Passacaglia & Fugue in E flat minorHealey Willan (1880-1968)
  • ElegyHarrison Oxley (1933-2008)
  • Homage to Handel (54 variations on a theme of Handel)Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

October 2017

Saturday, 28th October: 7.30 pm
Stamford Methodist Church
Organ and Harp Concert
with Eleanor Turner (Head of Harp at Birmingham Conservatoire)

November 2017

Saturday, 4th November: 11.00 am
St Peter’s Church, Nottingham
Song Recital in the Coffee Concert series
Stephen Cooper baritone, Paul Hale piano

December 2017

Wednesday, 6th December: 7.30 pm
Birmingham Organists’ Association Annual Dinner
Guest Speaker