KBOur ever-popular Lunchtime Organ Music series is back for 2018!

We are delighted to offer a wonderful variety of music and musicians for you to enjoy, blending some of the finest young talent with renowned concert artists. With our magnificent organ’s vast range of sounds and a wide musical repertoire, there is truly something for everybody.

Concerts begin at 1 pm and last just over half an hour – what better way to spend your lunch break?!

The organ is best appreciated from the front of the Nave area, one of our friendly staff will point you in the right direction. Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole thing, you are more than welcome to join us for whatever time you have spare.

Admission is free, but in order to keep this magnificent instrument (and the grand building in which it sits) running we rely heavily on gifts from sponsors and supporters.

A suggested donation of £3 is welcomed for each performance, and there will be an opportunity for you to make this donation as you leave. To make your donation go that little bit further (25% further in fact!) you can add Gift Aid using one of the yellow envelopes provided.

Why not sponsor a concert! If you or your business would like to support our work through sponsoring one of this series please contact Matt Feeley for more information by emailing matt.feeley@coventrycathedral.org.uk or by phoning 024 7652 1200.

The programmes for each of this year’s recitals are set out below – so why not bring a friend or a colleague from work and join us for a brief moment of inspiration and joy at the start of each week? We look forward to welcoming you all!

Kerry Beaumont
Director of Music

7 May
Paul Leddington Wright (Coventry Cathedral)
Grand choeur in D (Guilmant)
Rhapsody No.1 in D flat (Howells)
Dankpsalm Op.145 No.2 (Reger)
Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op.7 (Duruflé)

14 May
Callum Alger (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564 (Bach, J.S.)
Choral No.1 in E (Franck)

21 May
Joel Trekell (2016 Oundle for Organists Winner)
Exultemus (7 Sketches on Verses from the Psalms) (Whitlock)
Two Sketches in White (Sanderman)
Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor (Reger)
Andante Sostenuto (Symphonie Gothique, Op.70) (Widor)
Toccata from ‘In Mystery and Wonder’ (Locklair)

28 May
Kerry Beaumont (Coventry Cathedral)
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 (Bach, J.S.)
Processional (Bridge)
Minuet (Bridge)
Fantaisie in A (Franck)

4 June
Simon Hogan (Southwell Minster)
Alleluyas (Preston)
Fantasie Choral No.1 (Whitlock)
Prelude and Fugue No.3 in G minor (Dupré)
Carillon sortie (Mulet)

11 June
Joshua Hales (Sheffield)
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 (Bach, J.S.)
Cortège et Litanie (Dupré)
Andante Sostenuto (Symphonie Gothique, Op.70) (Widor)
Carillon de Westminster (Suite 3, Pièces de Fantaisie) (Vierne)

18 June
Janette Fishell (Indiana Univeristy, USA)
Andante (with Variations) in D major (Mendelssohn)
Fugue in E minor, Op.35 (Mendelssohn)
from “Fünf Stücke für eine Spielurh”, WoO 33: 3 – Adagio assai, 4 – Scherzo (Beethoven)
Partita sopra “Nun freut euch” [Choral – Bicinium – Canon – Presto – Recit – Passacaglia – Toccata] (Rogg)

25 June
Kerry Beaumont (Coventry Cathedral)
Fantasia in C minor, BWV 562 (Bach, J.S.)
Jour de Fête aux Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenades en Provence, Book 3) (Reuschel)
Voluntary No 7 in E minor, from Ten Organ Voluntaries Op 7 (Stanley)
Chromatic Fantasia (Czerny)
Scherzetto (Jongen)
Toccata (Suite pour orgue, Op.5) (Duruflé)

2 July
Anthony Gritten (Royal Academy of Music, London)
Moto Perpetuo (2008) (Caldecote)
Jubilate Deo (from Diptyque Liturgique, 1956) (Gruenwald)
Liebesfreud No.1 (from Alt-Weiner Tanzweisen, 1910) arr.Philip James (Kreisler)
Christus Factus Est (2012) (Roth, D.)
Grand Pièce Symphonique (1901) (Kunc)

9 July
Laurence Caldecote (All Saints’ Church, Northampton)
Toccata (Leclerc)
Prelude in E flat (Harris)
Finale Jubilante (from Five Pieces) (Willan)
Master Tallis’s Testament (Six Pieces for Organ, No.3) (Howells)
Bourée in D (Sabin)
Cortège académique (MacMillan, E.)

16 July
Alex Mason (Shrewsbury School)
Gospel Prelude on ‘Amazing Grace’ (Bolcom)
Deuxième Fantaisie (Alain)
Variations sur un thème de Clement Jannequin (Trois Pièces) (Alain)

23 July
Seb Gillot (RCO Coventry Cathedral Recital Award Winner 2017)
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 546 (Bach, J.S.)
Le Banquet Celéste (Messiaen)
Sonata II, Op.65, No.2 in C minor (Grave – Adagio – Allegro maestoso – Fuga) (Mendelssohn)

30 July
Paul Leddington Wright (Coventry Cathedral)
Fantasia and Fugue on Ad nos ad salutarem (Liszt)

6 August
Peter Gould (Portsmouth)
Prélude (Symphony No.1, Op.14) (Vierne)
Prelude and Fugue in D (Buxtehude)
Psalm-Prelude, Set 1 No.1 (Howells)
Final (Symphony No.1, Op.14) (Vierne)

13 August
Hyunju Hwang ( Palos Verdes, California)
Concerto No.2 in A minor after Vivaldi, BWV 593 (I Allegro – II Adagio – III Allegro) (Bach, J.S.)
Londonderry Air (Irish traditional)
Three Jazz Organ Preludes (Michel)
Toccata (Symphony No.5, Op.42) (Widor)

20 August
Gary Desmond (Bath Abbey)
Intrada (Ives, G.)
March on a theme by Handel, Op.15 No.2 (Guilmant)
Chorale Prelude ‘Leibster Jesu, wir sind hier’ (Near)
Variations on the Old 100th (Bedard)
Carillon de Westminster (Suite 3, Pièces de Fantaisie) (Vierne)

27 August
Kerry Beaumont (Coventry Cathedral)
Prelude and Fugue in C, Op.109 No.3 (Saint-Saëns)
Chant du Mai (Jongen)
Flourish for an Occasion (Harris)
Prelude and Fugue No.1 in B major (Dupré)

3 September
Donal McCann (RCO Coventry Cathedral Recital Award Winner 2016)
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564 (Bach, J.S.)
Prelude and Fugue No.3 in G minor (Dupré)

10 September
Simon Headley (Leicester Cathedral)
Hymne au soleil (Suite 2, Pièces de Fantaisie) (Vierne)
Petit Cimetière et Cyprès autour de la vieille église de Bormes-les-Mimosas (Promenades en Provence, Vol.2, No.2) (Reuchsel)
Offertoire sur les grands jeux (Mass for the convents) (Couperin)
Sonata II, Op.65, No.2 in C minor (Grave – Adagio – Allegro maestoso – Fuga) (Mendelssohn)

17 September
Thomas Dahl (Hamburg)
Herzlich tut mich erfreuen, Op.122 No.4 (Brahms)
from Livre du Magnificat (2010): VIII Suscepit Israël – IX Sicut locutus est – X Gloria Patri (Roth, D.)

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