KBOur ever-popular Lunchtime Organ Music series is back for 2019!

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

29 April
Rachel Mahon (Coventry Cathedral)
Chromatic Partita (Watson Henderson)
Concerto No.1 in G major, BWV 592 (Bach (after Ernst))
Adagio (Symphony No.5, Op.42) (Widor)
Final (Symphony No.5, Op.47) (Vierne)

6 May
Paul Leddington Wright (Coventry Cathedral)
Wedding March (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) (Mendelssohn)
Prelude (Holberg Suite, Op. 40) (Grieg)
Sonata No.3 in A major (Con moto maestoso – Andante tranquillo) (Mendelssohn)
Largo, Aria, Allegro & 2 Variations (Festing)
Toccata (Symphony No.5, Op.42) (Widor)

13 May
Rachel Mahon (Coventry Cathedral)
Symphonie No.1, Op.36 (Laurin)

20 May
Kerry Beaumont (Coventry Cathedral)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 (The ‘Dorian’) (Bach, J.S.)
Le Banquet Celéste (Messiaen)
Allegro risoluto (Symphony No.2, Op.20) (Vierne)

27 May
Liam Cartwright (High Wycombe)
Fantasia and Fugue on B-A-C-H (Liszt)
Adagio (Symphony No.3, Op.28) (Vierne)
Rosace (Esquisses Byzantine) (Mulet)
Chapelle des morts (Esquisses Byzantine) (Mulet)
Tu es petra (Esquisses Byzantines) (Mulet)

3 June
Nicholas Prozillo (St Giles, Oxford)
Chaconne (arr. Middelschulte) (Bach, J.S.)
Allegro vivace (Symphony No.5, Op.42) (Widor)

10 June
Roger Judd (Hereford)
Sinfonia to Cantata 29 (arr. Marcel Dupré) (Bach, J.S.)
Gospel Prelude on ‘Sweet Hour of Prayer’ (Bolcom)
Choral No.3 in A minor (Franck)

17 June
Laurence Long (Amsterdam)
Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 541 (Bach, J.S.)
Vater unser im Himmelreich (Böhm)
Sonata No.4 in A minor op. 98 (Tempo moderato – Intermezzo – Fuga cromatica) (Rheinberger)

24 June
Kerry Beaumont (Coventry Cathedral)
Final (Symphony No.3, Op.28) (Vierne)
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564 (Bach, J.S.)
Niagara (Dove)

1 July
Hans Uwe Hielscher (Germany)
Three Pieces for Organ (Intrada, Elegy, Trumpet Tune) (Tambling)
Sanctuary of the Heart (Ketèlbey)
Scottish Rhapsody (Hielscher)

8 July
Alessandro Bianchi (Lugano, Italy)
Trumpet Tune (McCabe)
Prelude, Chorale and Variations on Greensleeves (Willscher)
Cantilène (Little Suite) (Baldwin)
Variations sur un Noel, Op. 20 (Dupré)

15 July
Rick Elliott (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Hornpipe (Water Music), HWV 349, arr. Carl McKinley (Handel)
Sonatina (Moderato, Allegretto, Allegro energico) (Cundick)
Herzlich tut mich verlangen (‘O sacred head, now wounded’) (Lloyd, S.A.)
‘Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above’ (Bohemian Brethren Songbook, 1566) (Elliott)
Sine Nomine (‘For all the saints’) (Weaver)
Toccata (Uzbekistan Suite) (Mushel)

22 July
Jeremy Filsell (New York City)
Angelus (Wachner)
Preces and Jubilate Deo (Diptyque Liturgique, 1956) (Grunenwald)
In Praise of Humanity (Hampton)
King David’s Dance (Paulus)

29 July
George Herbert (Manchester)
Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV 149 (Buxtehude)
Allegretto and Folk Tune from Five Short Pieces (Whitlock)
Pastorale (Franck)
Allegro giocoso (No.7 from ‘Sept Improvisations ’Op.150) (Saint-Saëns)

5 August
John Paul Farahat (Toronto, Canada)
Fantasia (I) on ‘Vestiva I colli’ (Bull)
Tierce en taille (Premier livre d’orgue) (du Mage)
Andante Sostenuto (Symphonie Gothique, Op.70) (Widor)
Prelude and Fugue in A, BWV 536 (Bach, J.S.)
Deuxième toccata improvisée on the Ite missa est of Kyriale XI (Orbis factor) and a theme of Healey Willan (Togni/Farahat)

12 August
Paul Carr (Birmingham)
Grand choeur dialogué (Gigout)
Allegro (Sonata in D) (Scarlatti, D.)
Scherzetto (Sonata in C minor) (Whitlock)
Farandole (L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2) (Bizet/Scott)
Die ganze Welt hast du uns überlassen (Blues Chorale) (Kiefer)
Grand choeur in D (Guilmant)

19 August
Ashley Wagner (Birmingham)
Impromptu No.1 (Coleridge-Taylor)
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring (Cantata No.147) (Bach/P.K.)
Postlude pour l’office de complies (Alain)
Variations serieuses (arr. Smits) (Mendelssohn)

26 August
Rachel Mahon Petite Suite (Bales)
Dolcezza (3 Reflections) (Whitlock)
Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue (Willan)

2 September
Paul Leddington Wright (Coventry Cathedral)
Sonata on Psalm 94 (Reubke)

9 September
Sebastian Thomson (Bloxham School)
Hymn d’action de grâce (‘Te Deum’) (Trois Paraphrases Grégoriennes, Op.5 No.3) (Langlais)
Passacaglia (Angels of Creation commission 2018) (Pott)
Epiphanie (Litaize)

16 September
Luke Bond (Windsor)
Carillon sortie (Mulet)
Allegro (Sonata No.5 in C, BWV 529) (Bach, J.S.)
Lied (24 Pièces en style libre) (Vierne)
Sonata No.1, Op.42 (Guilmant)

23 September
Kerry Beaumont (Coventry Cathedral)
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 546 (Bach, J.S.)
Le jardin suspendu (Trois Pièces) (Alain)
Final (Symphony No.2, Op.20) (Vierne)

Monday lunchtime organ recitals from May to September at 1 pm

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