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The 1st recital on the newly restored 3 manual Walker Organ

Organ Recital - David Flood - Organist and Master of the Choristers Canterbury Cathedral

Part of the Friends of the Music of Holy Trinity, Folkestone recital Series

Add to my Calendar 06-07-2016 19:30 06-07-2016 21:30 36 The 1st recital on the newly restored 3 manual Walker Organ Biography: Having begun musical studies at an early age, David Flood held his first parish church organist post at 16, whilst at school in Guildford, and has been deeply involved with church music ever since.  He became Organ Scholar of St John's College, Oxford and spent a further postgraduate year at Clare College, Cambridge. He has studied with Gillian Weir and Jean Langlais.  In 1978 he was appointed Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral, a post he held for eight years. During this time he was involved in many national and international occasions, such the enthronement of Archbishop Runcie and the visit of Pope John Paul II.  He has made several recordings and has appeared on radio and television as well as performances in Cathedrals, churches and concert halls.  He has given organ recitals in France, Germany, Holland and many cities in the USA.   In 1986 he was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Lincoln Cathedral and in 1988 returned to Canterbury as Organist and Master of the Choristers.  He has been responsible for the music at all the special occasions, in particular the enthronements of Archbishops Carey and Williams and the Lambeth Conferences of 1998 and 2008.  The Cathedral choir under his direction has toured regularly in Europe and North America and is booked for a two-week tour of the USA west coast next April. He was invited by the Riga Dom Boys Choir and the Latvian Ministry of Culture to direct a week of workshops and lectures on the training of boys' voices in March 1997.  In August 1997 he hosted an American Children's Choir Festival with over 400 children, an adventure repeated with much acclaim each year since then. Also in 1999, he visited Australia and New Zealand to direct residential choir courses and give recitals and made his first appearance as conductor at the  Berkshire Choral Festival in Massachusetts, USA.  He is regularly in demand, especially in the USA, to direct conferences, workshops and festivals. David was very flattered to be awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Music by the University of Kent in 2002 and an Honorary Fellowship of Canterbury Christ Church university in 2009, where he has recently been elected a Visiting Professor.  He is also a Visiting Fellow of St John’s College, Durham. The responsibility of daily sung services in naturally the most important part of his work and performing exciting music for the millions of visitors and pilgrims to the Cathedral each year is a great joy. Holy Trinity Church, Folkestone DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Holy Trinity Church
Sandgate Road
Folkestone
Kent
CT20 2HQ
England


Programme

Edward ElgarOrgan Sonata in G major, Op.28: first movement
Johann Sebastian BachPassacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Johann Sebastian BachChorale Prelude on Wachet auf!, BWV 645
Louis VierneArabesque
Olivier MessiaenJoie et clarté des corps glorieux
~ Interval ~
Henri MuletCarillon sortie
Alexandre GuilmantCantilène pastorale
Flor PeetersLied to the flowers
Franz LisztFantasia and fugue on BACH, S.260

Performers

David Flood – organ

Programme Note

Biography:

Having begun musical studies at an early age, David Flood held his first parish church organist post at 16, whilst at school in Guildford, and has been deeply involved with church music ever since.  He became Organ Scholar of St John's College, Oxford and spent a further postgraduate year at Clare College, Cambridge. He has studied with Gillian Weir and Jean Langlais.

 
In 1978 he was appointed Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral, a post he held for eight years. During this time he was involved in many national and international occasions, such the enthronement of Archbishop Runcie and the visit of Pope John Paul II.  He has made several recordings and has appeared on radio and television as well as performances in Cathedrals, churches and concert halls.  He has given organ recitals in France, Germany, Holland and many cities in the USA.  
 
In 1986 he was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Lincoln Cathedral and in 1988 returned to Canterbury as Organist and Master of the Choristers.  He has been responsible for the music at all the special occasions, in particular the enthronements of Archbishops Carey and Williams and the Lambeth Conferences of 1998 and 2008.  The Cathedral choir under his direction has toured regularly in Europe and North America and is booked for a two-week tour of the USA west coast next April.
 
He was invited by the Riga Dom Boys Choir and the Latvian Ministry of Culture to direct a week of workshops and lectures on the training of boys' voices in March 1997.  In August 1997 he hosted an American Children's Choir Festival with over 400 children, an adventure repeated with much acclaim each year since then. Also in 1999, he visited Australia and New Zealand to direct residential choir courses and give recitals and made his first appearance as conductor at the  Berkshire Choral Festival in Massachusetts, USA.  He is regularly in demand, especially in the USA, to direct conferences, workshops and festivals.
 
David was very flattered to be awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Music by the University of Kent in 2002 and an Honorary Fellowship of Canterbury Christ Church university in 2009, where he has recently been elected a Visiting Professor.  He is also a Visiting Fellow of St John’s College, Durham.
 
The responsibility of daily sung services in naturally the most important part of his work and performing exciting music for the millions of visitors and pilgrims to the Cathedral each year is a great joy.

David Flood Recital 6th July 2016

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