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Organ Duo Recital

Joseph Bradley (Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin), Robert Smith (York Oratory)

Add to my Calendar 05-08-2016 20:00 05-08-2016 22:00 36 Organ Duo Recital Joseph Bradley, organ Originally from Lanarkshire, Scotland, Joseph Bradley began his organ studies with David Adams at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. He studied Musicology specialising in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century English Sacred Music at Trinity College, The University of Dublin where he was also the University Organ Scholar. In his second year of study at Trinity College he founded the Dublin Early Music Society and was the Chairman of the Dublin University Music Society. Joseph is in demand both as an ensemble player and a soloist. He has performed throughout Ireland and recent European recitals include Frankfurt, London, Dublin, Vienna, Venice, and Berlin. He is currently the Organ Scholar to Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin and studies with the organist and composer David Bremner.    Robert Smith, organ Robert Smith is currently the Assistant Organist of St. Wilfrid's Church (York Oratory in Formation). In 2014/2015 he served as the Assistant Organist at St. Paul's Bloor Street, the largest Anglican church in Toronto, where he regularly accompanied the church choir. Previously the organ scholar of Somerville College, Oxford, he accompanied and occasionally directed the choir of that college for their regular services and concerts.  He began musical life aged 5 on the piano, then took up the organ aged 13 and received lessons from Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire for five years. Upon reaching Oxford Robert was taught by Stephen Farr and William Whitehead, as well as achieving his ARCO diploma, for which he also won the Sowerbutts Prize and Durrant Prize.  He has had the pleasure of participating in numerous choir concerts and tours, notably at Blackburn Cathedral, Lancaster Priory, Birmingham Cathedral, Ampleforth Abbey, Coventry Cathedral and three times at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Robert regularly performs recitals as well as participating in masterclasses led by David Goode, Guy Bovet and Thomas Trotter. He collaborated with conductor Nicholas Cleobury for a concert recorded by the BBC.  Summer 2014 saw Robert take part in a choir tour of America and this has been followed by two recital tours of Germany, across Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria. His first commercial solo CD The Franz Liszt Memorial Organ in Weimar was released by the German record label JUBAL in April 2015.  Website Maria-Magdalenen-Kirche, Templin DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Maria-Magdalenen-Kirche
Martin-Luther-Stra├če
Templin
Brandenburg
17268
Germany


Programme

Antonio Soler6 Concertos for Two Organs
William ByrdMy Lady Nevels Grownde
Thomas TomkinsFancy for Two to Play
George Frideric HandelOrgan Concerto in F major, HWV 292
Nicolaus BruhnsPraeludium in E minor 'Little'
Kenneth LeightonMartyrs: Dialogues on a Scottish Psalm-tune, Op 73
Donnacha DennehyWork for Organ
Bertie BaigentProud rock/bright sky (World Premiere)
Max RegerVariations and Fugue on 'God Save the King'

Performers

Robert Smith – organ
Joseph Bradley – organ

Programme Note

Joseph Bradley, organ

Originally from Lanarkshire, Scotland, Joseph Bradley began his organ studies with David Adams at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. He studied Musicology specialising in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century English Sacred Music at Trinity College, The University of Dublin where he was also the University Organ Scholar. In his second year of study at Trinity College he founded the Dublin Early Music Society and was the Chairman of the Dublin University Music Society.

Joseph is in demand both as an ensemble player and a soloist. He has performed throughout Ireland and recent European recitals include Frankfurt, London, Dublin, Vienna, Venice, and Berlin. He is currently the Organ Scholar to Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin and studies with the organist and composer David Bremner. 

 

Robert Smith, organ

Robert Smith is currently the Assistant Organist of St. Wilfrid's Church (York Oratory in Formation). In 2014/2015 he served as the Assistant Organist at St. Paul's Bloor Street, the largest Anglican church in Toronto, where he regularly accompanied the church choir. Previously the organ scholar of Somerville College, Oxford, he accompanied and occasionally directed the choir of that college for their regular services and concerts. 

He began musical life aged 5 on the piano, then took up the organ aged 13 and received lessons from Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire for five years. Upon reaching Oxford Robert was taught by Stephen Farr and William Whitehead, as well as achieving his ARCO diploma, for which he also won the Sowerbutts Prize and Durrant Prize. 

He has had the pleasure of participating in numerous choir concerts and tours, notably at Blackburn Cathedral, Lancaster Priory, Birmingham Cathedral, Ampleforth Abbey, Coventry Cathedral and three times at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Robert regularly performs recitals as well as participating in masterclasses led by David Goode, Guy Bovet and Thomas Trotter. He collaborated with conductor Nicholas Cleobury for a concert recorded by the BBC. 

Summer 2014 saw Robert take part in a choir tour of America and this has been followed by two recital tours of Germany, across Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria. His first commercial solo CD The Franz Liszt Memorial Organ in Weimar was released by the German record label JUBAL in April 2015. 

Website

Robert Smith at the Maria-Magdalenen-Kirche, Templin

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