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Recital on the 1730 Silbermann Organ

Robert Smith (York)

Add to my Calendar 12-11-2017 17:00 12-11-2017 19:00 36 Recital on the 1730 Silbermann 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 St Georgen-Kirche, Glauchau DD/MM/YYYY

Details

St Georgen-Kirche
Kirchplatz
Glauchau
Saxony
08371
Germany


Programme

Johann Sebastian BachPrelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548
John DowlandLachrimae Pavane
William ByrdFantasia in C
William ByrdThe Queenes Alman
Orlando GibbonsFantazia of foure parts
Maurice Greene12 Organ Voluntaries
Bertie BaigentProud rock/bright sky (World Premiere)
Samuel WesleyVariations on Rule Britannia, KO 620
Felix Mendelssohn3 Preludes and Fugues, Op.37
Guy BovetTrois Préludes Hambourgeois: Salamanca

Performers

Robert Smith – Organ

Programme Note

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 1735 Silbermann organ of St. Petri, Freiberg

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