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Recital on the 1993 Eule Organ

Robert Smith (York Oratory)

Part of the Schwarzenberger Musiksommer Series

Add to my Calendar 15-08-2016 19:30 15-08-2016 21:30 36 Recital on the 1993 Eule 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, Schwarzenberg DD/MM/YYYY

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St Georgen-Kirche
Obere Schloßstraße 36
Schwarzenberg
Saxony
08340
Germany


Programme

Samuel Sebastian WesleyChoral Song & Fugue
Herbert HowellsSix Pieces for Organ: Master Tallis's Testament
Herbert HowellsSix Pieces for Organ: Paean
Naji HakimAgapê: Tantum ergo
Noel RawsthorneHornpipe Humoresque
John WilliamsStar Wars: Imperial March (arr. Robert Smith)
~ Interval ~
Max RegerVariations and Fugue on 'God Save the King'
Bertie BaigentProud rock/bright sky (World Premiere)
Nigel OgdenPenguins' Playtime
Edward ElgarEnigma Variations, Op.36: Nimrod
Guy BovetTrois Préludes Hambourgeois: Hamburger Totentanz

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 playing the 1884 Walcker organ in Annaberg-Buchholz

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