Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St Laurence's Church
King Street


Alfred HollinsConcert Overture no. 2 in C minor
Giuseppe VerdiAida: Triumphal March
Sergey ProkofievThe Love for Three Oranges, Op.33: March
Pyotr TchaikovskyEugene Onegin: Polonaise
Camille Saint-SaënsCarnival of the Animals: The Swan
Louis ViernePièces de Fantaisie: Naïades
Henri MuletEsquisses Byzantines: Tu es Petra
Johann Sebastian BachAch, bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649
Franz SchmidtToccata in C major


Paul Carr – organ

Programme Note

One of a series of 8 Saturday lunchtime recitals on St Laurence's famous Snetzler organ.

Paul Carr is Director of Music at St Paul's, Birmingham and Musician in Residence at Holy Trinity, Wordsley, posts which he combines with a busy schedule as a solo recitalist. He has performed on many of the finest instruments in the UK and also in Germany, including in the Orgelpunkt series in Magdeburg Cathedral both this year and last. He has given a recital at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and returns to play a second recital there in next year. There have been several visits to the USA, where Paul has performed recitals both in and around Chicago and at Washington National Cathedral.

Paul's début solo CD recording French Flavours was released in 2012 on the Regent Records label. Recorded at St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham, it has received critical acclaim including a five-star rating in Choir & Organ magazine and Editor's Choice in Organists Review.

Paul was President of the Birmingham Organists Association for six years until 2014 and in June 2015 was awarded Honorary Membership of Birmingham Conservatoire.

Large screen video projection of the performer.

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