Wednesday 16th April 2014
12.30 Lunchtime Concert
Anthony Cairns, organ
organist of Christ Church, Leatherhead
2014 Season Sponsor:
Patricia Morgan Optician
Leatherhead Concert & Arts Society
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Fugue in G BuxWV 175
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Fugue in B minor "Corelli" BWV 579
Samuel Wesley (1766-1837)
An Old English Melody & Air in F
Alfred Hollins (1865-1942)
Spring Song (1904)
William Walton (1902-1983)
3 Pieces from Richard III
William Mathias (1934-1992)
Julien Bret (b1974)
Valse des Anges (1999)
Anthony Cairns, MA, BMus, ARCM, has been organist and choirmaster at Christ Church since 1965, and was consultant for organ rebuilds in 1970 and 1995. He briefly studied piano teaching, cello, and choir training at the Royal College of Music and holds degrees in law (Cambridge, 1961) and music (London, 1977).
Anthony taught class music in Surrey secondary schools, becoming Head of Music at Esher College in 1977. He taught academic music and keyboard harmony at the Purcell School 1987-97. He was conductor of Leatherhead Choral Society 1991-2000, and formed the Leatherhead chamber choir AntiphoniA in 2007.
As an organist Anthony is largely self-taught, and particularly admires Peter Hurford and Olivier Latry.
The Christ Church organ was built by Hill Norman & Beard in 1970 with 16 stops, using some pipes from previous organs plus some neo-baroque sounds typical of the 1960's and '70's (Chimney Flute and Fifteenth on open-foot voicing, like the Royal Festival Hall organ). In 1995, HNB moved some loud stops from the Great to a new double case in the nave, 6 stops were added, and the tone was refined.
Rialto Lounge will be selling sandwiches and drinks in the church after the concert.
Friday 11th April to Saturday 19th April
10am to 5.30pm
Sunday 20th April, 11am to 5pm
Leatherhead Art Club
Leatherhead: 25-29 High Street (the old Help Shop)