Wednesdays at Christ Church
Hill, Norman & Beard organ
Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874-1946)
Prelude in C Allegro, ma con dignita (1907)
John Ireland (1879-1962)
Miniature Suite for Organ (1904)
Menuetto - Impromptu
César Franck (1822-1890)
Prélude, Fugue and Variation in B minor Op 18, FWV 30 (1859-62)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Organ Sonata No 3 in A major (1844)
Con moto maestoso – Andante tranquillo
based on Luther's chorale Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir
Out of the depths I cry to you
Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
from Suite Gothique, Op 25 (1895)
3 Prière à Notre Dame
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
from Première symphonie pour grande orgue
Organ Symphony No 1 in D minor (1898-1899)
VI Final Allegro (1895-1898)
Concert duration: 35 - 45 minutes
Katherine Dienes-Williams, MA, BMus, FRCO, LTCL, Hon FRSCM, Hon FGCM was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford Cathedral in January 2008 following six years as Director of Music at the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick. She is also the Musical Director of the Winchester-based chamber choir, Southern Voices.
Katherine was born and educated in Wellington, New Zealand and studied for a BA in Modern Languages and a BMus at Victoria University, Wellington. She was Organ Scholar at Wellington Cathedral from 1988 to 1991 when she was appointed Assistant Organist there.
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. In summer 2015 the nave organ was re-voiced to produce a more robust tone.
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Music on Thursdays at LMC
viola & accordion
9th May 2019