Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Allabreve in D major, BWV 589
Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748)
Herr Jesu Christ [ii]
Herr Jesu Christ [i]
Théodore Dubois (1837-1934)
Toccata in G (1886)
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
William Mathias (1934-1992)
Andrew Fletcher (b1950)
Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817-1870)
Sortie in E flat(1858)
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.
Christ Church has a Collection Point for Leatherhead Harvests Spectacles - the town's month-long harvesting of unwanted spectacles for Vision Aid Overseas.
Please bring any spare specs, sunglasses, cases, or frames you no longer use.