Wednesdays at Christ Church
Hill, Norman & Beard organ
Jean-Adam Guilain (c1680-1739)
Suite du premier ton (1706)
Basse de Trompette
Petit Plein Jeu
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Trio Sonata no 3 in D minor BWV 527
Andante D minor
Adagio e dolce F major
Vivace D minor
Arvo Pärt (b1935)
Pari Intervallo (1976, organ version 1980)
Hannah Parry (b1987)
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
from Sonata 'Celtica' No 4 Op 153 (1920)
III St Patrick’s Breastplate Allegro maestoso
Concert duration: 40-45 minutes
Hannah Parry is an organist, accompanist and choral conductor based in London. Hannah has a fantastically varied career which combines her professional musical activities with her passion for travel and writing.
Her music education began as a chorister at Norwich Cathedral and continued with Ann Elise Smoot at the Giles Junior Organ Conservatoire. She later studied organ performance at the Royal College of Music with David Graham, winning the Harold Darke Prize. After a Masters degree at Royal Holloway, University of London Hannah's freelance musical career has included church music posts at various London churches (most recently St Michael's Highgate) as well as accompaniment opportunities with choirs and choral societies.
Teaching and outreach work with adults and children have featured highly and this has led to close links with the Temple Church and the Union Chapel, Islington. Hannah also regularly performs as a soloist up and down the UK including St Paul's, Bradford and Norwich Cathedrals.
Hannah also loves to travel and write about her experiences on her blog which can be found at www.hannahparry.co.uk/hannah-the-traveller
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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