Wednesdays at Christ Church
Hill, Norman & Beard organ
José Jiménez (1601–1672)
Batalla de 6º Tono
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Schmücke Dich, O Liebe Seele BWV 654
Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness
Marcel Fournier (1899–1963)
Denis Bédard (b 1950)
Variations sur Nous chanterons pour toi, Seigneur The Old 100th
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877–1933)
from 3 Impressions for Organ (1909)
1 Harmonies du Soir, Op 72, No 1
John Ireland (1879–1962)
from Miniature Suite (1904)
Charles Camilleri (1931–2009, Malta)
Wine of Peace (1976)
Herbert Chappell (b 1934)
Toccata Songs of Praise (1980, BBC commission)
Concert duration: 40-45 minutes
Timothy spent over a decade living in Malta where, following studies in piano and organ, he held a number of positions in various churches on the island, and performed widely as an accompanist and soloist both in Malta and abroad.
In 2012, Timothy returned to the UK where he has held successive posts as organist in churches in Lewes, Croydon and Rotherfield, before being appointed Assistant Director of Music at Holy Cross Uckfield in 2018.
Tim is accompanist and assistant director to the mixed-voice choir Stag Montem Chorem, as well as leading a busy freelance career as an organist. Recent recital venues have included Southwark Cathedral and Holy Trinity Sloane Square, and St Michael’s Croydon.
Aside from organ playing, Tim works for an organ building firm based in Sussex and assists with the maintenance of many instruments across the South of England (including the Christ Church Hill, Norman & Beard).
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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Alice Bishop, soprano
Simon Marlow, piano
14 June 2018
Abingdon Wind Quintet
courtesy of the
Royal Academy of Music
28 June 2018
check out this year's varied rota of organists