21st June 2012 - 12.30 Lunchtime Concert
Symphony no 5 in D
William BOYCE (1710-1779)
Voluntary No 10 in F, Opus 7
John STANLEY (1713-1786)
Prelude and Fugue in b minor BWV 544
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958)
Andante and Variations in D
Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Grand Chœur in G
Théodore Salomé (1834-1896)
Graham Davies, organ
Graham Davies at the 1786 Thomas Parker Organ
This month's organ concert is given by Graham Davies, Organist and Choirmaster of St Mary & St Nicholas Church Leatherhead, and Organist of St Anthony's RC Church, Farnham Royal, Berkshire.
Graham Davies recently gave the lunchtime organ concert at St Michael and All Angels, Croydon. In 2011 Graham's concerts included the new Skrabl organ at St Michael's the Archangel, Lyme Regis, a lunchtime concert on the Frobenius organ in Kingston Parish Church, a well-attended Sunday evening concert in St Paul's Cathedral, London and two further concerts in Chicago USA.
Further biographic details will be found on this link.
Thomas Parker Pipe Organ of 1786
Any concert in which the restored 18th century Thomas Parker Pipe Organ is played has to acknowledge the instrument as one of the stars of the occasion. The parishioners and people of Leatherhead are justly proud of this historic instrument, and of the efforts they put into the fund-raising and many other arrangements for its restoration.
There is a great deal of coverage of the restoration project and of the history of organs in this church on the parish website at: www.parishchurch.leatherheadweb.org.uk