This year is the centenary of the death of Max Reger. Director of London Organ Day, Tom Bell, as sought to celebrate not only his music, but also those of other composers, especially German ones such as Brahms and Schumann. You will also get to hear music by J.S. Bach, whose influence cannot be understated. There are two top notch performers for the day – Bernhard Haas and Henry Fairs.
While there may not be a large German romantic organ in London, there is the wonderful Lewis at Southwark Cathedral, influenced heavily by the work of Edmund Schulze. The musicians of Southwark Cathedral will be giving us an introduction to the musical life of the Cathedral, and Tom Daggett will be present to tell us about the groundbreaking OBE Organ Outreach programme based at nearby St Paul’s Cathedral.
Tickets for the day are £10.00 for students, £28.00 for IAO members and £33.00 for non members. Full details of the event can be found below.
The 30th London Organ Day – Saturday 5 March 2016
9:30 AM — 5:00 PM
10.00 Welcome and introduction
10.30 Musicians of Southwark Cathedral
12.00 Recital, Henry Fairs
14.00 Recital, Tom Bell
14.30 Graham Barber
15.15 Tom Daggett
16.30 Recital, Bernard Haas
I have had a passion for church organs since the tender age of 12. I own and run Viscount Organs with a close attention to the detail that musicians appreciate; and a clear understanding of the benefits of digital technology and keeping to the traditional and emotional elements of organ playing.