We are pleased to announce that, yet again, we have arranged for an amazing summer of organ recitals, played on this year on a custom built Regent Classic organ at Selby Abbey. Viscount Classical Organs installed the organ in 2014 as a replacement organ during the rebuild their pipe organ.
Tickets are free, but a retiring collection will be gratefully received. All proceeds will go to the Organ Appeal.
As with last year’s series, this year will feature distinguished cathedral and concert organists from the UK and Europe. This year’s concert series also celebrates the 100th anniversary of Max Reger’s death. So his organ music, much of monumental scale, will feature significantly in the programs of all performers.
The recitals will be at lunchtime (12:30pm) at Selby Abbey and the line up of players and excerpts of their programs are as follows:
June 7 Dr Roger Tebbet (from Selby Abbey)
Bach Chaconne, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor Reger Fantasia on Wachet Auf
June 14 Paul Derrett (from Hull)
Bach Dorian Toccata and Fugue Pastorale in F Simfonia to Cantata no 146 and Reger Trio in E Flat
June 21 Joshua Stephens (from Sheffield Cathedral)
Bach Dritter Teil der Klavierubung Prelude and Fugue in E flat major Reger Phantasie fur Orgel den Choral
June 28 Graham Barber (from St Bartholomew’s, Armley)
Bach Prelude and Fugue in F minor Reger Fantasy on Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele
July 5 Colin Walsh (from Lincoln Cathedral)
BAch Preulde and Fugue in C Minor and selection from Orgelbuchlein Reger Bendictus and Dankpsalm
July 12 John Scott Whiteley (from York)
Bach Toccata and Fugue in F major Reger Vaiations and fugue on God Save the Queen
July 19 Franz Hauk (from Ingolstadt Minster)
BAchChoralvorspiel BWV 641 and BWV 727 Reger Sonate D moll and Symphonice Phantasie and Fuge D moll
July 26 Charles Harrison (from Chichester Cathedral)
Bach Prelude and fugue in E major Reger Kanzonetta op 47 and Phantasie and Fuge on the name BACH
Aug 2 D’Arcy Trinkwon (from Worth Abbey)
BAch Prelude and Fugue no 21 in B Flat and in E minor Reger Introduction Passacaglia and Fugue in E Minor
Here is a bit more about the amazing musicians which you will be able to hear play if you come along to any of the recitals: