We are delighted to have distinguished organist and choral director Joseph Nolan playing a series of recitals on Regent Classic instruments during September and October 2016.
Some Background to Joseph Nolan:
Joseph holds the unique distinction of being the first British/Australian organist to have been recorded commercially on the organs of Buckingham Palace Ballroom, London, St Sulpice Paris, and in September 2015 at St Etienne Du Mont in Paris, the church and organ of Maurice Duruflé: all for award-winning UK record company, Signum Records.
A pupil of two legendary figures in the musical world, Marie-Claire Alain and Dame Gillian Weir, Joseph being awarded First Class Honours for his BMus final recital at the Temple Church, London. Upon completion of his organ studies in London and Paris, Joseph was appointed to Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal, St James’ Palace in 2004 and performed on many occasions at Buckingham Palace, most notably giving the inaugural recital of the refurbished Ballroom organ to a distinguished invited audience.
As a recording artist for Signum, Joseph’s discography is unique with solo organ discs having been also recorded on the majority of France’s most prized organs including St Sulpice and La Madeleine in Paris, St Ouen Rouen, St Sernin Toulouse and St François de Sales Lyon.
Joseph has recorded the complete organ works of Charles-Marie Widor on many of these instruments to universal critical acclaim, described as ‘utterly authoritative’ by Gramophone Magazine and The Australian Newspaper. They have been awarded multiple five-star awards in BBC Music Magazine, International Record Review, as well as receiving an ‘Editor’s Choice’ in ABC Limelight Magazine. MusicWeb International awarded Volume 4 of the Widor cycle ‘Recording of the Year’ in 2014, as well as describing the cycle as ‘shaping up to be the Widor cycle of the decade’. No doubt this was significant in the award to Joseph of the medal of Chevalier (Knight) in the Order of Arts and Letters by order of the French Minister of Culture and Communication, in recognition of his services to French Music.
Joseph is also an acclaimed choral conductor and was invited to take up the post of Organist and Master of the Choristers at St George’s Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia in March 2008.
We have detailed the dates, times, programme and booking details on this post for you > Joseph Nolan Recitals Series 2016.
Summary of the recitals in short:
24 September – at 7:00pm (St Mary’s, Witney)
25 September – at 3:00pm (St Mary’s, Nottingham)
30 September – at 7:30pm (Normanton Baptist Church)
2 October – at 3:00pm (The Great Hall, Swansea University)
8 October – at 6:00pm (St Peter’s, Caversham)
9 October – at 7:30pm (St Mary’s, Chargrove)