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Jersey Organ Day

Jersey Organ Day April 20th

Starting at 12 noon, Come and meet the organ.  Showcasing, demonstrations, have a go - basically everything you need to know about the King of Instruments.

With Michael Wynne and Francis Murton

 

Fancy taking up the instrument? 

Come along to find out more - even come and have a go!

3pm Organ Concert:

A 60-minute recital by sixth form organists:

Ivan Sproats - Jersey

Archie Purdue - Guernsey

George Walker - Guernsey

Concert Programmes

At 12 noon:

St Saviour's Parish Church - Nic Turner

Programme - see below

Toccata in D Minor BWV 565 – J S Bach 

Choral Improvisation on “Rorate Caeli” – Jeanne Demessieux 

Quasi lento teneramente  – Herbert Howells 

Menagerie Musicale – Robert Jones 

Elevation No.3 from Opus no.3a – Marcel Dupré

Variations sur “Sine Nomine” – Denis Bédard

St Helier Parish Church- Francis Murton

Toccata in D Minor BWV 565 – J S Bach

Coronation March - C Meyerbeer

Andantino in Db - Edwin Lemare

Carillon-sortie - Henry Mulet

 

Holy Trinity Parish Church - Nick Cabot

Trumpet Voluntary - J Clarke

followed by a selection of pieces and short organ talk

St Columba's Church - Linda Lowseck

Trumpet Voluntary - J Clarke

Menuet Gothique - Leon Boellman

Prelude No 2 of Three Preludes and Fugues - Felix Mendelssohn

St Lawrence Church - Paul Matthams

Trumpet Voluntary - J Clarke

Passacaglia in D Minor  - D Buxtehude

 Three chorale preludes

  • In dulci jubilo (Christmas) - D Buxtehude

  • Herzlich mich verlangen (Passiontide)  - J S Bach

  • Christ lag in Todesbanden (Easter) - J S Bach

St Mark's Church - Howard de la Haye

Toccata in d minor - JS Bach

- Trumpet Voluntary - J Clarke

- Gabriel’s Oboe - Enrico Morricone

- Toccata b minor - Eugene Gigout

St Martins's Church - Peter Rushton-Taylor

Toccata & Fugue in d minor - J S Bach

Gymnopedie No 1 - Eric Satie

Fugue in Eb (St Anne)-  J S Bach

Processional - William Mathias

Fugue alla Gigue - J S Bach

St Mary's Church - James Holloway

Toccata & Fugue in d minor - J S Bach

Finale to Symphony no.1 - Louis Vierne

Jersey Organ Festival
September 2024

Keep revisiting to find out more:

September 11th Town Church

Celebrity Organ Concert with

Daniel Moult

Professor of Organ at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

One of the leading musicians of his generation, he heads one of the worlds top organ departments, respected internationally, we will be privy to a world class concert.

Plus lunchtime concerts across the island

 

September 27th St Thomas's Church

Battle of the Organs with Michael Wynne and Francis Murton

Play for survival

At 12 noon, every organ in Jersey will be played. Either the resident organist, or a visitor will play either Bach's famous Toccata in d minor, or Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary.

If you can't make it into town for 12, pop along to a church near you to hear this: you may be lucky to hear a short 20 minute recital, or be able to have a go your self!

Full list of performers on its way:

St Aubin on the Hill -

St Aubin Methodist Church - Annette Blanchet

Sacred Heart, St Aubin - 

St Brelade's Church - Kevin Dean

Grouville Church - Daniel Speck

Gouray Church - Bill Byrne

St Helier Parish Church- Francis Murton

Programme - see below

All Saints Church - Paul Matthews

St Columba's Church - Linda Lowseck

Programme - see below

St Mark's - Howard de la Haye

Programme - see below

St Paul's Church - Mansell Le Huray

St Thomas's Church, St Helier - Archie Purdue/George Fletcher

St Helier Methodist Centre - Audrey Tupper

Programme - announced at the church

St Lawrence Church - Paul Matthams

Programme - see below

St Ouen's Church - Michael Carnegie

St Ouen's Methodist Church - Hugh Lince

St Martin's Church - Peter Rushton Taylor

Programme - see below

St Martin's Methodist Church - Alan Mollet

St Peter's - Emma Davies

St John's - Ivan Sproats

St Mary's - James Holloway

Programme - see below

St Saviour's Church - Nic Turner

Programme - see below

Georgetown Methodist - Brian Smith (from UK)

Programme - announced at the church

St Luke's Church - Michael Wynne

Holy Trinity Church - Nick Cabot

Programme - see below

A variety of videos about the organ from the RCO for you to explore, plus please don't forget Jersey's own

GRAND CHOEUR ORGAN SPECTACULAR (2021) (youtube.com)

Would you like to explore learning the organ?

Michael Wynne: stlukesjerseymusic@gmail.com

Francis Murton: f.murton@vcj.sch.je

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