Tues Till Two is a set of lunchtime recitals and concerts from 1pm-1:45pm and they will be taking place throughout 2013. These set of recitals include some of our best local and regional talent and promises to be inspirational, calming and peaceful. Please pick and choose from the Spring programme below.
All recitals will begin at 1pm and finish at 1:45pm and refreshments will be available before, during and after them.We will be asking for a donation at your discretion on the day which will go towards the musicians and the church.
June 18th – Lunctime Recital
Marc Murray moved to the United Kingdom in May 2010 to take up the post of Director of Music at St Botolph’s Church (The Stump) in Lincolnshire and in January 2011 was appointed Director of Music of Peterborough Opera. He has worked several Choral societies and Operatic groups since arriving in the UK as well as conducting Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and accompanied Cantemus and Lesley Garrett as Boston Stump
As an organist, he has given recitals and played in concerts throughout South Africa, as well as the USA, Germany, Sweden, and the UK including solo recitals in Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s, Newcastle and Bradford Cathedrals. Marc continues his studies in organ repertoire and performances with Stephan Farr
The recital will include works by Louis Vierne, Harold Darke, Oscar Lindberg and Francis Jackson.
June 25th – Lunchtime Recital
With Stephen Barber
Stephen Barber read music at Cambridge University. He undertook post-graduate study at the Guilhall School in London, when he was also the organ student at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London and then assistant organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. He has been the Director of Music at St John’s since 2003. Stephen is also St john’s regular organist.
A mixture of pieces for organ, from what is possibly the best-known organ piece of all, Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, to jazz pieces from Germany and Hungary. The programme also includes an arrangement for organ of Mendelssohn’s “War March of the Priests”, a piece by a previous organist of Peterborough Cathedral, Stanley Vann, and Boellman’s Suite Gothique which includes one of the best known of the French toccatas.
July 2nd Lunchtime Recital
This versatile ensemble enjoy an experience of musical performance between them as diverse as engagements with The Royal Shakespeare Company, as soloists for the Halle Orchestra and by providing the music for the formal liturgy at Westminster Cathedral.They join together this lunchtime to bring you a delightful programme which includes music by Damase, Reinecke, Ibert and Schubert.
July 9th Lunchtime Recital
Jonathan LilleyAssistant Organist at Ely Catherdral. Jonathan was appointed Assistant Organist at Ely Cathedral in September 2002 where he also serves as organist and instrumental teacher to The King’s School, Ely. Jonathan studied organ, piano, church music and choir conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He has a degree in Performance Studies and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. Previous appointments were held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle; Farm Street Catholic church, Mayfair; St Marylebone Parish Church, London and The University Church (Great St Mary’s), Cambridge. Before coming to Ely he spent the last six years music-making in and around Leeds, holding the position of sub-organist at Leeds Parish Church and acting as choral director and accompanist for Leeds College of Music.
July 16th Lunchtime Recital
John Dillistone successfully combines distinguished careers in Fine art and Music. Born in Brighton in 1939, he studied and qualified in Art in Brighton and Leeds Colleges of Art. Teacher, Painter and Lecturer, he retired as director of art at The Leys school, Cambridge in 1999.His musical talents developed under the tuition of Victor Bradley, Paul Bennett and Philip Dore and he obtained his ARCO in 1997. Organist at Godmanchester parish Church from1976-1986, he researched the history of the Godmanchester organ, which was published in “The Musical Times” in July 1977. He has since gained wide recognition as an international recitalist and has recently given concerts on the Renaissance organs of Leuca and Salve in Italy. He was soloist in the Tyneside Maritime Festival at Newcastle Cathedral; and at Bourges, Troyes, Toul, Dol-de-Bretagne, Montpellier and Bordeaux Cathedrals in France, and many others including a concert tour in San Francisco (of which a CD has recently been released), New York and Washington national Cathedrals. John will be playing in Germany later this year. He also has a recitals at St Pancras’ Church, London.Grazia Salvadori, the Italian organist /composer, recently wrote “Tryptych”, a composition based on three of John’s drawings.John played at Ely Cathedral in the centenary series of 2008 and was invited back to the Collegiale de Vernon (Paris) to give a recital celebrating their organ’s 400th anniversary in 2010.The Fotheringhay Flower and Music Festival also show cased John’s organ playing in 2012. *******
July 23rd Lunchtime Recital
The Little London Trio
Lis Peskett (Violin), John Peskett (Horn), Richard Allum (Piano)
The Little London Trio was formed in 2012 and is based on the south coast of England. Lis and John Peskett studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at the Royal Northern College of Music and have played with professional orchestras around the world. Richard Allum is a former city resident who read Music at Durham University. Their programme will include Brahms’ Trio in E flat, Op. 40.