Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals
Due to the current coronavirus situation we have cancelled our lunchtime concerts until September 2020.
In the meantime we are offering prerecorded music from some of our regular musicians which will be available on our YouTube channel from 1pm on Wednesdays.
On Wednesday 27 May we continue our Wednesday Music with a performance from organist Richard Tanner.
Richard became Director of Music at Rugby School in September 2012, having previously been Director of Chapel Music at Trinity Laban Conservatorie of Music and Dance, based at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. Prior to that he spent 13 years as Director of Music at Blackburn Cathedral.
Richard was a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Oxford University, where he read for a music degree and was organ scholar at Exeter College. After Oxford he spent a year as organ scholar at St Albans Cathedral before moving to All Saints' Northampton, where he was Director of Music for five years.
Richard gave a memorable recital at St Peter's back in November 2016 and, in these clip you will hear today, you will watch and hear him play the famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J.S.Bach and the flamboyant Fantasia and Fugue on B-A-C-H by Franz Liszt. The Toccate and Fugue recording was made on the organ at Rugby School and the Liszt recording is taken from a concert Richard gave in Blackburn earlier this year on the organ he worked so hard to design whilst he was Director of Music there.
Watch the performance from 1pm on Wednesday 27 May. Please click here for our YouTube page.
Following the performance you are welcome to join us for a Zoom group chat (click here) in the virtual Octagon. This is a chance to catch up with other people who have been listening to the music. The dial in details will be provided at the end of the music.
Donations from our Wednesday lunchtime concerts are given to Rennie Grove Hospice Care. If you would like to continue supporting them please visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/RennieGroveneedsyou