Saturday 26 June, 12.00 noon
F B-Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) Sonata for Organ VI Chorale & Variations, Fugue, Finale; W Russell (1777 – 1813) Voluntary XV; F Liszt (1811 – 1886) Ave Maria von Arcadelt; R Schumann (1810 – 1856) Pieces for pedal piano Op 56 Nos 1 & 2; C Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921) Pro Martyribus; Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810 – 1876) Andante in G, Andante in A.
In the 200th anniversary year of Thaxted’s Lincoln Organ, Robin Walker returns to celebrate this historic instrument and its musical heritage. Drawing on repertoire from around the time of the organ’s construction in 1821, his programme will also include works which mark other anniversaries this year, including Saint-Saëns, who died in 1921.
Robin Walker is an internationally renowned organist and choral director who has a particular affinity with the Lincoln Organ and actively researches repertoire which is contemporary with its period, as well as works which suit its unique qualities as a restored, but unmodernised, early nineteenth-century instrument.
See Robin's insightful interview with the Saffron Walden Reporter about the Lincoln Organ in the video further down the page.
This concert is sponsored by a friend of Thaxted Festival who wishes to remain anonymous.
Tickets: £12 unreserved
Seating for this concert will be unallocated in the main body of the church, within the socially-distanced seating area provided for evening concerts in this season. The Church will open 30 minutes before the recital, and entry will be carefully stewarded. The concert will last approximately one hour, with no interval.