Saturday 24 June, 12 noon
Image © Michael Bailie.
George Herbert is the Assistant Organist at St John’s College Cambridge, following his three years as the Herbert Howells Organ Scholar whilst he studied Music and German. He now directs Aquila, the College’s all-female a capella ensemble, and is building a varied career as a choir trainer, animateur, organist and trumpeter. He is a coach on the Oxford and Cambridge Singing School, and enjoys regularly collaborating with Kantos Chamber Choir and the Armonico Consort. His programme will showcase Thaxted’s restored Lincoln Organ, which was moved from St John’s Chapel, Bedford Row to Thaxted Parish Church in 1858. The significance of this instrument as a unique little-altered Georgian organ has been recognised by the award of a Grade 1 certificate as a rare instrument of its period by the British Institute of Organ Studies. Since its restoration in 2014, the Lincoln Organ Recital has become an annual highlight of our Festival, attracting both specialists and general listeners alike. The programme of works to be performed is shown below, and will be distributed at the recital.
‘George Herbert is one of the finest musicians I have ever known’ Andrew Nethsingha, Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey.
This concert is sponsored by a friend of Thaxted Festival who wishes to remain anonymous.
Buxtehude: Präludium in G minor BuxWV 149
J S Bach: Sonata in D minor BWV 527
ii. Adagio e dolce
Farrington: Fiesta Duruflé: Chant Donné J.S. Bach: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr’ BWV 663 Wheeler (arr. Herbert): Sweet Time Suite: Opening Vivaldi, arr. J S Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor BWV 593 Whitlock: Divertimento
Duruflé: Chant Donné
J.S. Bach: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr’ BWV 663
Wheeler (arr. Herbert): Sweet Time Suite: Opening
Vivaldi, arr. J S Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor BWV 593