ALTON ORGAN SOCIETY

(Founded 1967)

over 50 years of organ concerts


Patrons:  DR David Hill MBE, DR francis jackson CBE and

Dame Gillian Weir DBE

 

Gordon Stewart paid his first visit to the Society when he delivered a lively and upbeat concert on Tuesday 5 March. He interacted with the audience with great effect exploiting his natural chatty style and gregariousness. Gordon was a pupil and great friend of the late Noel Rawsthorne (formerly Liverpool Cathedral) who, sadly, died last month. As a tribute he included Rawsthorne’s “Celtic Lament” which was in tune with Gordon’s Scottish background. No programme is complete without JS Bach and his interpretation of Bach’s Prelude & Fugue in A minor (BWV 543) was masterful. After Bach’s death in 1750 his music seemed to have disappeared too only to be revived by Mendelssohn 100 years later. Again, Gordon’s interpretation and delivery of Mendelssohn’s Sonata 4 in B flat was memorable. The rest of Gordon’s programme was delivered with aplomb and sheer professionalism coupled with his informal and personal interaction with the audience.


We look forward to the return visit of David Dunnett (Norwich Cathedral) on Tuesday 2 April 2019. David’s programme can be viewed here.


Concerts start at 8.00 pm ending about 9.15 pm. Refreshments are available from 7.30 pm. Admission is £10 at the door which includes programme.


You are urged to visit the Website www.organrecitals.com

which gives you venues, dates and times of the 3,000+

organ concerts given throughout the UK. 


David Sanger was our first Patron and his personal website has been retained as a Memorial. Click here to visit it and reflect on his remarkable career as a concert organist and teacher.

St Lawrence Church, ALTON, Hampshire

GU34 2BW

Registered Charity Number: 294257

7 March 2019 16:12

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