ALTON ORGAN SOCIETY

(Founded 1967)

over 50 years of organ concerts


Patrons:  DR David Hill, DR francis jackson CBE and

Dame Gillian Weir DBE

 

A true advantage of the Organ Society is that, in addition to seasoned professional organists who have established their international musical reputation, we get the opportunity to hear young organists at the start of their musical career. This happened on Tue 5 Dec when Claudia Grinnell (Winchester Cathedral) gave an outstanding programme of music ranging from Byrd (16th century) to Dan Locklair (21st century). Claudia not only played with technical and musical maturity but she endeared herself with the 60 or so audience in her light hearted, informal description of each piece. Moreover, her programme was completely different from what we are accustomed to hearing. It was a truly memorable evening especially when she included as an encore her own lively interpretation of music from the “Jungle Book”. (Original music was by the Sherman brothers and Terry Gilkyson, and Claudia played her version of a piano arrangement by Kristen Mosca). 


We look forward to a return visit of Jonathan Hope (Gloucester Cathedral) when he performs on Tuesday 9 January 2018. Jonathan is also formerly of Winchester Cathedral and his programme can be viewed here.



Details of the 2017/2018 Season can be downloaded

Concerts start at 8.00 pm ending about 9.15 pm. Refreshments are available from 7.30 pm.


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

6 December 2017 15:18

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