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

 

On Tuesday 5 February we welcomed back Roger Sayer (Temple Church, London) who gave a most uplifting and fascinating organ concert. His well chosen programme kept everyone enthralled and, remarks afterwards by members of the audience, underlined the sheer professionalism of Roger’s performance. He saved the most challenging piece ‘til last when he played Reubke’s famous “Sonata on the 94th Psalm” with brilliance and flare. Roger commented in his introduction that the young protégé Julius Reubke was a pupil of Liszt who must have been astounded at the maturity of this “upstart” pianist’s composition of his piano concerto and this huge organ piece. Liszt may also have been wary of the young Reubke’s ability potentially to upstage the gifted Liszt. Many commented on what might have been had Reubke lived beyond his 25th birthday! The general view of concert goers was that Roger exploited to full advantage the magnificent sounds of the three manual organ. It was a truly memorable concert given by a truly talented and professional organist.


We look forward to Gordon Stewart’s visit next month when he performs on Tuesday 5 March 2019. His programme and biog 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

6 February 2019 10:56

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