Gordon Stewart - return to 2020/2021 Season

Please be aware that following the imposition of lockdown,
this concert may be cancelled


Programme

George Frederick Handel (1685-1759) arr W T Best
Overture to the Occasional Oratorio

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Trio on Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr

Giovanni Pescetti (c.1704-66)
Sonata in C minor

Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937)
Trois Pièces

Albert Ketèlbey (1875-1959)
Sanctuary of the Heart

Robert Cockroft (b.1951)
A Little Song

Fernand de la Tombelle (1854-1928)
Toccata in E minor

Biography

Gordon Stewart was born in Scotland and after studies in Manchester and Geneva with Gillian Weir, Eric Chadwick and Lionel Rogg, he was for 15 years a cathedral organist, first in Manchester then in Blackburn. For 30 years he has been Borough Organist of Kirklees where he plays regular concerts on the 1860 Father Willis organ in Huddersfield Town Hall.
He has recorded on organs in the UK and in South Africa on the Priory, Dolcan and Lammas labels and has played concertos with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Northern Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North and Orchestra Victoria. For over 20 years he broadcast regularly as organist and conductor on BBC radio and television, chiefly as a musical director on
Daily Service, Sunday Half Hour and Songs of Praise.
Gordon’s repertoire is large and covers all the major schools of organ composition. He is well-known as a teacher and taught for several years at the Royal Northern College of Music, then at Cambridge University, teaching the organ scholars at, amongst others, King’s, St John’s and Jesus Colleges. He has appeared as visiting tutor at courses for the Royal College of Organists, Oundle Organ Week, Gothenburg Organ Academy and Shenandoah Church Music Institute in Virginia.
Gordon has played concerts throughout the UK including Celebrity Concerts at St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and Symphony Hall, Birmingham, throughout Europe, and in the United States, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.