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Ely Cathedral's fine organ will be heard in a series of Thursday evening recitals throughout 2018. Each programme will reflect a particular theme, allowing the performers to explore a diverse range of repertoire, and to exploit the many sounds and colours of the instrument to the full.

The series begins on Thursday 18 January with a complete performance by Edmund Aldhouse of Messiaen's great cycle La Nativité du Seigneur. Other recitals will include Dupré's monumental Symphonie-Passion played by Paul Trepte, a programme of Themes and Variations for organ given by Sarah MacDonald, and a selection of music marking the centenary of the of the World War I Armistice performed by Aaron Shilson. The distinguished Organist of Norwich Cathedral, David Dunnett appears in September, offering a complete performance of Flor Peeters' rarely heard Lied Symphony.

Recitals are free of charge and all begin at 7.30pm.

Full details will appear here in due course.

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