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SUMMER ORGAN RECITAL - GLEN DEMPSEY

01 September 2019 5:15pm

Glen Dempsey (Ely Cathedral)

Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata and Fugue In E, BWV566

Jacques van Oortmerssen (1950-2015)
Nun ruhen alle Wälder

César Franck (1822-90)
Choral no. 1

Johannes Brahms 1833-97
Fugue in A-flat minor

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Sonata in G
Allegro maestoso
Allegretto
Andante espressivo
Presto

Glen started his musical career as a chorister at St Mary's, Bury St Edmunds and later in the choirs of St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Organ lessons with Michael Nicholas led to his being awarded a scholarship as a répétiteur to study at the Purcell School of Music and in 2013 he was appointed Organ Scholar at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Following a brief spell in the Netherlands where he was the Assistant Organist of St Nicholas's Basilica, Amsterdam, Glen became Junior Organ Scholar at St John's College, Cambridge. In this role he accompanies the choir in their busy schedule of daily services, tours, broadcasts and recordings, assists in the training of the choristers and continues his organ studies with Ann Elise Smoot.

He succeeded Joseph Wicks as Herbert Howells Organ Scholar in October 2017.

Free admission.