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21 July 2019 5:15pm

Peter Dyke (Hereford Cathedral)


Mohrentanz - T. Susato c1500-61, arr. A. Wilson

Prelude, Largo and Fugue in C major BWV 545/529 - J.S. Bach 1685-1750

From Concerto No 5 in E flat - William Felton 1713-69
i) A tempo ordinario - Allegro

Sonata III in A major - F. Mendelssohn 1809-47
i) Con moto maestoso
ii) Andante tranquillo

Choral III in A minor - César Franck 1822-90

Prelude on 'Jesu, dulcis memoria' - H. Walford Davies 1869-1941

Nimrod, G.R.S. and Finale from Enigma Variations - E. Elgar 1857-1934 arr. P. Dyke

Peter Dyke was born in Hertfordshire, was organ scholar of Robinson College, Cambridge and gained his FRCO in 1987. He was awarded second prize in the prestigious Interpretation Competition at the St Albans International Organ Festival in 1993, and in 1998 he took up his current post as Assistant Organist at Hereford Cathedral, where, as well as accompanying the daily services, he has played regularly for the choir on frequent radio and television broadcasts.

He founded and directs the Cathedral's Voluntary Choir, which has made five tours to Germany, performed world premieres at three consecutive Three Choirs Festivals, and actively supports young composers of sacred music through its innovative composition workshops.

Peter has a keen interest in teaching and has helped to found two highly successful organists' training schemes; the Hereford scheme is considered one of the country's most successful. His work in this and other fields was recognised by the Royal School of Church Music in its awarding him the ARSCM in 2010.

His solo CD, including his own transcription of Elgar's Enigma Variations, quickly received favourable reviews at home and internationally. Other recordings have included Langlais' Messe Solennelle with Hereford Cathedral Choir and solo discs of English and German organ music. In 2005 he recorded a series of short programmes from Germany for BBC Radio 3 exploring J S Bach's 260-mile journey on foot to Lübeck in 1705, broadcast as part of that network's highly successful A Bach Christmas.

More recent events have included recitals in Nuremberg, Paris (Notre Dame Cathedral), Sées (Normandy), Oxford and Cambridge; a seventh "home" Three Choirs Festival, and children's workshops in Hereford and Ludlow incorporating his own transcription of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.

Free admission.