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SUMMER ORGAN RECITAL - STEPHEN FARR

29 July 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Programme

Monnikendam Toccata
Schumann Vier Fugen op 72
Buxtehude Praeludium in G Minor BuxWV 148
Marchand Tierce en taille
Judith Bingham Roman Conversions (2017)
Alain Choral Dorien
Simon Preston Alleluyas

Stephen Farr is Director of Music at St Paul's Church Knightsbridge, a post which he combines with a busy freelance career as soloist and ensemble player. He was Organ Scholar of Clare College Cambridge, graduating with a double first in Music and an MPhil in Musicology; he also holds a PhD from the University of Surrey.

He has an established reputation as one of the leading recitalists of his generation, with a wide-ranging discography to his credit. As a soloist he has played throughout Europe, in North and South America, and in Australia, and has appeared in the UK in venues including the Royal Albert Hall (where he gave the premiere of Judith Bingham's The Everlasting Crown in a solo recital in the BBC Proms 2011, and appeared with the BBCSO under Sakari Oramo as a concerto soloist in the 2015 season); the Royal Festival Hall; Symphony Hall, Birmingham; Westminster Cathedral; King's College, Cambridge; St Paul's Celebrity Series; and Westminster Abbey. He also appears frequently on BBC Radio 3. Other ensemble work has included engagements with the Berlin Philharmonic, the CBSO, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonia; he made his debut in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 2005. He has also worked as a continuo player and soloist with many leading ensembles.

Admission Free