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Tuesdays@1 – Organ Recital Series – Michael Stoddart
Tue 11 July at 1:00 pm until 1:45 pm
J.S. Bach (1685-1750) – Prelude and Fugue in A minor (BWV 543)
J.P. Sweelinck (1562-1621) – Variations on Mein junge liebe hat ein end
F.J. Haydn (1731-1809) – Largo from String Quartet 4 (Arr WT Best)
C.H.H. Parry (1848-1918) – Elegie (Posthumously published in 2018, 100 years after its composition)
J. Jongen (1873-1953) – Petit Prélude
L. Vierne (1870-1937) – Final from Symphonie No 3 Op 28
Michael Stoddart commenced his musical education as a chorister at Westminster Abbey and then as Organ Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford. He broadened his experience with an extended period of organ study at the Paris Conservatoire with Susan Landale. After a lifetime of roles as organist at the cathedrals of Evreux, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Auckland (both Holy Trinity and St Patrick’s), Michael is now co-titular organist at the Basilica Notre Dame des Doms in Avignon, playing both the Cavaillé-Coll/Mutin choir organ and the historic Piantanida ‘Orgue Doré’.
From April to July 2023, Michael is the Acting Assistant Organist at Bath Abbey. By coincidence the Girls and Lay Clerks of the Abbey can be heard on tour in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Malaucène later this month.
Future Tuesdays@1pm Organ recitals
July 18 no recital
July 25 Emma Gibbins
August 1 David Hirst
August 8 Williams Reynolds
August 15 Jeff Howard
August 22 Performed by organists from the RSCM’s Bath Course for Young People
August 29 Hayden Payne