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Tuesdays@1 – Organ Recital Series – Dewi Rees
Tue 19 September at 1:00 pm until 1:45 pm
Dewi Rees was the Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey, where he shared the playing for services with the Sub-Organist and Assistant Organist, and assisted in the training of the Choristers and the running of the Music Department. Dewi read Music at Jesus College, Cambridge, where, as Organ Scholar and then Assistant Organist, he performed in services, concerts and recordings with the College’s two choirs.
He moved to St Albans Cathedral in 2020 to spend two years as Organ Scholar where, in addition to assisting in the daily worship of the Cathedral, he performed at the St Albans International Organ Festival and featured on CD recordings in an organ duet by Elizabeth Lutyens with Tom Winpenny, and with St Albans Cathedral Choir. In September Dewi took up the post of Assistant Organist at Bath Abbey where, as well as playing regularly, he directs the Melody Makers and Abbey Chamber Choir.
J.S. Bach (1685-1750) – Prelude in E flat BWV 552i
R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) – Rhosymedre
F. Price (1887-1953) – Adoration
G.F. Handel (1685-1759) – Organ Concerto XIII in F HWV 295 ‘Cuckoo and the Nightingale’ (arr. Dupré)
L.J.A. Lefébure-Wély (1817-1869) – Sortie in E flat