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Tuesdays@1 – Organ Recital Series – Dewi Rees
Tue 16 May at 1:00 pm until 1:45 pm
E. Elgar (1857-1934) – Imperial March
J.S. Bach (1685-1750) – Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 676
Judith Bingham (b 1952) – St Bride, assisted by angels
Judith Weir (b 1954) – Wild, mossy mountains
R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) – Greensleeves (arr Roper)
F. Mendelssohn (1809-1847) – Sonata in B flat Op 65 No 4
i) Allegro con brio ii) Andante religioso
iii) Allegretto iv) Allegro maestoso e vivace
Dewi Rees is the Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey, where he shares the playing for services with the Sub-Organist and Assistant Organist, and assists 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 will take up the post of Assistant Organist at Bath Abbey.
Future Tuesdays@1pm Organ recitals
23 May Huw Williams plays Messiaen’s monumental suite L’Ascension written in 1933 and featuring Transports du joie and Guilmant’s March on a theme of Handel ‘Lift up your heads’.
30 May Hayden Payne – former head chorister at Bath Abbey, is a scholar at Chethams Music School where he is also Organ Scholar at Manchester Cathedral. Next year he will be studying at the Royal College of Music in London.