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Event Series Event Series: Tuesdays@1 – Organ Recital Series

Tuesdays@1 – Organ Recital Series – Peter King

Tue 13 June, 2023 at 1:00 pm until 1:45 pm


F. Mendelssohn (1809-1847)  – Sonata No 3 in A, Op 65 (first movement): Con moto maestoso


J.S. Bach (1685-1750) – Sinfonia from Cantata 146


C. Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) – Fantaisie No 3 in C


H. Mulet (1878-1967) – Rosace (From Esquisses Byzantines iii)


F. Poulenc (1899-1963) – Improvisation XV, Hommage à Edith Piaf


M. Duruflé (1902-1986) – Fugue sur le Thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédrale de Soissons


“He is a virtuoso of world class… I’m astonished at his bravura; nothing fazes him… and he plays with such élan, and with such passion, such commitment,” Chris de Souza describing PETER KING’s Liszt CDs on BBC Radio 3’s “CD Review”. Organist Emeritus of Bath Abbey, Peter was Director of Music at the Abbey (1986-2016). Under his direction the Abbey Choir visited France, Germany and Holland, and released eight CDs. It broadcast on BBC TV and radio, regularly singing Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3. In 1997 Peter started the Girls’ Choir which quickly established itself as one of the finest of its kind.


Peter’s CDs as Director and Soloist have been acclaimed by the critics. A CD of works for Organ & Orchestra with BBC NOW, (Poulenc, & Rheinberger & Respighi), has been particularly singled out for praise, being the recommended recording of the Poulenc Concerto in “Building a Library” on BBC Radio 3’s CD Review; also “Editor’s Choice” in both BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone which describes the CD as “a disc of real distinction… leaves the competition standing… even reluctant converts are likely to be overwhelmed by this thrilling disc. The sound of the Bath Abbey Klais organ matches the life-affirming playing of Peter King. The whole recording is filled with a love of making music.”


Peter was the CBSO’s Assistant Chorus Master during Sir Simon Rattle’s reign as Musical Director, playing on Rattle’s EMI recordings of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony and Symphony-of-a-Thousand. Peter King holds the honorary degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Bath. www.peterking.org


Future Tuesdays@1pm Organ recitals

June 20          Michael Stoddart                                         July 11           Michael Stoddart

June 27          Huw Williams                                                July 18           no recital

July 4             Gary Desmond                                              July 25           Emma Gibbins



Tue 13 June, 2023
1:00 pm until 1:45 pm
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