ALTON ORGAN SOCIETY

(Founded 1967)

Celebrating our 50th YEAR


Patrons:  DR David Hill, DR francis jackson CBE and

Dame Gillian Weir DBE

 

The 50th Anniversary series of concerts goes from strength to strength following Peter Wright’s wonderfully popular recital Tue 4 April. His programme was centred around Charles Tournemire - associated with other composers in his programme who were either pupils, transcriptions etc - with a majestic performance of Choral improvisation sur le Victimae paschali. However, at the request of the Chairman, Peter added as an encore the famous Toccata from Widor’s 5th Symphony.


We welcome back to Alton Thomas Trotter who will give the final organ concert of this auspicious 50th Anniversary Season of Organ Concerts. Included in his programme will be a first performance of a new composition titled “Recapitulation” based upon the 1643 Battle of Alton written by the Dutch composer Ad Wammes - who will be present. Commissioned by Laurie Kinney - a stalwart member of the Society - this new work is dedicated both to Thomas Trotter and to the Society. Please note the date - 2 May 2017 starting at 8.00 pm. 


Full details of the 2016/2017 Season can be downloaded here.

Concerts start at 8.00 pm ending about 9.15 pm.


You are urged to visit the Website www.organrecitals.com

which gives you venues, dates and times of the 3,000+

organ concerts given throughout the UK. 


David Sanger was our first Patron and his personal website has been retained as a Memorial. Click here to visit it and reflect on his remarkable career as a concert organist and teacher.

St Lawrence Church, ALTON, Hampshire

GU34 2BW

Registered Charity Number: 294257

6 April 2017 09:10

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