ALTON ORGAN SOCIETY

(Founded 1967)

over 50 years of organ concerts


Patrons:  DR David Hill, DR francis jackson CBE and

Dame Gillian Weir DBE

 

Martin Baker (Westminster Cathedral) returned to Alton on Tuesday 2 October to open the new 2018/2019 Season of organ concerts with a rousing repertoire that took the audience by storm. He open his programme with Lionel Rogg’s “La cité céleste” which had a striking structural similarity to Olivier Messiaen’s Apparition de l'église éternelle ("Apparition of the eternal church"), organ (1932). The rest of Martin’s programme was “champagne” performance culminating in the most extraordinary and breath taking  improvisation on Sigfrid Karg-Elert’s Nun danket. Martin is renown as one of Britain’s most exciting improvisers and his performance on Tuesday confirmed what an outstanding organist he is.


We look forward to a return visit of Claudia Grinnell (Winchester Cathedral) on Tuesday 6 November at 8.00 pm. You can view her programme here.



Concerts start at 8.00 pm ending about 9.15 pm. Refreshments are available from 7.30 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

4 October 2018 10:18

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