After an 18-month gap caused by COVID-19, monthly Lunchtime Organ Concerts have resumed in St Michael & All Angels Church, Bedford Park. The 2021-22 season opens on Friday September 3rd when Jack Spencer, one of St Michaels’ own organists, will perform a programme of French romantic music and English light music, including works by Coates, Grainger and Elgar.
The concerts take place on the first Friday of the month from 12.30 to 1.15pm, at the church in Bath Road W4, two minutes’ walk from Turnham Green tube station. Admission is free with a retiring collection for the church‘s music fund.
Jack Spencer’s first experience of organ playing was at Leeds Minster, after which he held organ scholarships at Rochester Cathedral, Queens’ College, Cambridge, and Southwark Cathedral. He studied with Graham Barber, leading to an interest in German and English romantic repertoire; reinforcing this through study with Andrew Dewar in Paris and London.
Image above: Jack Spencer
John Scott Whiteley and in several complete Bach performances, most recently recording the Neumeister Chorales at St Michael & All Angels. See more, and the full programme, on the St Michael’s website: https://www.smaaa.org.uk/wp/event/lunchtime-organ-concert-jack-spencer/
The other organists performing this autumn will be Callum Anderson of St Peter’s Acton Green on October 1st; Jonathan Lilley, of Waltham Abbey Church on November 5th; and Polina Sosnina, of St Martin in the Fields and Brompton Oratory on December 3rd. They are listed at Organrecitals.com: http://www.organrecitals.com/1/recitals0.php?venue=smbp
Admission is free with a retiring collection (with Gift Aid where possible, please) for the church‘s music fund.
No booking required, pay on the door.
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