Music at GMC
2020 Summer Virtual Organ Recitals
During August and September 2020 we will be holding our seventeenth series of Sunday afternoon Organ Recitals. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these will be virtual recitals
and will be released for viewing on the dates shown below. Follow the links shown by each concert to gain access.
Jonathan Delbridge is a pianist and organist based in Somerset where he has a busy career as a soloist, accompanist and teacher. He regularly performs at a wide range of small and large venues throughout the UK from the Royal Albert Hall, York Minster and Sherborne Abbey to Plymouth University and All Saints Church in his local village. He has worked with leading professional musicians including trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins, bass-baritone Arwel Huw Morgan and clarinettist David White.
Jonathan is particularly passionate about showing the exciting range of music which can be performed on the pipe organ and has recently performed a concert which included works by JS Bach and Mendelssohn alongside St Louis Blues by Fats Waller and other jazz standards!
ProgrammeA Celebration of JS Bach
Tobias Rihm is originally from Germany and studied at the University of Würzburg, Bavaria. He qualified in 2001 and took his exams in concert masters, organ, harpsichord and solo chant as a bass baritone.
He has lived in the UK for more than 10 years and played at numerous organ concerts and recitals across Dorset including Sherborne Abbey, St. Peter's Church and St. Clements Church, Poole and also regularly for these Summer recitals at GMC.
Tobias is the Musical Director and founding member of 'Collegium Musicum Dorset', a 4-voiced solo quartet accompanied by a chamber orchestra.
Claudia Grinnell recently graduated with a first-class degree in Music from the University of Cambridge. Whilst at Cambridge, she was Organ Scholar at Peterhouse,
a college with no Director of Music where the organ scholars take full responsibility for the running of the Chapel Choir. There she led the choir on tours to
Reykjavik and Dublin. Prior to this she was Organ Scholar at St Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton.
Following a 30-year career as Director of Music in various schools in the private sector, Chris Mahon took early retirement in 1994. Since then he has worked as a teacher of keyboard, as an accompanist and recitalist and as the organist and choirmaster of St. James' Church, Shaftesbury. He has been a member of the Farrant Singers since 2004 and he recently joined the cello ranks of the local Shaftesbury Orchestra.
Chris has performed for us on several occasions before and we are delighted to welcome him back to give today's recital.
Martyn Noble is an Organist/Piano accompanist that specialises in solo concerts/recitals & accompanying concerts/rehearsals in many different styles. He is currently Musician-in-Residence at Highgate School and also Sub-Organist at HM Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace. He has previously held posts in Liverpool and Southwark Cathedrals. In the UK, he has given recitals in places such as Buckingham, Hampton Court and St. James's Palaces as well as Canterbury Cathedral, York Minster and Liverpool Cathedrals. He has also played in Paris, Budapest, Brussels and Northern Ireland.
In 2015, Martyn graduated with a first class Bachelor of Music degree from the Royal College of Music, London and in recent years he has appeared live on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and Classic FM as well as recorded choral CDs for Priory and Signum Records.