Music at GMC: 2017 Summer Recitals

Music at GMC

2017 Summer Organ Recitals



During August and September 2017 we will be holding our fourteenth series of Sunday afternoon Organ Recitals by Local Organists.
Details follow:-

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 1
Date: 3pm, Sunday 6th August 2017
Organists: Florence Rousseau & Loïc Georgeault

Florence Rousseau was born in Cherbourg and studied music at Rouen University and Conservatoire, where she later obtained a first prize for advanced organ studies. She graduated in 1998 with a highly commended Diploma National d’Etudes Supérieures Musicales. She is now organist at Rennes Cathedral and regularly gives recitals in France in addition to her concert work in Germany, England, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Loïc Georgeault studied organ at Lyons Conservatoire and is currently organist at Rennes and St. Malo Cathedrals. He divides his time between teaching organ and improvisation at St. Malo Conservatoire, and concert work in France, Germany, England, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and Japan.

Programme

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Concert Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 2
Date: 3pm, Sunday 20th August 2017
Organist: Claudia Grinnell

Claudia Grinnell graduated with a First Class degree from Cambridge University, where she was Organ Scholar at Peterhouse. Prior to her time at Peterhouse, she was Organ Scholar at St Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton.
Claudia is currently the Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral.

Programme

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Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 3
Date: 3pm, Sunday 3rd September 2017
Organist: Duncan Honeybourne

Since his debut as soloist at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, and the National Concert Hall, Dublin, in 1998, English pianist Duncan Honeybourne has established a distinguished and varied career as recitalist, concerto soloist, lecture recitalist, chamber music player and teacher. He has appeared at many major concert halls and at leading festivals, and has been a frequent broadcaster at home and abroad. One of his generation’s leading exponents of 20th century English piano music, he is also the dedicatee of several major piano works by celebrated contemporary composers.

Programme

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Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 4
Date: 3pm, Sunday 17th September 2017
Organist: Neil Sissons

Neil Sissons studied organ with Richard Popplewell at The Royal College of Music, afterwards gaining an organ scholarship to Oxford University, where he read music. He has worked in many different areas as a musician, accompanying, repetiteuring, teaching and writing about music. He taught at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Sylvia Young Stage School and in further education in London as well as playing and moved to Dorset in 1999. He was organist at Milton Abbey before being appointed to St. Peter's Bournemouth in 2015.
He is very much looking forward to his third recital at GMC!

Programme

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Concert Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 5
Date: 3pm, Sunday 1st October 2017
Organist: Louise Cousins

Louise Cousins Louise studied piano and organ with her grandfather, John Crawford, and later with David Mackay. From age 12 she played as regular organist at her local church in Kilmarnock and as deputy at a number of parishes throughout Ayrshire. After a break of 13 years and time spent in Spain, Nottingham and Ayr, a move to Gillingham, a chance encounter with concert organiser Gordon Amery led her back to the organ and she has been one of the musical team at GMC since 2006.

Programme

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