Music at GMC

Organ Recital by Paul Carr

Concert: Organ Concert
Date: 7.30pm, Friday 21st February, 2014
Performer: Paul Carr


  1. Concert Overture in C minor - Alfred Hollins
  2. Three Pieces for Musical Clocks - Joseph Haydn
  3. Basse et Dessus de Trompette from Suite du Premier Ton - Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
  4. Gigue Fugue in G BWV 577 - J.S. Bach
  5. Allegretto from Symphony VII - Ludwig van Beethoven
  6. Carillon de Westminster from Pièces de Fantaisie - Louis Vierne
  7. Impromptu from Pièces de Fantaisie - Louis Vierne
  8. March Militaire - Franz Schubert
  9. Vocalise - Sergei Rachmaninoff
  10. EGATOP Hommage à Errol Garner, Art Tatum & Oscar Peterson - Zsolt Gárdonyi
  11. Grand Choeur in D major (alla Handel) - Alexandre Guilmant

Paul Carr studied organ with Dr Roy Massey MBE at Hereford Cathedral and Professor David Saint at Birmingham Conservatoire, graduating with first-class honours. He is Director of Music at St Paul's in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham and Musician in Residence at Holy Trinity Parish Church Wordsley, posts which he combines with a busy schedule as a solo recitalist.

In addition to performances on many of the finest instruments in the UK, which have recently included York Minster, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral London, solo engagements have taken him to Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and France where he has given one of the Sunday organ recitals at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. Paul has also made several visits to the USA, where he performed a solo recital at Washington National Cathedral in 2013. In April this year Paul will perform recitals at three churches in Chicago.

Since 1993 Paul has given monthly performances in the Midlands; his current series Sunday Afternoon Organ Music takes place at Holy Trinity Parish Church Wordsley, Stourbridge, on the first Sunday of every month at 3.00pm. In addition he can be heard at St Paul's Birmingham at 1.15pm on the first Thursday of most months in the Thursday Live series which he founded in 2008.

Paul’s début solo CD recording French Flavours was released last year on the Regent Records label. Recorded at St Chad’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Birmingham, it is also the first commercial solo recording of the fine 1993 Walker instrument. It has already received critical acclaim including a five-star rating in Choir & Organ magazine and Editor’s Choice in Organists Review.

For full details of Paul’s future engagements please visit:

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