Music at GMC
2014 Summer Organ Recitals
During August and September 2014 we held our eleventh series of Sunday afternoon Organ Recitals by Local Organists.
Since his time at Oxford University in 2002, Daniel Cummins has accompanied choirs and soloists (vocal and instrumental). He has 15 years experience playing the organ for church services and has regularly performed as a soloist at local concerts.
Daniel is currently the organist at St. Mary’s, Gillingham so we were pleased that he journeyed down the road to perform for us!
Tobias Rihm studied 'historical keyboards', solo chant and organ at the University of Wuerzburg, Bavaria before moving to the UK. He now lives in Iwerne Minster and works full-time for the NHS.
Since 2010 he has acted as an organist at local churches (Iwerne & Fontmel), either playing for services or for concerts.
We welcomed him back to Music at GMC for his 2nd recital, based on German organ music prior to JS Bach.
Paul Daggett was born in London and studied piano, organ and trombone at the Royal Academy of Music and at Liverpool University where he was organ scholar at the Anglican Cathedral from 1993-1994.
Paul’s soprano wife Lorna met him whilst singing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and together they successfully give recitals nationwide.
This was Paul and Lorna's third visit to Music at GMC and they gave us another wonderful performance!
ProgrammePaul's pieces are in blue, Lorna's in pink...
‘The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll’ is the definitive documentary celebrating the 200th anniversary of the greatest organ builder of the nineteenth century and the music he inspired. It features organists Gerard Brooks, Daniel Roth, Olivier Latry, Pierre Pincemaille amongst others playing seventeen organs including St Sulpice, Notre Dame, St Ouen, Rouen and St Sernin, Toulouse.
The DVD was shown in the Church Hall using our new large-screen cinema set-up and high quality Dolby 7.1 surround-sound system (to faithfully reproduce the sound of those wonderful instruments). What an amazing sound!