Music at GMC: 2014 Summer Recitals

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.
Details follow:-

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 1
Date: 3pm, Sunday 17th August, 2014
Organist: Daniel Cummins (St.Mary's PC, Gillingham)

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!


  • Prelude and Fugue in C minor - Mendelssohn
  • Rhapsody in D Flat - Howells
  • Fantasia in G - JS Bach
  • Prelude, Fugue and Variation - Franck
  • Toccata from the Modal Suite - Peeters
  • Sortie in E Flat - Lefebure-Wely

Concert Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 2
Date: 3pm, Sunday 31st August, 2014
Organist: Tobias Rihm
Title: 'Much except Bach'

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.


  • Toccata Seconda in D - Frescobaldi
  • Toccata in g - Frohberger
  • Prelude in G minor (BuxWv 163) - Buxtehude
  • Chromatic Fugue - Pachelbel
  • Prelude and Fugue in G minor - Bruhns
  • Choral Prelude: Vater unser in Himmel - Boehm
  • Choral Prelude: Ach Gott! Erhör mein Seufzen und Wehklagen - Krebs
  • Prelude in G minor (BuxWv 149) - Buxtehude
  • Toccata in A minor - Krebs
  • Fugue 'B-A-C-H' - JC Bach

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 3
Date: 3pm, Sunday 14th September, 2014
Organist: Paul Daggett
Soprano: Lorna Daggett

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!


Paul's pieces are in blue, Lorna's in pink...
  • Alma del core - Caldara
  • Caro mio ben - Giordani
  • O mio babbino caro - Puccini
  • Adagio - Albinoni
  • Passacaglia - Buxtehude
  • Ach ils fuhls - Mozart
  • Cerobino’s Aria from The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
  • Psalm Prelude Set 2 no 2 - Howells
  • Berceuse and Carillon - Vierne
  • The sun whose rays, (The Mikado) - Gilbert and Sullivan
  • When he is here (The Sorcerer) - Gilbert and Sullivan
  • Wishing you were somehow here again (Phantom of the Opera) - Lloyd Webber
  • Toccata - Boellmann

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 4
Date: 3pm, Sunday 28th September, 2014
Film: The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll

‘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!

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