Classical Fireworks 2
7.30pm, Friday 22nd April, 2016
- Phantom of the Opera Overture - Lloyd Webber
- Romeo & Juliet Overture - Tchaikovsky
- The Firebird Suite - Stravinsky
- Pie Jesu - Lloyd Webber
- Carillon de Westminster - Vierne
- Music for the Royal Fireworks - Handel
- Finale from 1st Organ Sonata - Guilmant
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Dukas
- Cold is Being - Renaissance/Giazotto
- Pavane pour une enfante défunte - Ravel
- Excerpts from 1812 Overture - Tchaikovsky
- Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 - Elgar
- Jerusalem - Charles Hubert Parry
- National Anthem - Thomas Arne
David Briggs is an internationally renowned organist who has built a worldwide reputation as an innovative musician and dazzling performer. Increasingly sought after for his orchestral transcriptions
and improvisation, his performances are applauded for their musicality, virtuosity and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages.
David studied organ with Jean Langlais in Paris. At the age of 17 he obtained his FRCO diploma, winning the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
In June 2015, David returned to GMC to play some of the 'fireworks' of the organ repertoire, accompanied by stunning lights, lasers and pyrotechnics.
We aimed to repeat this amazing event in 2016 and make it even bigger and better! We believe this was the most spectacular musical event ever staged in Gillingham!