Music at GMC: 2018 Summer Recitals

Music at GMC

2018 Summer Organ Recitals

During August and September 2018 we held our fifteenth series of Sunday afternoon Organ Recitals by Local Organists.
Details follow:-

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 1
Date: 3pm, Sunday 5th August 2018
Organist: Adam Parrish

Adam Parrish's first musical memory was when he went to see keyboard player Rick Wakeman for his 5th Birthday. A few weeks later a Keyboard was acquired and since then his love for Music has grown continuously. He is a Pianist, Oboist, Organist, Composer and Musical Director and has completed a BA Music degree at York St John University. He currently holds posts as Musical Director for various organisations in the North East of England and is also the Organist for the Churches of 'Whittington benefice' in the North East Chesterfield district. For a short time he was also Director of Music at Tadcaster Parish Church.
The Venues that he has performed at have included the London Royal Albert Hall, Renishaw Hall, Chatsworth House, Durham Cathedral and the National Centre for Early Music. Furthermore he has recently worked with Adam Wakeman, Nikki French (Eurovision), John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, Jonathan Ansell (from G4), Gordon Giltrap, Marisa Johnson and Rebecca Newman. In addition he takes a keen interest in Musicals/Pantomimes and regularly plays in or directs pit orchestras.
His output of compositions is growing and recently he has had pieces performed in prestigious locations such as York Minster and also the annual Oboe festival in Sydney, Australia.


  • Fanfare - Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens
  • To a Wild Rose - Edward MacDowell
  • Festival Offertorium - Percy Fletcher
  • Invocation in E flat - Alexandre Guilmant
  • Prelude and Fugue in Swing - Alec Templeton
  • Choral preludes on:
    Down ampney - Norman Barnes
    Richmond - Alec Rowley
    Crimond - Quentin Thomas
  • Jane Seymour - Rick Wakeman

Concert Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 2
Date: 3pm, Sunday 19th August 2018
Organist: Peter Lattimer

Peter Lattimer was born and educated in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. After National Service, he read music at Oxford and was also the assistant organist in the Cathedral. His teaching career was spent firstly at Hurstpierpoint College and then for 30 years at Bryanston School.
Since his retirement, he enjoys playing the organ at St Mary’s Church, Sturminster Newton and being involved with a multitude of other musical activites in the region.

Peter has performed at GMC several times in the past and has been a strong supporter of our musical endeavours. We are therefore delighted to welcome him back again in 2018!


  • Concerto in A minor (1st movement) BWV 593 - Vivaldi/JS Bach
  • Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565 - JS Bach
  • Praeludium & Fugue II in G (Op.37) - Felix Mendelssohn
  • Paraphrase of a chorus from Judas Maccabeus - Alexandre Guilmant
  • Tuba Tune - Reginald Porter-Brown
  • Cantilenè (Op.29, No.2) - Gabriel Pierné
  • Handel in the Strand - Percy Grainger (arr. Stochmeier)
  • Folk Tune - Percy Whitlock
  • Toccata in D minor - Albert Reneaud

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 3
Date: 3pm, Sunday 2nd September 2018
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.
An inspiring teacher and educator, he has devised and written several recital programmes blending words and music and has created and directed several series of piano and chamber concerts. Duncan is a Piano Tutor at the University of Southampton.

Duncan is also a talented organist and has played our Sweetland organ on several previous occasions. We are really looking forward to hearing his performance!


  • Fantasy & Galliard - William Byrd
  • Dialogue - Nicolas de Grigny
  • Pavane & Galliard - John Bull
  • Prelude on Rhosymedre - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Psalm Preludes (Set 1, Nos.1 & 2) - Herbert Howells
  • Rhapsody No.3 - Herbert Howells
  • Prelude & Variations on a Ground Bass (Op.22) - Ernest Farrar
  • Fantasie in E flat - Camille Saint-Saens

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 4
Date: 3pm, Sunday 16th September 2018
Organist: Simon Clarkson

Simon Clarkson was born in Lancashire and attended Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Blackburn. He was awarded an Entrance Scholarship to read for a degree in Music at Edinburgh University, where he studied with the composers Kenneth Leighton and Edward Harper, and musicologist Michael Tilmouth. At this time he also became Organ Scholar of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, accompanying its choir in daily services, concerts, broadcasts and tours abroad. In 1985 he was a Finalist in the National Young Organist of the Year competition, held in Bolton Town Hall.

By the time he graduated he had become a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and gained an ARCM performer’s diploma along with six prizes at the RCO. As the first winner of the university’s Anderson Organ Prize, he was able to travel to Paris and Caen for a period of further organ study.

Since 1987 he has pursued a varied career as a teacher (including periods as Director of Music at St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, and at Giggleswick School) and as a soloist and accompanist on both the piano and organ. He became an examiner for ABRSM in 1999, and continues in this role alongside his work as Head of Academic Music and Organist at Sherborne Girls. He regularly contributes to the weekly recital series in Sherborne Abbey, as well as playing with several ensembles in the South West.

When not performing, teaching or examining music he remains active as a composer and arranger – and has even been heard on Radio 3!

Simon played for us last year and we are delighted to welcome him back.


  • Processional - William Harris
  • Daphne - Anon (Dutch, 17th century)
  • Choral Preludes - C Hubert H Parry:
    St Ann's
  • Concerto in D - Avison, arranged Clifford Harker
    Allegro spiritoso
    Air with Variation
  • Epithalamium - Healey Willan
  • Praeludium in E - Vincent Lubeck
  • Butterflies in the rain - Sherman Myers
  • Finale (Symphony No 2) - Charles-Marie Widor

Concert Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 5
Date: 3pm, Sunday 30th September 2018
Organist: Tobias Rihm

Tobias Rihm studied “historical keyboards”, solo chant and organ at the University of Wuerzburg, Bavaria before moving to the UK. He lives in Poole and works in the clinical sector. Since 2010 he has acted as an organist at local churches in North Dorset where he lived before and at St Peter's Church at Parkstone, either playing for services or for concerts. He is also the musical director and soloist in the 'Collegium Musicum Dorset'. In August he featured in the well-established lunchtime recitals at Sherborne Abbey.


  • Fantasia & Fugue on the Choral 'Ad nos, ad salutarem undam' - Franz Liszt
  • Sonata No.1 in d-minor (Op.11) - August Gottfried Ritter
  • Allegro con fuoco from Symphony No.9 'The New World' – Antonin Dvorak

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