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10:47am Thursday 27th September 2012 in Entertainments
THE prestigious Emery Recital is to be given by Salisbury Cathedral’s newly appointed assistant director of music.
John Challenger, pictured, will give his first recital on the Father Willis organ next month, opening with William Walton’s Crown Imperial March, and featuring music by Buxtehude, Bach, Gibbons, Hollins, Vierne and Messiaen, before concluding with David Briggs’ thrilling transcription of the final movement of the Organ Symphony by Camille Saint-Saëns.
John said: “I am still very much enjoying getting to know the famous Father Willis organ in the cathedral, and it is a privilege to have daily contact with such a sublime and historical instrument. While the organ is integral to leading the worship of the cathedral, it is also a fantastic concert instrument and I hope to demonstrate this in my recital.”
The recital will be held on Wednesday, October 10 at 7.30pm.
Tickets, £8 from salisburycathedral.org.uk or on the door.