Organ 30th Anniversary Celebration

The Walker Organ…..30 Years On!
 
On Saturday 20 November St Peter & St Paul’s Church Bromley will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the installation of the J.W. Walker organ with a recital of Organ & Choral Classics given by William McVicker with the Choir of Bromley Parish Church conducted by Director of Music, Frank Roddy.
 
The concert starts at 6pm and entry is free, but there will be a retiring collection in aid of Aphasia Reconnect (https://aphasiareconnect.org) and Bromley Parish Church’s music fund (https://www.bromleyparishchurch.org/music)
 
Refreshments will be available and there will be a stall to find out more about the work of Aphasia Reconnect.
 
The programme includes several items which featured in the inaugural concert in 1991: Parry’s coronation anthem I was Glad, sung here in its original 1902 version, Bach’s iconic Toccata & Fugue in d minor (BWV 565) and Franck’s monumental Choral No 3 in A minor.
 
Choral items include William Mathias’s setting of Psalm 67: Let all the people praise Thee, O God and Charles Wood’s setting of World War I poet Charles Hamilton Sorley’s Expectans Expectavi.
 
The instrument’s French accent is addressed in Louis Vierne’s Carillon de Westminster and Boëllmann’s Suite Gothique.  And there are some surprises: a set of variations by Norwegian composer Sløgedal and Santuary of the Heart by one of the early twentieth century’s finest composers of light music, Albert Ketèlbey.
 
Please come along and support us for an evening of celebration and fun.
 
If you can’t come along but would like to contribute to the work of Aphasia Reconnect, please see these pages:
 
https://aphasiareconnect.org/support-us/donate/
 

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