26th Jun, 2022

Free classical music recitals return to Coventry's Holy Trinity Church to boost organ appeal

POPULAR free lunchtime music recitals return to Coventry’s Holy Trinity Church in Broadgate at 1pm tomorrow (Saturday, February 26).

Launching the spring series will be organist Andrew Price with a programme of music from England, France and Germany, including pieces by Vaughan Williams in celebration of the 150th anniversary this year of the composer’s birth in the Cotswold village of Down Ampney.

Andrew, who was born in Chelmsford in Essex, moved to Coventry in 1992 with his wife Sarah and since then until 2015, he made music his full-time occupation. He is now retired from the piano teaching work at Bablake and Blue Cat Schools.

He was also assistant director of music and organist at Holy Trinity Church, Coventry, until 2001 and has been back here again since September 2013 as a member of Holy Trinity’s triumvirate of organists.

Any donations made on Saturday will go towards the Holy Trinity Pipe Organ Appeal.

The full programme

Trumpet Tune Daniel Bishop (b.1981)

Praeludium in G minor (BuxWV148) Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Voluntary in D John Stanley (1713-1786)

(Adagio – Trumpet Minuet – Adagio – Eccho’s Allegro Moderato)

Prelude on Welsh hymn tune ‘Bryn Calfaria’ Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Prelude on French hymn tune ‘Christe Sanctorum’ Derek Healey (b.1936)

Meditation on Irish hymn tune ‘Slane’ Eric H Thiman (1900-1975)

Berceuse Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

(from ‘24 Pièces en Style Libre’)

Grand Choeur in A No 10 of Dix Pieces Theodore Salome (1834-1896)

Visit holytrinitycoventry.org.uk or call 02476 220418 for more and go to facebook. com/holytrinitycoventryorganappeal to follow the appeal on Facebook.


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