Student shines on organ

The student followed the master to All Saints last Monday, when Jonathan Allsopp played the Father Willis organ.

He currently studies with Tom Bell, who was part of the duo the previous week. Jonathan’s technique is awesome and his articulation very impressive indeed.

His programme took us from Bach, Father and son C.P.E. to Edward Marsh, born in the latter part of the 20th century. His piece was a ‘toccata influenced by a well-known TV mail operative possessing a monochrome feline.’ entitled Pat le facteur. Work it out for yourselves. We also heard the lovely, gentle Farewell to Stromness by the Master of the Queen’s Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

Jonathan moves to Durham in September to take up the organ scholarship at the Cathedral while studying for a degree in Music at Durham University.

The performer on 18th August will be Stephen Disley from Southwark Cathedral. He will play music by Buxtehude, Bach, Handel, Walton, Whitlock, Cocker , Martin, Harris and Bonnet.

The concert begins at 7.30 pm and tickets are £8 at the door. Refreshments are available during the interval.

For any further information please contact Marion Lovell on 01424 815 247.