The Organ
The Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal
Registered Charity No.:285222, London N22 7AY
Wednesday 4th August 2010, 7:30pm

Three Bright Young Stars

Benjamin Morris, Richard Dawson, Laurence Williams


Benjamin MORRIS
1.) Paean - Kenneth LEIGHTON
2.) Sonata No.2 in C minor - Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY
3.) First movement from Trio Sonata No. 1 in E flat - J.S.BACH
4.) Fugue in G minor - Marcel DUPRE

Richard DAWSON
5.) Elegy - Sir George THALBEN-BALL
6.) Will o' the Wisp - Gordon Balch NEVIN
7.) Bolero de Concert - James LEFBURE-WELY


8.) Crown Imperial - Sir William WALTON
9.) Prelude et Fugue sur le nom d'ALAIN - Maurice DURUFLE

10.) Kyrie, Gott Heiligern Geist BWV 671 J.S.BACH
11.) Impromptu - Louis VIERNE
12.) Aria - Flor PEETERS
13.) Fantasia and Toccata in D minor - Sir Charles Villiers STANFORD.

Benjamin Morris has been playing the organ since he was twelve. He learned at his local church, St Michaels, Basingstoke, firstly with Robin Walker who was Director of Music at the time, and later with Colin Davey, of St Michael and All Angels, Southampton. He took his Grade 8 organ in 2008 and achieved a distinction. From 2006 - 2010 Ben was Organ Scholar at St Michael s Church, Basingstoke. He currently studies organ with Richard Pinel at St George s Chapel, Windsor. In September he will take up the position of Organ Scholar at Gloucester Cathedral, and he is Organ Scholar Elect to Jesus College, Cambridge for 2011, reading for a degree in Music.

Richard Dawson first began playing the keyboard at the age of 6, and started learning the organ, aged 13, with Toby Barnard after joining the choir at Emmanuel Parish Church, Wylde Green in 2004. He currently studies with Andrew Fletcher. Richard is a Music Scholar at Aldridge School and, during his time there, has won numerous awards for his efforts towards music. He holds a distinction at grade 8 organ and is currently working towards taking his Associateship Diploma of the Royal College of Organists. He is also the organist at Emmanuel Parish Church, Bentley, where he runs a regular series of recitals in order to raise money for the restoration of the organ. As the Organ Scholar at Wylde Green, Richard has recently been awarded the Organ Scholarship for Emmanuel College, Cambridge, a post that he will take up in September 2010.

Laurence Williams started his musical career as a chorister at Westminster Abbey. He was then awarded a Music Scholarship to Tonbridge School. He took a gap year as Organ Scholar at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle before going to Cambridge University where he is currently reading Music with a Choral Scholarship at Trinity College.


The Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal will be selling copies of “The Finest Concert Organ in Europe” at £2.00 and “Alexandra Palace & People” by Fred Clarke at £2.00.

The Friends of the Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal will be providing opportunities to check the addresses of all Friends and to take the names of all those who wish to join.

Jean and Sid Perkins will be selling CD’s, Cassettes and sheet music.