The Organ
The Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal
Registered Charity No.:285222, London N22 7AY

2014 Concert Series

7:00pm (note new earlier start time)

Note: The AP management reserve the right to alter dates up to six weeks before a concert.

Tuesday February 25th: Illumina presents music for Organ and Trumpet.

Trumpet and organ duo Illumina consists of trumpeter Ellie Lovegrove and organist Richard Moore. Together they have performed in venues including Trinity College, Oxford, All Saints, Hertfordshire, and St Paul's Cathedral, London. They are currently working on a recording project, which will come to fruition later this year, of Petr Eben's seminal work for trumpet and organ, Okna. Keen to promote modern music, Illumina have recently commissioned a work from young composer Paul Burke: the five movement work will receive its premiere at St Paul's Cathedral in May, as part of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music's 2014 programme.

A graduate of the Royal College of Music, London, Ellie received tuition from Paul Beniston, Neil Brough and Michael Laird. With the RCM Orchestras she worked with highly acclaimed conductors Bernard Haitink, Andrew Litton, and Martin Andre, and in her final year was awarded the RCM Brass Ensemble Prize and Brass Faculty Winner of the RCM Concerto Competition.

Professionally, Ellie has performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, performing live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the 2013 Proms, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Cheltenham Festival, RTE Concert Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Southbank Sinfonia, Southern Sinfonia, English Philharmonia, Guildford Philharmonic, British Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales Brass Ensemble, London Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Ensemble, English National Opera Brass and the London Brass Virtuosi. She has also deputised on the London Philharmonic Orchestra's "Future Firsts" scheme, including performances at the Royal Festival Hall and The 100 Club. Ellie has also performed the Haydn and Vivaldi concertos with orchestras in London, and performed with soprano Carleen Ebbs in The London Handel Festival on period instrument. Ellie has performed fanfares for Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, and enjoys a varied freelance career.

Richard currently holds the William and Irene Miller Organ Scholarship at St Paul's Cathedral. He read Music as Organ Scholar of St John's College, Oxford, where he was responsible for the Chapel music programme, including curating a celebrity organ recital series showcasing the 2008 Aubertin organ. Alongside playing for chapel liturgies, he was active as an accompanist, and also featured on commercial recordings with the choirs of St John's and Exeter College. In September 2011 Richard took up a place at the Royal College of Music, studying Organ with David Graham. During his time at the RCM he was involved in the Historical Performance department, including the 24 Violons du Roi project, which culminated in an appearance at the BBC Proms. In July 2013 Richard graduated from the MMus degree with distinction, attaining the Walford Davies prize in organ performance, and continues his studies with Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer-Choplin and David Graham.

Other dates TBA shortly.