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

2015 Concert Series

Note: With the exception of the March concert the AP management reserve the right to alter dates up to six weeks before the concert.

Tuesday January 20th, 7:00pm

Gerard Brooks

International Concert Organist.

Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933) ~ Nun Danket alle Gott op.65 no.59

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) ~ In dir ist Freude

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
~ Hornpipe from the Water Music
~ Hallelujah Chorus arr. Dubois

Theodore Dubois (1837-1924) ~ Toccata

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) ~ Three Impromptus

J.Arthur Meale (1880-1932) ~ Fountain Melody

William Southcombe Lloyd Webber (1914-82)
~ Arietta
~ Dedication March

Alexis Chauvet (1837-1971) ~ Grand Choeur in C

Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) ~ Marche Funebre et Chant Seraphique

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
~ Marche du Veilleur de Nuit (from Bach's Memento)
~ Symphony no. 4 (original 1872 version)
~ Toccata ~ Fugue ~ Adagio ~ Finale

GERARD BROOKS was appointed Director of Music at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster in 2008. Prior to this, he was for twenty years Associate Director of Music at All Souls, Langham Place. He is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and Organ Tutor for the Royal College of Organists/St. Giles Organ School, and for Latymer Upper School.

He was first taught the organ by John Webster, and continued his studies with Susi Jeans whilst organ scholar at Lincoln College, Oxford. After winning the Stephen Arlen Award, he went to Strasbourg Conservatoire as a pupil of Daniel Roth, returning to England after two years to continue his studies with Nicolas Kynaston.

He has made over a dozen solo recordings on the Priory label, among them the complete organ music of Eugene Gigout and Camille Saint-Saens; he presents and plays on the Fugue State Films DVD productions "The Genius of Cavaille-Coll" and "Widor: Master of the Organ Symphony" (the latter scheduled for release in 2015).

Palm court entrance.
Admission by programme on the door : £10 standard, £7 for Friends of the Appeal, students free of charge.

Thursday March 5th, 7:30pm. Royal College of Music Philharmonic Orchestra.

Martin Andre conductor
Claire Wickes flute
RCM Philharmonic
RCM Brass Ensemble*
Roger Harvey director*

Walton (arr Christopher Palmer) Crown Imperial*
Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
Nielsen Flute Concerto
Holst The Planets op 32

Tickets available here

Further details and other dates TBA