The Organ
The Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal
Registered Charity No.:285222, London N22 7AY
was Wednesday 7th September 2022, 7.00pm

due to circumstances beyond our control

Richard Gowers

Our next concert is on Wednesday 7 September at 7pm and features the wonderfully talented young organist, Richard Gowers. Richard will be appearing at the 2022 BBC Proms (Prom 17 & 59) as Orchestral Organist.

Richard grew up in Cambridge and was a chorister at Kings College – singing the famous first verse of Once in royal David’s city in 2007. He spent a year studying organ and piano at the Mendelssohn Conservatoire in Leipzig before returning to King’s as organ scholar in 2014-2017 and graduating with a starred first in Music. With King’s College Choir he performed at major venues and festivals around the world, including Aldeburgh Festival, BBC Proms 2016, Concertgebouw, MDR Musiksommer, Rheingau, Vancouver and tours of the USA and China. In 2018 he released a critically-acclaimed debut CD of Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur, which was a Gramophone ‘Editor’s Choice’.

Richard is based in London, where he combines performing with teaching positions at Cambridge University, Tiffin and Westminster Schools and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He is the Director of Music at St Saviour’s Church, Pimlico, where he conducts several choirs, curates a concert series and runs the music outreach programme Sing After School. During the Covid-19 pandemic he has made numerous recordings for the 6000-strong Self-Isolation Choir. In May 2020 he started an online harmony course aimed at levelling up disadvantaged music students from diverse backgrounds, which has since been adopted annually by Cambridge University.

Tickets are available at the door. £15 and £10 for Friends of the APOA - Students will be admitted free.