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Evening Organ Recital - Robert Qiunney

Evening Organ Recital

Wednesday 6 November 7.30pm 

Robert Quinney
New College, Oxford

You are invited to join us at 6.45pm for a pre-recital reception

Programme:

Naji Hakim Variation on two themes
J. S. Bach Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C (BWV 564)
Matthew Martin Triptych
J. S. Bach 2 Preludes on Allein Gott (BWV 663 and 664)
Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue in E minor
Howells Psalm Prelude, ‘O sing unto the Lord’ (set 2 no. 3)

Robert Quinney is Organist of New College, Oxford. In addition to the daily direction of New College’s world-famous choir, his work comprises teaching, lecturing, and examining, as a Tutorial Fellow of the college and an Associate Professor at the University Faculty of Music. He also maintains a parallel career as a solo organist, and he is a prolific recording artist: his discs of organ music by J.S. Bach, Elgar, Dupré, Wagner and Brahms – and several CDs with the Choir of Westminster Abbey and The Sixteen – have been widely acclaimed.  A noted Bach specialist, in February 2017 Robert performed Bach’s major organ works at London’s South Bank.

Robert Quinney read music at King’s College, Cambridge, where he was Organ Scholar. After four years as Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, he became Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey in 2004. While at the Abbey he performed on concert tours to the United States, Australia and Russia, at several televised services – including the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – and on the BBC TV documentary Westminster Abbey. In April 2013 he moved to Peterborough Cathedral, where he was Director of Music for sixteen months before moving to Oxford. Between 2009 and 2014 he was Director of Oundle for Organists, whose residential courses continue to attract young organists from all over the world.

Admission free with retiring collection in aid of Cathedral Music


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