Popular lunchtime concerts with John Kitchen
Monday 08 April 2019 to Monday 29 April 2019
Join City Organist John Kitchen for his popular lunchtime concerts on the world renowned Usher Hall organ with its magnificent sound. Whether performing organ classics, adapting classical and other music or playing audience requests, John's inimitable performances and conversation will delight.
Monday 8 April Celebrating Alexandre Guilmant
This programme showcases some of the great organ music by Alexandre Guilmant, a Parisian composer and virtuoso organist who travelled widely during his career, including in the USA and England. The programme includes his well-known March on a theme of Handel, his transcription of Saint-Saëns’s The Swan and his mighty Sonata no. 5 in C minor which will sound particularly dramatic on the Usher Hall organ.
Monday 15 April Music by J.S. Bach
Bach is recognised as the greatest of all composers of organ music, and this programme pays tribute to him by offering a cross-section of music, not all originally for organ. We will hear an Italian concerto transcription, the monumental Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 546, the celebrated Jesu, joy of man’s desiring as well as some seasonal organ chorales. In lighter vein, the programme will include the ‘Jig’ Fugue, and the Air and Gavotte from the Orchestral Suite in D.
**No recital on the 22nd April**
Monday 29 April A programme of audience requests
John will once again be looking for more suggestions from audience members!
Get here early: there tends to be a queue of those booking on the day!
All tickets £4
Advance booking is recommended as there tends to be a queue to book tickets on the door.
£1.50 transaction fee applies to all online & telephone bookings