Popular lunchtime concerts with John Kitchen
Monday 30 April 2018
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.
FOUR CONCERTS WITH JOHN KITCHEN
Tuesday 10 April at 1.10pm
Music to celebrate Easter
John’s programme will include an Offertoire for Easter Day by the French composer Boëly and Guilmant’s Paraphrase on ‘See the conquering hero comes’ based on the well-known tune by Handel. There will also be music by Bach, Healey Willan, and the celebrated Easter hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni.
Monday 16 April at 1.10pm
Organ music by Franz Liszt
A programme entirely of works by Liszt, including both original organ pieces and transcriptions of his own and other composers’ music. The main piece is his dramatic Variations on ‘Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen’; shorter works include Tu es Petrus, the Ave Maria von Arcadelt, the Adagio in D flat and a version of Mozart’s famous Ave verum corpus.
Monday 23 April at 1.10pm
Masterworks from the Netherlands
All the music in today’s programme is Dutch, and includes works by the 17th-century master Sweelinck, as well as more recent pieces by Feike Asma, Cor Kee and Hendrik Andriessen.
Monday 30 April at 1.10pm
Another programme of audience requests
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**