James Todd – Lunchtime Organ Recital

Wednesday  15 March 2023 – 1 pm to 1:45 pm

On Wednesday 15 March at 1 pm, it was a great pleasure to  welcome  James Todd on his first visit to Brentwood Cathedral for a lunchtime Organ Recital.

James thrilled us with a wonderfully assured and confident performance. We hope he may be able to return to Brentwood at some time in the future.


J.S. Bach  (1685-1750) Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
Dieterich Buxtehude   (c.1637-1707)  Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BuxWV 76 

i .. Contrapunctus I

ii .. Evolutio I

iii .. Contrapunctus II

iv .. Evolutio II

Dieterich Buxtehude   (c.1637-1707) Puer natus in Bethlehem, BuxWV 217 
Dieterich Buxtehude   (c.1637-1707) Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BuxWV 211 
Dieterich Buxtehude   (c.1637-1707) In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 197 
Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901) Organ Sonata No4 in A minor, Op.98 


James Todd, ARSM FSCO  Student at Royal College of Music

Former Organ Scholar at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool from September 2019 to July 2020.

Currently studying for a BMus (on the Organ) at the Royal College of Music, London, having obtained an ARSM on the Piano, Grade 8 Organ and Grade 7 Trombone from the ABRSM

From the age of 12 he played at services, for St. Mary’s R.C. and St. Michael’s CofE in Crewe, accompanying a choir and congregation.

This year was his third Shrewsbury Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, during which he played the Organ at various services and sang in the choir during the International Mass. He also assisted in the routine duties within our Accueil and helped with other duties related to the Assisted Pilgrims.

He was also part of Foden’s Youth Band, ending as First Trombone and was part of the Cathedral Orchestra.

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Photos – Nina How

2023 Recitals

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