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