Double Organ Recital
Wednesday 19 July 2023 – 1 pm to 1:40 pm
On Wednesday 19 July, we are very pleased to welcome Barnaby Silverstone & Elliot Randall to Brentwood Cathedral for a lunchtime Recital.
Both Barnaby and Elliott are Organists from the Royal College of Music in London.
Master Tallis’s Testament
|Harold Drake||An Interlude|
|Robert Schumann||Canon in A minor|
|César Franck||Choral no 3 in A minor|
|Max Reger||Melodia Op.129|
|Gabriel Pierné||Prélude, from Trois Pièces Op.29|
Barnaby is an organist from West London currently studying as a first-year undergraduate at the Royal College of Music, where he studies organ with David Graham and Charlie Andrews.
He started playing the organ in 2019 at St. Mary’s Osterley, where he first began accompanying services. Since coming to St. Mary Magdalene, Richmond as organ scholar in 2021, Barnaby has refined his accompanying and conducting skills under Karl Dorman and Alex Knight, and has enjoyed exploring the choral and organ works of British composers such as Kenneth Leighton and Herbert Howells. Some highlights were accompanying an evensong at Southwark Cathedral and giving regular organ recitals.
Whilst at the Royal College of Music, Barnaby has gone on study trips to the Netherlands and Germany, playing historical organs in St. Bavo’s Haarlem and across Leipzig. He has also enjoyed singing Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony in the RCM chorus, taking part in organ masterclasses and exploring improvisation.
Aside from the organ, Barnaby occasionally works as a freelance bass and sings with the University of London Church Choir across cathedrals in the UK. He also gives recorder recitals and has enjoyed playing with the National Youth Recorder Orchestra. A more recent highlight was playing the recorder in award winning composer Ashley Thompson’s theatre production ‘Greenwood Dreams’ in collaboration with the Claybody Theatre.
In the future, Barnaby looks forward joining St. Mary’s Barnes as organ scholar.
Started playing the organ in 2019 and has performed throughout South Cambridgeshire and London. Elliot is now an undergraduate student at the Royal College of Music, studying with David Graham and Charlie Andrews.
He began his organ career through the Micheal Swindlehurst Organ Scholarship in St. Marys, Saffron Walden with Oliver King, where he would regularly play for services and conduct the Choir. After holding the scholarship for two years Elliot was awarded a place.
Photo – Martin Pye et al
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