James Todd – Royal College of Music

Organ Recital

Wednesday  6  March 2024

On Wednesday 6 March at 1 pm, we were very pleased welcome James Todd for our lunchtime recital.

James gave his first recital here, this time last year, when his assured performance was very much appreciated, and we were not disappointed with today’s recital. The programme was very varied , and James played with both great skill and confidence. A splendid recital!


J.S. Bach  (1685-1750) Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 544
Harold Darke (1888-1976)  Rhapsody, Opus 4
Judith Weir  (b. 1954) The Wild Reeds
Max Reger  (1873-1916) Fantasie uber B-A-C-H, Op 46


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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