UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 09 JUNE 2021
Three BMus Organ students performed in-person at St Paul’s Cathedral Organ Giants event on Sunday 6 June, as part of its two-year long celebratory organ recital series marking 150 years of the Willis Organ of St Paul’s.
Students Charlie Francis, Oliver Neale and Joshua Hughes performed Messiaen's Offrande et Alleluia, Symphonie Gothique Andante and the first movement of Symphonie No.6 by Charles-Marie Widor respectively.
During 2021-2022, St Paul’s Cathedral’s programme will present the complete organ works of JS Bach, Mendelssohn, Robert and Clara Schumann and Brahms, with selected works demonstrating the influence of JS Bach.
This Organ Giants series runs alongside the cathedral’s normal Sunday organ recitals, and our students launched the cathedral’s in-person performances this month.
RBC Head of Organ Daniel Moult said: “RBC is the only conservatoire or university organ department that has been invited to such a prestigious series in recent times. Our students' performances were truly superb."
Pictured: (Left to right) Students Charles Francis, Oliver Neale and Joshua Hughes in St Paul’s Cathedral, London.