Events at St Swithun's...
The 2015 season of organ recitals...
The Friends of St Swithun's present another series of recitals on Fridays from 1.10pm (and lasting about forty minutes) using St Swithun's historic 1795 Gray organ and the reconstructed Tudor 'Wetheringsett' organ on loan from the Royal College of Organists. The schedule for these and other events is as follows...
5th June 1.10pm: Thomas Allery (Worcester College, Oxford)
12th June 1.10pm: Andrew McCrea (St Swithun's & RCO)
19th June 1.10pm: Christopher Allsop (Worcester Cathedral)
26th June 1.10pm: Justin Miller (Worcester Cathedral)
3rd July 1.10pm: Peter Shepherd (Merton College, Oxford)
10th July 1.10pm: Gerdi Troskie (Worcester)
15th July 7.00pm Festal Evensong, taken by the Reverend Canon Paul Tongue and sung by the gentlemen of the Cathedral Voluntary Choir
17th July: 1.10pm: Martin Perkins (Birmingham Conservatoire)
17th July: 7.30pm St Swithun's in use by the Elgar School of Music for a concert, proceeds to be divided between Magg's Day Dentre, St Richard's Hospice, and Acorns Children's Hospice.
24th July 1.10pm: James Perkins (London)
31st July 1.10pm: Andrew Benson-Wilson (Basingstoke)
7th August 1.10pm: Hannah Gibson (Birmingham Conservatoire)
14th August 1.10pm: Peter Bassett (Newick)
21st August 1.10pm: David Brookshaw (Worcester)
28th August 1.10pm: Roger Judd (Hereford)
Recitals will use the 1795/1844 Gray/Nicholson organ, restored by Goetze & Gwynn in 2010, and also the Wetheringsett Organ (2002), the reconstruction by Goetze & Gwynn of a Tudor organ of c.1530, which belongs to the Royal College of Organists and is on loan to St Swithun's.
Admission Free to lunchtime organ recitals (retiring collection towards maintaining and promoting the organs)