Glasgow Cathedral are very pleased to announce a series of Organ recitals which will take place from the end of May. 2014 saw the beginning of a fundraising campaign to further the work the music department of this beautiful church does. Many of you will have been touched by the choir’s contribution to many major events in the past year, including the service following the sorrowful events at the Clutha Vaults, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and much more. In order for them to continue this great work, some amount of funding is required.
Our organ is one of the most famous in the country, built in 1879 by Henry Willis and finally redesigned and reconstructed by Harris and Harris in 1996. This vast instrument brings a lot of joy to anyone who hears it.
Launching the series of recitals on May 31st, will be Simon Hogan, former Organ Scholar at none other than the prestigious St Paul’s Cathedral. Currently working as Assistant Director of Music atSouthwell Minster, Simon is a fresh face in the organist world, studying under some of the world’s greatest in this field. It is a great honour to have Simon join us for this special evening which will include the magnificent L’Ascension by Olivier Messiean. This wonderful programme will resonate throughout the walls of Glasgow Cathedral with a sound which can only be described as awe-inspiring.
The next in the series is amazingly talented Sophie Veronique Choplin, flying in from Paris, Sophie is world renowned for her skills as an organist, with a very special twist. Along with the playing of this magnificent instrument, she takes requests from the audience for popular music, theme tunes and many more varieties. This evening is not to be missed. Sophie is very much looking forward to the opportunity to play in our great city.
There are going to be many more recitals from organists of various different styles and genres, so to make sure you are kept up to date, head to our facebook page Glasgow Cathedral Music and give us a like.