World-renowned organist and Patron of the Association, Dr Jennifer Bate OBE, will be performing an organ recital at Christ Church with St Ewan's, Bristol on Wednesday 4th May, 7:30pm.
Dr Jennifer Lucy Bate OBE is a highly acclaimed concert organist who graduated from Bristol in 1966 (BA Music). Her distinguished career has seen her enter the top rank of international organists and she has long been a favourite at all the world's great festivals. Many composers have written for her, inspired by her phenomenal technique and ability to bring out the colours of the organ. Jennifer gives master-classes worldwide and lectures on a wide range of musical subjects and is recognised as the world authority on the organ works of Olivier Messiaen, with whom she worked extensively and became his organist of choice. In 2002, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music by Bristol University in 2007 and, in 2008, was made an OBE in The Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to music.
Tickets are available on the door and include a glass of wine in the interval.
Full programme as follows:
Maestoso (Allegro moderato), from Concerto 2nd Set No. 1 in G minor (Charles Wesley 1757-1834)
Voluntary in D (Samuel Wesley 1766-1837)
ii. Fuga (Allegro moderato)
iii. March (Andante maestoso)
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 (Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750)
Sonata No 4 in B flat (Felix Mendelssohn 1809-45)
i. Allegro con brio
i. Andante religioso
iv. Allegro maestoso e vivace
March on a Theme of Handel (Alexandre Guilmant 1837-1911)
Chant de May (Joseph Jongen 1873-1953)
Grand Choeur in G (Théodore Dubois 1837-1924)
Variations on a Gregorian Theme (Jennifer Bate b. 1944)
Festal Fanfare (Jennifer Bate)