Ludlow Arts: Classical


Anne Michael and Kurt Rampton,organ

post-graduate organ students of Birmingham Conservatoire

Saturday 16 May 2017 at 1:00pm

St Laurence, Ludlow

Anne Michael

Franz Danksamüller: AlabasterLichtWand
Brahms: Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele (Elf Choralvorspiele)
Mendelssohn: Präludium und Fuge in C minor, Op.37

Kurt Rampton

Julius Reubke: Sonata in C minor on the 94th Psalm

The second of a series of 9 Saturday lunchtime recitals on St Laurence's famous Snetzler organ with large screen video projection of the performers who are organ students at Birmingham Conservatoire.

Once again, we are delighted to continue our strong and continuing relationship with the Organ Department at Birmingham Conservatoire under its Head of Department, Henry Fairs. Daniel Moult, organ tutor at the Conservatoire, will collaborate with two post-graduate students who will present a joint recital on the Snetzler organ.

With twenty five students, a world-class faculty and a new home on the horizon, the Organ Department at Birmingham Conservatoire enjoys a reputation as a leading centre for organ studies in the UK.

In addition to full-time graduates and post-graduates, many gifted young professional musicians who, through the Conservatoire Junior Fellowship scheme, gain valuable experience of working at conservatoire level and receive support for competition preparation, research and performance projects. Current postgraduates (including musicians from cathedrals at Ely, Lichfield, Birmingham, Peterborough, St George's Chapel, Windsor, St Paul's Cathedral as well as international students from Germany, Norway, Japan and Hong Kong) include prizewinners at diploma, national and international competition level.

Recent undergraduates include several Royal College of Organists prizewinners who have gone on to positions at cathedrals in Worcester, Chelmsford, St Davids, Liverpool, Hexham (Abbey), Chester, Norwich and St Wenzel Naumburg (Germany).

The arrival of a major new instrument at the University of Birmingham in 2015 and the Conservatoire's move to new, purpose-built home this year (together with new instruments and state-of-the-art facilities) promises to provide a unique set of resources that will further equip our students to become leaders in the profession.

The city of Birmingham boasts a vibrant cultural scene that includes the CBSO, BCMG and regular concerts by world renowned City Organist, Thomas Trotter. With three concert hall organs on our doorstep, plus the libraries of the Royal College of Organists and British Institute of Organ Studies in the city and tuition by internationally renowned musicians, Birmingham provides an ideal environment for the serious study, research and performance of organ art music.

The organ in St Laurence's is one of the finest Parish Church organs in England. At its heart is the 19-stop 1764 organ by the Swiss maker John Snetzler. This was enlarged in the C19 by Gray and Davison to form the magnificent 4-manual instrument that we have today.

Unreserved seating
Free: retiring collection

All recitals at St Laurence's are listed on www.organrecitals.com

The Snetzler organ in St Laurence, Ludlow

The organ console.