Ludlow Arts: Classical

Charles Maxtone-Smith

New College, Oxford

Saturday 22 July 2017 at 1:00pm

St Laurence, Ludlow

Mendelssohn: Prelude and Fugue in C minor Op.37 No.1
JS Bach: Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot BWV678
Brahms: Herzlich tut mich verlangen Op.122 No.11
Gaston Litaize: Epiphanie
Maurice Duruflé: Méditation
Jean Langlais: Chant de paix and Chant héroïque from Neuf pièces
Flor Peeters: Toccata, Fugue et Hymne sur Ave maris Stella Op.28

The fifth of a series of 9 Saturday lunchtime recitals on St Laurence's famous Snetzler organ with large screen video projection of the performers.

Charles Maxtone-Smith is currently organ scholar at New College, Oxford, where his work involves playing for services and assisting in the training of the probationers and choristers. He has just completed his first year studying for a degree in music at the University of Oxford. Having been a music scholar at Winchester College, he took up the gap-year organ scholarship at Hereford Cathedral, which involved taking part in the Three Choirs Festival at Gloucester.

Charles has given organ recitals across the country, notably in Hereford, Winchester, Truro, Southwark and Coventry cathedrals; St George's Chapel, Windsor; The Queen's College, Oxford and Clare College, Cambridge. Having studied with Simon Bell and Malcolm Archer, he now studies with Stephen Farr. A prizewinner of the Royal College of Organists, he passed his FRCO in July 2016. Since 2014 he has been assistant organist at the Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy in Wiltshire.

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

Charles Maxtone-Smith

The Snetzler organ in St Laurence, Ludlow

The organ console.