Ludlow Arts: Classical

Anthony Pinel, organ
St Chad, Shrewsbury

Saturday 12 August 2017 at 1:00pm

St Laurence, Ludlow

Alexandre Guilmant: March on a theme of Handel
Robert Schumann: Two Canonic Studies Op.56 (No.4 in A flat; No.5 in B minor)
Eugène Gigout: Scherzo from Dix Pièces pour Orgue
Percy Whitlock: Plymouth Suite Allegro risoluto, Lantana, Chanty, Salix, Toccata

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

Anthony Pinel was born in Sutton Coldfield and graduated from Huddersfield. After a year as Organ Scholar of Birmingham Cathedral he was appointed Assistant Organist of Bristol Cathedral where he accompanied seven Choral Services each week in addition to making several recordings with the Cathedral Choir and undertaking tours of Germany and the USA. He also took part in many live broadcasts of Choral Evensong on Radio 3 and was conductor of Bristol Cathedral Chamber Choir. After a period as Acting Organist and Master of the Choristers of Bristol Cathedral, Anthony moved to St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, described by Queen Elizabeth I as ‘the fairest and goodliest Parish Church’. Under his direction the choir produced two CDs, were involved in many broadcasts on local and national radio and television and made a trip to the USA in 2001. He was Assistant Director of City of Bristol Choir and taught the piano and organ at Clifton College and Colston's Collegiate School.

After 3 years at St. Peter's Church, Morristown, New Jersey, USA (during which he gave recitals at The Riverside Church, New York, Princeton University Chapel and St. Mary the Virgin, New York) Anthony Pinel returned to England as Organist and Master of the Choristers of Grimsby Parish Church, now Grimsby Minster, where he conducted the five choral services each week. He was Assistant Director of Music of Louth Choral Society and Grimsby Bach Choir. In September 2014 he took up the position of Director of Music at St. Chad's, Shrewsbury and has recently begun to work in the Music Department at Wrekin College. He holds the Associate diploma of both The Royal College of Music and The Royal College of Organists.

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.

Large screen video projection of the performer.

Unreserved seating
Free: retiring collection

All recitals at St Laurence's are listed on

Anthony Pinel
The Snezler organ in St Laurence, Ludlow
The organ console.