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Organ Day  27 January 2018
2.30 - 3.00 pm


Recital: Richard Gowers

Richard Gowers (b. 1994) became a prize-winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists aged 17, won first prize at the 2013 Northern Ireland International Organ Competition and studied at the Mendelssohn Conservatoire in Leipzig with a Nicholas Danby Trust bursary. From 2014 to 2017 he was organ scholar at King’s College, Cambridge and played for the 2016 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. He graduated from Cambridge University with a starred first class degree in Music. His teachers have included David Goode, Stefan Engels, Frédéric Blanc and Gordon Stewart.

He has frequently played live on BBC Radio 3, as well as Radio 4, MPR, Norddeutsche Rundfunk and BBC Two and BBC Four television. His career as a concert organist has seen recitals around the world, including major UK venues: Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, St Albans International Organ Festival, Reading and Leeds Town Halls and King’s College, Cambridge. He made solo tours to the United States in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Past recitals also include a Bach series at Brisbane City Hall in Australia for the 2015 Brisbane Baroque Festival, the Hallgrimskirkja in Iceland, Dresden Cathedral and the Nikolaikirche in Leipzig, Germany.

He has performed as a keyboard player with several major orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, OAE, AAM, Aurora Orchestra, Endymion, Hanover Band, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Concert Orchestra and The King's Consort. Richard currently studies Piano (Collaborative) with Michael Dussek and Joseph Middleton at the Royal Academy of Music and is Organist of the Old Royal Naval Chapel in Greenwich. .

JS Bach (1685 - 1750)

Prelude & Fugue in G (BWV 550)

Healy Willan (1880 - 1968)

Introduction, Passacaglia & Fugue


Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
(arr: Gowers)

Zwischenspiel
(orchestral interlude from
Feuersnot Op. 50)

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