Organ Day 2021

Event

18th September 2021 16:00 - 19:00

Join us for Organ Day 2021, you'll find our full programme listed below.

Organ Day 2021

Tickets to be purchased on the door

Admission, including refreshments £20  (please email catering@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk in advance)
Admission, solely to the recitals £10 
 

Programme one - 16:00- 17:00

DREW SELLIS - Prizewinner in the Oundle Organ Competition

Fiesta Emma Lou Diemer (b.1927)
Trois Impressions (Op. 72)   Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
i. Harmonies du soir,  ii. Clair de Lune, iii. La Nuit  
Pièce Héroïque (Trois Pièces pour grande orgue) César Franck (1822-1890)
Impromptu (Pièces de fantaisie, 3ème Suite) Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Méditation (Posthumous)  Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Symphonie No. 5 in f (Op. 42 No.1)  Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
i. Allegro con brio, iv. Adagio, v.Toccata  


Drew Sellis head and shoulders shotDREW SELLIS is currently a second-year Organ Scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he is reading for the Music Tripos and studying organ playing with Ann Elise Smoot and improvisation with David Briggs. His responsibilities include rehearsing for an accompanying of the Chapel’s five sung services each week and assists with the training of the choristers.

He began his musical education as Organ Scholar at St. Mary-at-Finchley Parish Church, where he learnt with Christopher Muhley and later Anne Marsden Thomas MBE, earning an ABRSM Silver Award for Grade 8 Organ at the age of 16. During this time, he also achieved ARSM Diplomas in both Saxophone and Piano. He currently holds the ARSCM and ARCO diplomas.

He is in frequent demand as an accompanist and recitalist in both liturgical and secular settings, having recently performed at The Queen’s College, Oxford, Jesus College, Cambridge, St. Lawrence Jewry, and St. Mary-at-Finchley Parish Church. He was also due to play a recital at Truro Cathedral before the COVID-19 Pandemic. Drew is currently Harry Gabb Scholar of the Royal College of Organists, and has begun working towards the FRCO diploma.


Interval

An interval of one-hour duration follows

Refreshments are available in the Welsford Restaurant, on the North-side of the Cathedral, for those who have pre-paid.


Programme two - 18:00 - 19:00

JOSHUA SIMÕES - Prizewinner in the Northern Ireland Organ Competition

Fantaisie en la (Trois Pièces) Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Adagio in e (H.63)  Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
Ettrick Banks (1985) Judith Weir (b.1954)
Master Tallis' Testament (six Pieces) Herbert Howells (1982-1983)
Les cloches dans le ciel (Paysages Euskariens) Ermend Bonnal (1880-1944)

 
Joshua Simões head and shoulder shotJOSHUA SIMÕES is a third-year BMus. student at The Royal Academy of Music, studying organ with Prof. David Titterington and improvisation with Gerard Brooks. He has taken part in masterclasses with Bine Bryndorf, Hans Davidsson, Susan Landale &  David Ponsford.

Joshua has been awarded the William John Kripps Scholarship and the Dorothy Cooper Organ prize. Recent concert appearances have included The Duke's Hall of the Royal Academy, Canterbury Cathedral, Neresheim Abbey and St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh. 

In 2020, Joshua was a “Highly Commended” prizewinner at the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition. Most recently, he has recorded works by Ed Nesbit with Delphian and the choir of Kings College London, to be released mid 2022. He has given the world premiere of  Type by Robin Haigh and To Nowhere by Carmen Ho, as part of the RAM's  Bicentenary celebrations.  Since 2021, Joshua has been the Organ Scholar at St Marylebone Church, London.