Binns Organ Concerts 2021

Albert Hall, North Crocus Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5AA
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Albert Hall Nottingham
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Four concerts on Nottingham's historic Binns Organ, not heard since 2019: 


Saturday 14 August | 2.45pm - Ben Giddens (St Martin-in-the Fields) | Tickets £6 (under 16s FREE)

Fanfare - John Cook (1918-1984)

Rhapsody on a Ground - Heathcote Statham (1889-1973)

Miniature Suite - John Ireland (1979-1962)

Postlude in D minor - Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)


Prelude and Fugue in a BWV 543 - JS Bach (1685-1750)

Folk Tune - Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)

Tuba Tune - Norman Cocker (1889-1953)

Master Tallis' Testament - Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Marche Heroïque - Herbert Brewer (1865-1928)

Ben Giddens is currently Associate Organist at St Martin in the Fields, London. His duties involve accompanying the various choirs and performing at services, concerts and broadcasts. Ben combines this with a portfolio of freelance work, teaching and performing, as well as holding the post of Associate Director of Music at St James', Sussex Gardens.


Saturday 4 September | 2.45pm - Geoffrey Webber (Hampstead Parish Church) | Tickets £6 (under 16s FREE)

Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726) From the Sonate d’Intavolatura per Organo e Cimbalo (1716)
i) All’Offertorio
ii) Pastorale
iii) All’Elevazione (I)
iv) Al Post Communio
v) Canzona (in G minor)

Percy Whitlock (1903-46) Sketches for Organ (on verses from the Psalms), Book 1 (1935)
i) Pastorale (Ps. XXIII/i)
ii) Duetto (Ps. LV/i)
iii) Plaint (Ps. VI/ii)
iv) Exultemus (Ps. LXXXI/i-iii)


Richard Strauss (1864-1949) Deutsche Motette, Op. 62, transcribed for organ by
Geoffrey Webber (first performance)

Louis Vierne (1870-1937) Pièce de Fantaisie, Troisième suite, Op. 54
ii) Impromptu
iv) Fantômes
vi) Carillon de Westminster

Geoffrey Webber is Organist of Hampstead Parish Church in North London, General Editor of the Church Music Society, and Associate Artistic Director of Armonico Consort. He began his musical career as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral, and continued as music scholar at the King's School, Worcester, and organ scholar at New College, Oxford, where his organ teachers included Gillian Weir and Nicholas Danby. 


Saturday 25 September | 2.45pm - David Dunnett (Norwich Cathedral) | Tickets £6 (under 16s FREE)

Triumphal March - Alfred Hollins (1865-1942)

Concerto in D Minor BWV596 arr. J S Bach - A Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Cantabile - J Jongen (1873-1953)

Sonata No.5 in D andante - F Mendelssohn (1809-47)
andante con moto – allegro


Allegro vivace (Symphony No.5) - C M Widor (1844-1937)

Arabesque No.1 - C Debussy (1862-1918)
Ballet (Petite Suite)

Popular Song (from Façade) - William Walton (1902-83)

The Knightsbridge March - E Coates (1886-1957)

David Dunnett was educated at Clare College, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music and studied the organ with John Pryer and David Sanger. After time working in America as Director of Chapel Music at the College of Wooster in Ohio he spent six years as Assistant Director of Music at Uppingham School. 


Sunday 24 October | 2.45pm - Thomas Trotter (Birmingham City Organist) | Adults £10, Over 70s £5, under 16s FREE

J.S.BACH (1685-1750) - Fantasia & Fugue in G minor BWV 542

Out of Africa:
F.PRICE (1887-1953) - Adoration

K.VOLANS (b.1949) - Walking Song6

F.SOWANDE (1905-1987) - Obangiji

J.GARDNER (1917-2011) - Five Dances: Lavolte – Pavin – Jig – Lament – Fling


C.SAINT-SAENS (1835-1921) - Rêverie du Soir arr. A.Guilmant
- Fantaisie in E flat

M.DURUFLE (1902-1986) - Prelude & Fugue on the name of ALAIN

R.WAGNER (1813-1883) - Romance to the Evening Star (Tannhäuser)
arr. E.H.Lemare

- The Ride of the Valkyries (The Valkyries)
arr. E.H.Lemare

Thomas Trotter is one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians, reflected in Her Majesty The Queen awarding him The Queen’s Medal for Music on St Cecilia’s Day 2020. He has performed in Berlin’s “Philharmonie”, the “Gewandhaus” in Leipzig, the “Concertgebouw” in Amsterdam, the “Musikverein” and the “Konzerthaus” in Vienna and London’s Royal Festival Hall. He has played inaugural concerts in places such as Princeton University Chapel USA, Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand, the Royal Albert Hall London, and Moscow's International Performing Arts Centre. He won the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Best Instrumentalist in 2002, and in 2012 he was named International Performer of the Year by the New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.



Opening Times

Binns Organ Recital - David Dunnett (25 Sep 2021)
Saturday14:45 - 16:20
Binns Organ Recital - Thomas Trotter (24 Oct 2021)
Sunday14:45 - 16:20

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