Concert organist Benjamin Sheen makes a welcome return to the series with a programme entitled In London Town, performing music from his recent acclaimed CD.
Benjamin Sheen, currently Director of Music at Jesus College Cambridge, is an established concert artist on both sides of the Atlantic. Hailed as a “brilliant organist” by the New York Times, he is the 2013 winner of the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize in the inaugural Longwood Gardens Organ Competition, and that same year received Second Prize and the Jon Laukvik prize at the St. Alban’s International Organ Competition. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the Juilliard School, is a prize- winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and the 2011 recipient of the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medal.
As a concert organist, Mr. Sheen has performed throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Singapore, and South Africa. He has also made concerto appearances with the Auckland Philharmonic and Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City. Prior to Cambridge he held the post of Sub-Organist at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford and before that he spent eight years at the famed Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York City as Associate Organist and as Acting Director of Music after the death of John Scott in 2015. In 2021, he released the inaugural recording on the new Dobson organ at Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue featuring organ works and transcriptions from Great Britain, some of which you have heard this evening.
For further information and details of upcoming performances, please see www.bensheen.com.
William WALTON (1902-1983) arranged by Tom Winpenny
March for ‘A History of the English-Speaking Peoples’
Judith BINGHAM (b. 1952)
St. Bride, assisted by angels
Percy WHITLOCK (1903-1946)
Fantasie Choral no. 1 in D-flat major
Philip MOORE (b. 1943)
Kerensa BRIGGS (b. 1991)
Light in Darkness
Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) arranged by George Martin
Imperial March, Op. 32
Francis POTT (b. 1957)
Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912)
Three Impromptus, Op. 78
I. Allegro, ma non troppo
II. Molto moderato
III. Allegro molto
John IRELAND (1914-1922) arranged by David Maw
Threnody, from Concertino Pastorale
Percy WHITLOCK (1903-1946)
Scherzetto, from Organ Sonata in C minor
Charles Villiers STANFORD (1852-1924)
Fantasia and Toccata in D minor, Op. 59
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St Andrew’s Church,
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Concert starts 7.30pm
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