Full Programme of Bedford Park Organ Recitals Published

Angela Sones of Lichfield to perform next at St. Michael and All Angels

Angela Sones

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February 26, 2024

This year’s programme of lunchtime organ recitals at St. Michael and All Angels has been announced.

There is a full line up for the season starting with organists Angela Sones of Lichfield be performing on Friday 1 March.

She has performed in cathedrals in Bradford, Newcastle, Hereford, Derby and Birmingham, as well as at Leeds Minster and Tewkesbury Abbey. She follows organists from Poland, Italy and Austria who have played in Chiswick in recent months.

The concerts take place from 12.30 to 1.15pm on the first Friday of the month in the Arts & Crafts church close to Turnham Green tube station.

The event now has a new co-sponsor to help fund its increasingly international programme. The care provider Home Instead, Chiswick & Hammersmith, supporting the organ recitals alongside Ballet4Life, which has sponsored the concerts for several years.

Admission is free with a collection to help pay for the music provision at St Michael & All Angels.

Fr Kevin Morris, vicar of St Michael & All Angels, said, “Ten years after our Inaugural Recital by Jeremy Filsell of Washington National Cathedral, our organ is establishing an international reputation. Visiting organists from Europe and Asia - as well as those in Britain - are full of praise for the instrument and we’ve had some amazing performances.

“Our director of music, Jonathan Dods, has brought us a wonderfully diverse repertoire of organists, as well as being a highly accomplished organist himself, as we hear each week in our services.”

The 2024 organists and recital dates are:

March 1: Angela Sones (Lichfield)
April 5th: Ben Markovic (St Martin in the Fields)
May 3rd: James Perkins – 2022 details (London)
June 7th (Bedford Park Festival): David Bendix Nielsen (Copenhagen)
July 5th: Richard Brasier (German Lutheran Church, London)
September 6th: Jake Scicinski (Royal College of Music)
October 4th: Andrew Wells (St George’s Campden Hill)
November 1st: Jack Redman (St Peter’s Acton Green)
December 6th: Timara Easter – 2022 details (Concert organist)

The organ was built in Switzerland by the specialist firm La Manufacture d'Orgues St Martin and installed in the church in 2013. It has 1,667 pipes, many of which were sponsored by individuals and groups under the church's Pipe Up! appeal. Other funds were raised from the Bedford Park Festival, fund-raising Balls and a Hymnathon.


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