‘Bach and Friends’, the first UK complete performance of Orgelbüchlein and the Orgelbüchlein Project takes place in September 2022 in London.
Entry to each concert is free, and will be presented by broadcaster Zeb Soanes.
The series is promoted by the Royal College of Organists, with the generous support of Professor Chris Wood.
Temple Church, 10am – ‘Laws and Canons’
Charles Andrews, organ
Pieces by: David Matthews, Gerald Barry, John Caldwell, Kalevi Aho, Guy Bovet, John Butt, Poul Ruders, John Frandsen, Andrew Synnott, Tarik O’ Regan, Louis Andriessen, Thomas Ospital, Ad Wammes, Ullrich Böhme. By Bach: BWV 600 618 620 624 635 636 643.
St Brides, Fleet Street 11.30am – ‘Symbols and Pictures’
William Whitehead, organ
Pieces by: Alastair Putt, Grayston Ives, Naji Hakim, Franz Danksagmüller, Judith Bingham, Diana Burrell, Robert Saxton, Enjott Schneider, Anthony Powers, William Whitehead, Edward Higginbottom, Rhian Samuel, Vincent Paulet, Daniel Beilschmidt. By Bach: BWV 607 621 622.
St Andrew’s Holborn 1.30pm – ‘Trinity’
Tom Bell, organ, with special guests, the Fred Thomas Trio
Pieces by: Solfa Carlile, Robert Quinney, Geoffrey Webber, Sally Beamish, Joris Verdin, Till Alexander Körber, Matthew Martin, David Briggs. By Bach: BWV 629 632 633 639.
St James Garlickhythe 3pm – Launch of Vol 3
Kyoko Canaway, organ
Pieces by: Bryan Kelly, Richard Gowers, Piet Kee, Nils Henrik Asheim, Jörg Abbing, Franz-Josef Stoiber, Joanna Marsh, Jean-Baptiste Dupont, Robert Walker, Christopher Fox, Axel Ruoff, Ernst Wally, Thomas Daniel Schlee, Andrew Carter, Thea Musgrave, Francis Grier, Jon Laukvik, Philip Moore. By Bach: BWV 609 625 637 638.
St Paul’s Cathedral, Evensong 5pm, with organ music starting at 4.30pm.
80 places are reserved for Bach and Friends audience in the Cathedral Quire, on a first come first served basis.
The music sung at Evensong will include Bach.
‘Grand scheme’ Imogen Morgan, organ
Pieces by: Cecilia McDowall, Roxanna Panufnik, Gabriel Jackson, Sven-David Sandstrøm, Justé Janulyté, Barnaby Martin, Grégoire Rolland, Guy Olivier Ferla, Richard Pantcheff. Voluntary after Evensong: Michael Stephens-Jones, BWV 627.