Monday 23 May 2011

Organ Music at St. Peter Mancroft Church

St. Peter Macroft Church Organ
On Saturday afternoon it was the first Mancroft Music Summer Recital of 2011 at St. Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich. This featured Kris Thomsett who is Organ Scholar at Chelmsford Cathedral.

He has recently been appointed as Organ Scholar at Norwich Cathedral a post he will hold for three years whilst studying for a degree in Music at the University of East Anglia.

The afternoon's programme consisted of Praeludium in D BuxWV 139 - Buxtehude, Fantasia 'Ut re mi so fa' - Byrd, Praeludium et Fuga in C BWV 545 - Bach, Fugue in C BuxWV 174 - Buxtehude, Praeludium in A minor BWV 543 - Bach, O Lamm Gottes, unshulgid BWV 618 - Bach, O Mensch, bewein dein Sunde gross BWV 622 - Bach, Canzon detta 'La Spiritata - Gabrieli and Praeludium in C BuxWV 137 - Buxtehude.

Kris Thomsett will be a face we will see on the Norwich music scene in the future. He turned up on Saturday in a suit and matching socks to say hello and introduce himself to us. it was a wonderful experience listening to this early music that will always inspire. He played the church organ with great enthusiasm that was greatly enjoyed by the audience.

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