Thursday 11 July 2013

Richard Carr Organ Recital at St. Peter Mancroft Church

On Saturday 15th June 2013 I attended the Richard Carr Big Screen Summer Recital at St. Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich which featured some wonderful organ music, perfect for summer. It was a bonus to have a big screen installed into the church for this performance and made for an exciting event.

The programme consisted of Piece d'orgue BWV 572, version originale d'apres le manuscrit de J.G. Walther - Bach, Organ Sonata in G major K328 - Scarlatti, Organ Sonata in D major K288 - Scarlatti, Sinfonia from Cantata 156 - Bach, Three Pieces from Richard III - Walton, Sicilienne - von Paradis and Suite Gothique - Boellmann.

Richard Carr began his musical career as a county music scholar at the High Wycombe Music Centre, where he studied piano and cello. He studied music at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and graduated in 2003. Richard is currently Director of Music at St. Michael's Church, Bishop's Stortford, where he directs the choirs of adults and children and oversees the church's music programme.

This was another fantastic afternoon at St. Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich in this year's Mancroft Music Summer Recital Series. Richard Carr gave us a memorable performance which included a wonderful Suite Gothique. I always enjoy my visits to St. Peter Mancroft Church to listen to the church's splendid organ.

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