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 Thursday Live Monthly Organ Recitals

   
  Thursday Live Organ Recitals                       
 
on the first Thursday of each month at 1.15pm
  (except December)


St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham  St Chad's Cathedral
 
St Chad's Queensway
 
Birmingham B4 6EU
  from Thursday 7th July 2016
 
1.15pm-1.55pm
   

  
Admission free
  Duration: 40 minutes
 

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Thursday 4th August 2016

1.15pm - 1.55pm: Paul Carr

Variations de Concert - Joseph Bonnet (1884–1944)
Ach, bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 649 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Concerto VI: Minué - Antonio Soler (1729–1783)  
Symphony II: Choral - Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Triptyque: Melody - Jean Langlais (1907–1991)
Cortège et Litanie - Marcel Dupré (1886–1971)



 
2016-2017 SERIES
 
7th July 2016: Paul Carr
  4th August 2016: Paul Carr
  1st September 2016: Paul Carr
  6th October 2016: Professor David Saint   * 100th Thursday Live *
  3rd November 2016: Paul Carr
  (No Thursday Live recital in December)
  5th January 2017: Nigel Morris
  2nd February 2017: Henry Fairs
  2nd March 2017: Paul Carr
  6th April 2017: Professor David Saint
  4th May 2017: Paul Carr
  1st June 2017: Paul Carr  

   


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   HOW TO FIND US: ST CHAD'S CATHEDRAL 

Postcode: B4 6EU

By train & metro
:
Birmingham Snow Hill station: Take St Chad's and St Paul's exit, emerging in Livery Street.
Turn right, immediately right again under the bridge and then over the crossing (5 minutes' walk).

Car parking: 
Cathedral car park with limited parking, accessed from Shadwell Street.
Disabled parking bay in front of the Cathedral (3 hours maximum)
A large car park is also available at Snow Hill station.

On foot:
St Chad’s is only a short walk from Colmore Row. With the Town Hall behind you continue past the entrance to Snow Hill station and turn left along Snow Hill Queensway, passing the large One Snowhill and Two Snowhill office blocks,
downhill to St Chad’s.  



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   PAST PROGRAMMES   



Thursday 7th July 2016
at 1.15pm Paul Carr
Symphony III: Allegro Maestoso - Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Three Pieces for Musical Clocks - Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Passacaglia on a theme by John Dunstable - John Weaver (b.1937)  
Pomp and Circumstance March no.4 - Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934)  
Scherzo - Gaston Litaize (1909-1991)
Rubrics: ‘The peace may be exchanged’ - Dan Locklair (b.1949) 
Eugene Onégin: Polonaise - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)  


Thursday Live
was founded in July 2008 by Paul Carr, Director of Music of St Paul's
Church, Birmingham. The series was hosted by St Paul's until July 2016 when it
transferred to St Chad's Cathedral.



Thursday 2nd June 2016
at 1.15pm Paul Carr
Concert Overture in C minor - Alfred Hollins (1865-1942)
Trio Sonata no. 6 in G major BWV 530 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
* Hear all 6 of J.S. Bach's Trio Sonatas during the 2015-2016 series! *  
Symphony I - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 
Allegro Vivace
Final



Thursday 5th May 2016
at 1.15pm Paul Carr
Organ Sonata in G - Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Allegro maestoso
Allegretto
Andante espressivo
Presto (comodo)  



Thursday April 7th 2016
at 1.15pm
Birmingham Conservatoire Organ Department
Featuring the following organ students:
Arthur Vickery
Michael Blake
Samuel Bristow (Organ Scholar, Coventry Cathedral)
Josh Roebuck (Organ Scholar, St Paul's Birmingham)


Thursday March 3rd 2016
at 1.15pm Paul Carr
Marche Américaine Op 31 (arr. Dupré) - Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)
Trio Sonata no. 5 in C  BWV 529 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
* Hear all 6 of J.S. Bach's Trio Sonatas during the 2015-2016 series! *
Prelude - Sir William Harris (1883-1973) 
Carillon Orléanais - Henri Nibelle (1883-1967)


Thursday February 4th 2016 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Grand March (from Tannhäuser) - Richard Wagner (1813–1883)
Allegro (from Symphony 4) - William Boyce (1711–1779)
Judex (from Mors et Vita) - Charles Gounod (1818–1893)
Vocalise - Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Berceuse and Finale (from The Firebird) - Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)


Thursday January 7th 2016 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Variations de Concert - Joseph Bonnet (1884–1944)
Trio Sonata no. 4 in E minor  BWV 528 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
* Hear all 6 of J.S. Bach's Trio Sonatas during the 2015-2016 series! *
Sarabande with Variations from Suite XI - G F Handel (1685–1759)
Be thou my vision - Zsolt Gárdonyi (b.1946)
Carillon de Westminster (from Pièces de Fantaisie) - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 


Thursday December 3rd 2015 at 1.15pm Paul Carr
Andrew Carter (b. 1939)
  Toccata on 'Veni Emmanuel'
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland BWV 659
  Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottes-Sohn BWV 601
  In Dulci Jubilo BWV 729

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
  Es ist ein' ros' entsprungen
Pietro Yon (1886–1943)
  Gesu Bambino

Eugène Gigout (1844–1925) 
  Rhapsodie sur des Noëls



Thursday November 5th 2015 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  Trio Sonata no 3 in D minor BWV 527    
 
 * Hear all 6 of J.S. Bach's Trio Sonatas during the 2015-2016 series! *  
Paul Spicer (b.1952)
   Kiwi Fireworks: Five Variations on “God Defend New Zealand”
   Overture-Theme Scherzo Meditation Dance Introduction & Finale  



Thursday October 1st 2015 at 1.15pm Richard Walker

(St Chad's, Shrewsbury)
Phantasie: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, Op 65, No 47 - Sigfried Karg-Elert (1877-1933)       Prelude and Fugue in C BWV 545 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Elegiac Romance - John Ireland (1879-1962)       
Slapstick - Ernest Reeves (1873-1940) arr. Richard Walker      
Festival Toccata - Percy Fletcher (1879-1932)       


Thursday September 3rd 2015 at 1.15pm Paul Carr
Pomp and Circumstance March no.4 - Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
Trio Sonata no. 2 in C minor BWV 526 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
 * Hear all 6 of J.S. Bach's Trio Sonatas during the 2015-2016 series! *
Suite from Henry V - Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
Fête - Jean Langlais (1907–1991)


Thursday August 6th 2015 at 1.15pm Paul Carr
Thema met Variaties - Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)
Minué from Concerto no. 6 - Antonio Soler (1729–1783)
Adagio in G minor - Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (1671-1751)
Tambourin - François-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829)
Placare Christe Servulis - Marcel Dupré (1886–1971)


Thursday July 2nd 2015 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Bolero de Concert - Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817–1869)
Trio Sonata no. 1 in E flat  BWV 525 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
* Hear all 6 of J.S. Bach's Trio Sonatas during the 2015-2016 series! *
Bénédiction Nuptiale - Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Final from Symphony no. 6 - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 


Thursday June 4th 2015 at 1.15pm Paul Carr
'Great' Prelude and Fugue in C  BWV 547 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Organ Sonata no 6 in D minor - Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) 
EGATOP - Zsolt Gárdonyi (*1946)


Thursday May 7th 2015 at 1.15pm Paul Carr
Grand Choeur in D major - Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)
'Great' Fantasia and Fugue in G minor  BWV 542 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele - Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Chant de Mai - Joseph Jongen (1873–1953)
Grand Choeur Dialogué - Eugène Gigout (1844–1925) 


Thursday April 2nd 2015 (Maundy Thursday) at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor  BWV 582 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
The Lord's my Shepherd - Paul Ayres (b. 1970)
Adagio (Symphony no. 3) - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 
Toccata: Aberystwyth - David Bednall (*1979)


Thursday March 5th 2015 at 1.15pm Professor David Saint
(Director of Music - St Chad's Cathedral Birmingham)
'Great' Prelude and Fugue in C  BWV 547 -  J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Choral no 3 in A minor - César Franck (1822–1890)
Fugue sur le nom d'Alain - Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986)


Thursday February 5th 2015 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Suite Gothique - Léon Boëllmann (1862–1897)
Introduction-Chorale - Menuet Gothique - Prière à Notre-Dame - Toccata
Spring (The Four Seasons) - Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1740)
Allegro - Largo - Danza Pastorale
Postlude in D minor - Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)


NEW YEAR'S DAY! Thursday January 1st 2015 at 1.15pm Paul Carr
Die Fledermaus Overture - Johann Strauss II (1825–1899) 
In dir ist Freude - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Voices of Spring - Johann Strauss II (1825–1899) 
Carillon de Westminster (Pièces de Fantaisie) - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 
Berceuse (Pièces en style libre) - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 
Radetzky March - Johann Strauss I (1804–1849)


Thursday December 4th 2014 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Präludium in D - Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637–1707)
Noel sur les Flutes - Louis-Claude Daquin (1694–1772)
Nativity Suite - Wilbur Held (*1914)
Variations sur un vieux Noël - Marcel Dupré (1886–1971)


Thursday November 6th 2014 at 1.15pm Paul Carr
Sonata no 3 in A  - Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) 
Badinerie (from Suite no. 2) - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Folk Tune (from Five Short Pieces) - Percy Whitlock (1903–1946)
Prelude et Fugue sur le nom d'Alain - Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986)


Thursday October 2nd 2014 at 1.15pm
Paul Carr
Allegro Vivace from Symphony no. 5 - Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)
Air from Suite no.3 in D - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Petite Suite in Blue - Johannes Matthias Michel (b. 1958)  
 Entrée – Récit - Scherzo - Blues - Sortie


Thursday September 25th 2014 at 1.15pm
Richard Hobson (London)
Additional recital: Part of Organ Fest 2014 in Birmingham


Thursday September 4th 2014 at 1.15pm Anthony Hammond
(Cirencester Parish Church)
Pièce d’Orgue BWV 572 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)  
Pastorale - Léonce de Saint-Martin (1886-1954)   
Toccata Primi Toni Op.11  - Einar Trærup Sark (1921-2005) 
Adagio; Toccata (Symphonie V) - Charles-Marie Widor (1896-1937


Thursday August 7th 2014
at 1.15pm Paul Carr
Concerto in G After Ernst  BWV 592 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Allegro; Grave; Presto
Miniature Suite - John Ireland (1879–1962)
Intrada; Villanella; Menuetto-Impromptu
Three Pieces - Louis Nicholas Choveaux (1904-1995)
March; Meditation; Introduction and Toccata


Thursday July 3rd 2014
at 1.15pm Paul Carr
Processional - William Mathias (1934-1992)
Concerto in D minor After Vivaldi BWV 596 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
La Danserie - (arr. Paul Carr) Tielman Susato (c.1510–1570)
Canon in B minor - Robert Schumann (1810–1856) 
Marche Episcopale - David Briggs (b.1962)


Thursday June 5th 2014
at 1.15pm Paul Carr
Komm Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist  BWV 667 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata no 1 in F minor - Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) 
Scherzetto from Sonata in C minor - Percy Whitlock (1903–1946)
Final from Symphony no. 3 - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 


Thursday May 1st 2014 at 1.15pm played by Paul Carr

Gopak  - Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881) (arr. Paul Carr)
Ach, bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 649 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Saraband for the Morning of Easter - Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
Naïades (Pièces de Fantaisie) - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 
Vocalise - Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Toccata for Joy - Barry Ferguson (b 1942)


Thursday April 3rd 2014 at 1.15pm Hannah Parry-Ridout
(London)
Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
O Mensch, bewein BWV 622 - J.S. Bach                               
Master Tallis’s Testament  - Herbert Howells (1893-1983)
Toccata (from Dix Pièces) - Eugene Gigout (1844-1925)


Thursday March 6th 2014 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Concert Overture in C minor - Alfred Hollins (1865-1942)
rio Sonata no. 5 in C  BWV 529 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Allegro (Symphony VI) - Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)


Thursday February 6th 2014 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor - Max Reger (1873–1916) 
Three Pieces for Musical Clocks (1,2 & 3) - Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Rhapsody no. 3. in C sharp minor - Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
Elfes - Joseph Bonnet (1884–1944)
Sortie in B flat - Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817–1869)


Thursday January 2nd 2014 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Die Fledermaus Overture - Johann Strauss II (1825–1899) 
In dir ist Freude - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Prélude sur l'Introït de l'Épiphanie - Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986)
Carillon de Westminster (from Pièces de Fantaisie) - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 
Reverie - Sir William Harris (1883-1973) 
Line Dance (from Dance Suite) - Noel Rawsthorne (b.1929)


Thursday December 5th 2013 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Toccata on 'Veni Emmanuel' - Andrew Carter (b. 1939)
Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland  BWV 659 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottes-Sohn  BWV 601 - J.S. Bach
In Dulci Jubilo  BWV 729 - J.S. Bach
Es ist ein' ros' entsprungen - Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Gesu Bambino - Pietro Yon (1886–1943)
Rhapsodie sur des Noëls - Eugène Gigout (1844–1925) 


Thursday November 7th 2013 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Prelude and Fugue in B - Marcel Dupré (1886–1971)
Music for the Royal Fireworks - G F Handel (1685–1759)
Bourée, Minuet & Trio, La Rejouissance
Prelude - Sir William Harris (1883-1973) 
A Song of Sunshine - Alfred Hollins (1865-1942)
Berceuse and Finale (from The Firebird) - Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)


Thursday October 3rd 2013 at 1.15pm Prof. Dr. Zsolt Gárdonyi
(Germany)
Zoltán Gárdonyi (1906-1986)
Prelude "A Mighty Fortress" (1985)  

Zsolt Gárdonyi (b.1946)
Three Preludes to Lutheran Hymns:
Aus tiefer Not (1989)
Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort (1990)
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (1972)

Hommage à F. Liszt (2001)
Hommage à Marcel Dupré (1976)
Mozart Changes (1995)
EGATOP (2010) Hommage à Erroll Garner, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson  


Thursday September 5th 2013 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

When Johnny comes marching home - Edwin H Lemare (1865-1934)
Great' Prelude and Fugue in G  BWV 541 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Be thou my vision - Zsolt Gárdonyi (b.1946)
Clair de Lune (Pièces de Fantaisie) - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 
Alla Marcia (Karelia-Suite) - Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)


Thursday August 1st 2013 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Hymne au Soleil (from Pièces de Fantaisie) - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 
Prelude and Fugue in D  BWV 532 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Petit Prélude - Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
Will o' the Wisp - Gordon Balch Nevin (1892-1943)
Litanies - Jehan Alain (1911–1940)

Thursday July 4th 2013 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Marche Américaine Op 31 (arr. Dupré) - Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)
The Star Spangled Banner Concert Variations - Dudley Buck (1839-1909)
Variations on America - Charles Ives (1874–1954)
The Stars and Stripes Forever! - John Philip Sousa (1854–1932)

Thursday June 6th 2013 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Trumpet Tune in D - Henry Purcell (1659–1695) 
Prelude in E flat founded on an old Irish church melody - Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
Organ Sonata in A minor - Sir William Harris (1883-1973)   

Thursday May 2nd 2013 at 1.15pm Paul Carr

Finlandia - Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
Bénédiction Nuptiale - Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Berceuse from Pièces en style libre - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 
Coronation March 1937: Crown Imperial - Sir William Walton (1902-1983)

Thursday April 4th 2013 1.15pm Laurence Caldecote
(St Nicolas, Nuneaton)
Trumpet Tune in F - Laurence Caldecote (b.1983)
Elegy (from Richard III) - William Walton (1902–1983)
Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C (Bux 137) - Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)
An Interlude (from The Hovingham Sketches) -Harold Darke (1888–1976)
Minuet (from String Quintet in E major) - Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805) arr Caldecote   Toccata Nuptiale - Christopher Maxim (b.1971)

Thursday March 7th 2013 1.15pm Paul Carr
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor  BWV 582 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Fantasie in F minor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Toccata (Pièces de Fantaisie) - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 

Thursday February 7th 2013 1.15pm Paul Carr

Rákóczi March (from La Damnation de Faust) - Louis Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) 
Five Short Pieces - Percy Whitlock (1903–1946)
Coronation March 1953; Orb and Sceptre - Sir William Walton (1902-1983)

Thursday January 3rd 2013
1.15pm Paul Carr
Allegro (Organ Concerto no 4 in F) - G F Handel (1685–1759)
Choral (Symphony no. 2) - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 
Scherzo (Symphony in G minor) - Edwin H Lemare (1865-1934)
The Swan - Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Toccata - Théodore Dubois (1837–1924)

Thursday December 6th 2012 1.15pm Paul Carr
Go tell it on the mountain - John A. Behnke (b.1953)
Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédrale de Soissons - Maurice Duruflé 
Fantasy on two well-known Christmas Carols - John E West (1863-1929)
Waltz of the Flowers - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
Die Hirten an der Krippe - Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Toccata on 'Vom Himmel Hoch' - Garth Edmundson (1900-1971)

Thursday November 1st 2012 1.15pm Paul Carr

Es ist das Heil uns kommen her  BWV 638 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Suite (from Henry V) - Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
Aria - Flor Peeters (1903–1986)
Cortège et Litanie - Marcel Dupré (1886–1971)
Carillon Orléanais - Henri Nibelle (1883-1967)

Thursday October 4th 1.15pm Henry Fairs
(Birmingham University)
Music for Organ, Harpsichord and Gamba by J.S. Bach and Girolamo Frescobaldi

Thursday September 6th 2012 1.15pm Paul Carr

'Dorian' Toccata and Fugue BWV 538 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Chant donné en Hommage à Jean Gallon - Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986)
Grand March from Tannhäuser - Richard Wagner (1813–1883)
Scherzo - Gaston Litaize (1909-1991) 
Toccata in D major - Marcel Lanquetuit (1894 - 1985) )

Thursday August 2nd 2012 1.15pm Paul Carr

Three Pieces -  Louis Nicholas Choveaux (1904-1995)
Aria; Bist du bei mir - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Thema met Variaties - Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)
A Trumpet Minuet - Alfred Hollins (1865-1942)
Lied to the Sun - Flor Peeters (1903–1986)

Thursday July 5th 2012 1.15pm Paul Carr
Prelude and Fugue in F - Vincent Lübeck (1656-1740)
Adagio in G minor - Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (1671-1751)
Scherzo in G minor - Marco Enrico Bossi (1861–1925)
Elegy - George Thalben-Ball (1896–1987)
Tambourin - François-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829)
Placare Christe Servulis - Marcel Dupré (1886–1971)

Thursday June 7th 2012 1.15pm Jon Payne
(St Thomas' Stourbridge)
Zes Valerius-Liederen voor Orgel - Piet Post (1919-1979)   
Five Short Pieces - Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)
Cortège (Pièces d’orgue, 2ème série) - Albert Alain (1880-1971)

Thursday May 3rd 2012 1.15pm Paul Carr

Allegro Maestoso (1st movement from Sonata in G) - Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
'Little' Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV 533 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Improvisation on "Nearer, my God, to Thee!" - Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
Marche in C - Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817–1869)

Thursday April 5th 2012 1.15pm
James Andrews
(Associate Conservatoire Student, St Paul's Birmingham)

Thursday March 1st 2012 1.15pm Paul Carr
Marche Héroïque - Herbert Brewer (1865–1928)
Siciliana (2nd Flute Sonata) - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Suite Modale - Flor Peeters (1903–1986)
Toccatina for flute - Pietro Yon (1886–1943)
Finale - Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (1823-1881)

Thursday February 2nd 2012 1.15pm Paul Carr
Allegro Vivace (from Symphony no. 5) - Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)
Air (from Suite no.3 in D) - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Petite Suite in Blue - Johannes Matthias Michel (b. 1958)

Thursday January 5th 2012 1.15pm Paul Carr
Minué from Concerto no. 6 - Antonio Soler (1729–1783)
Organ Concerto no 10 in D minor - G F Handel (1685–1759)
Sursum Corda - John Ireland (1879–1962)
Alla Marcia - John Ireland (1879–1962)
Sortie in E flat - Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817–1869)

Thursday December 1st 2011 1.15pm Paul Carr

March upon Handel's "Lift up Your Heads" - Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)
In Dulci Jubilo  BWV 729 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Noël Suisse - Louis-Claude Daquin (1694–1772)
Variations sur un vieux Noël (Op. 20) - Marcel Dupré (1886–1971)

Thursday November 3rd 2011 1.15pm Henry Fairs
(Birmingham University)
Jehan Alain (1911-1940) : The Small Scale Works

Thursday October 6th 2011 1.15pm Paul Carr

Processional - William Mathias (1934-1992)
From 'Eight Short Preludes and Fugues' - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  Prelude and Fugue in D minor BWV 554  
  Prelude and Fugue in F BWV 556  
  Prelude and Fugue in G minor BWV 558  
  Prelude and Fugue in B flat BWV 560   

Toccata and Fugue: Le Tombeau de Marcel Dupré - Gerald Hendrie (b. 1935)

Thursday September 1st 2011 1.15pm Tim Harper
(Birmingham Cathedral)
Praeludium in C BuxWV 137 - Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)  
Trio Sonata in E flat BWV 525 - J.S.Bach (1685-1750)
Ladies in mercedes - Steve Swallow (b. 1940)
March for 'A History of the English Speaking Peoples'  - William Walton (1902-1983) arr. Tom Winpenny

Thursday August 4th 2011 1.15pm Paul Carr

Mein junges Leben hat ein End' - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621)
An Wasserflüssen Babylon BWV 653 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Daphnis et Chloé (trans David Briggs) - Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)

Thursday July 7th 2011 1.15pm Paul Carr

Ouverture Libanaise - Naji Hakim (b.1955)
Three Pieces for Musical Clocks - Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Allegretto from 7th Symphony - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Toccata "Songs of Praise" - Robert Prizeman (b.1952)

Thursday June 2nd 2011 1.15pm Keith Hearnshaw
(Droitwich Spa)
Greensleeves - Trad arr Richard Purvis (1913-1994)  
Grand Choeur in D major - Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)  
Fantasia in G  BWV 572 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)     
Cavatina; theme from "The Deer Hunter" - Stanley Myers (1930-1993)  
Final (Symphonie 1) - Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Thursday May 5th 2011 1.15pm Paul Carr

Etude Symphonique - Marco Enrico Bossi (1861–1925)
Fantasia in C minor  BWV 562 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Variations on Greensleeves - David Briggs (b.1962)
Choral Dorien - Jehan Alain (1911–1940)
Grand Choeur in D - William Faulkes (1863-1933

Thursday April 7th 2011 1.15pm Ian Ball
(Worcester)
Fantasia in F minor K608 - W A Mozart (1756-1791)  
Mozart Changes - Zsolt Gardonyi (b.1946)
Attende Domine - Pange lingua - Ecce lignum crucis
(from Le Tombeau de Duruflé)
- David Briggs (b.1962)
Gershwinesca - Naji Hakim (b.1955)

Thursday March 3rd 2011 1.15pm Paul Carr

March from "The Love of Three Oranges" - Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Präludium und Fuge in D "Halleluja" - Franz Schmidt (1874–1939)
Variations on a theme by Herbert Howells - Derek Bourgeois (b.1941)
Popular Song from Façade - Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
Postlude in D - Henry Smart (1813–1879)   

Thursday February 3rd 2011 1.15pm Paul Carr

Präludium, Fuga und Ciacona in C - Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637–1707)
Trio in D minor  BWV 583 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Peer Gynt Suite no 1 - Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) 
   Morning - The Death of Ase - Anitra's Dance - In the Hall of the Mountain King  
Toccata from The Plymouth Suite - Percy Whitlock (1903–1946)

Thursday January 6th 2011 1.15pm Paul Carr

Overture to The Occasional Oratorio - G F Handel (1685–1759)
Prelude in G BWV 568 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Prélude sur l'Introït de l'Épiphanie - Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986)
Adagio in E major - Frank Bridge (1879–1941)
Final from Symphony no. 1 - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 

Thursday December 2nd 2010 1.15pm Paul Carr
Präludium in D - Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637–1707)
Noel sur les Flutes - Louis-Claude Daquin (1694–1772)
Organ Concerto no 2 in B flat  - G F Handel (1685–1759)
Prelude on 'The Holly and the Ivy' - Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995)
Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson (1908–1975)

Thursday November 4th 2010 1.15pm Paul Carr

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Rhosymedre - Ralph Vaughan-Williams (1872–1958)
Allegretto in E flat - William Wolstenholme (1865-1931)
Final from Symphony no. 6 - Louis Vierne (1870-1937) 

Thursday October 7th 2010 1.15pm Paul Carr

March from "The Birds of Aristophanes" - C.H.H Parry (1848–1918)
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier  BWV 731 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude, Fugue and Variation - César Franck (1822–1890)
Finale from The Organ Symphony - Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)   

Thursday September 2nd 2010 1.15pm Anna Myeong
(Kansas City, USA)
Litanies - Jehan Alain (1911-1940)  
Récit de Tierce en taille - Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)
Variations on America - Charles Ives (1874-1954) 
Prélude et fugue sur le nom d’Alain - Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)


Thursday August 5th 2010 1.15pm John Pryer
(Birmingham Oratory)
Toccata in G - Théodore Dubois (1837–1924)
March of the Magi Kings - Théodore Dubois (1837–1924)
Elegy - George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)
Introduction and Passacaglia in E minor - Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901)


Thursday July 1st 2010 1.15pm Paul Carr

Marche Américaine - Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)
Concerto in D minor (After Vivaldi)  BWV 596  - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Elegy - Malcolm Archer (b.1952)
Choral et Fugue (Op. 57) - Marcel Dupré (1886–1971)


Thursday June 3rd 2010 1.15pm Paul Carr
Radetzky March - Johann Strauss I (1804–1849)
'Short' Prelude and Fugue in C  BWV 545 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Trois Pièces - Gabriel Pierné (1863–1937)
Forlana (from Five Bagatelles) - Gerald Finzi (1901–1956)  
Toccata - Georgi Mushel (1909-1989)


Thursday May 6th 2010 1.15pm Paul Carr

Choral Song and Fugue - S.S. Wesley (1810–1876)
Badinerie from Suite no. 2 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Introduction and Passacaglia - Josef Rheinberger (1839–1901)
Benedictus - Max Reger (1873–1916) 
Boléro de Concert - Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817–1869) 


Thursday April 1st 2010 1.15pm

Svyati Duo: Rebecca Hewes cello and Julian Collings organ
Variations on a Hungarian Chorale - Zsolt Gárdonyi (b.1946)  
Abendlied - Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Vitis Flexuosa - Timothy Salter  *UK premiere in the presence of the composer*    
Kol Nidrei - Max Bruch (1838-1920) 


Thursday March 4th 2010 1.15pm Paul Carr

Carillon - Herbert Murrill (1909-1952) 
Toccata in F  BWV 540 (a) - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Reverie - Sir William Harris (1883-1973) 
Grand Offertoire in D - Edouard Batiste (1820-1876)


Thursday February 4th 2010 1.15pm Paul Carr

Trumpet Tune in D (Te Deum) - Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643–1704)
'Great' Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 546 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Largo from ‘Xerces’ - G F Handel (1685–1759)  
Turkish March from ‘The Ruins of Athens’ - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Grand Choeur - Théodore Dubois (1837–1924)



Thursday January 7th 2010 1.15pm Thomas Corns
(St Mary's, Warwick)
Sonata V in D - Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)   
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 662 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Choral No.3 in A minor - César Franck (1822-1890)


Thursday December 3rd 2009 1.15pm Paul Carr
Toccata on 'Veni Emmanuel' - Andrew Carter (b. 1939)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750) 
Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottes-Sohn  BWV 601 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Gottes Sohn ist kommen  BWV 600 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sinfonia to Cantata  BWV 29 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Noel Étranger - Louis-Claude Daquin (1694–1772)
Rhapsodie sur des Noëls - Eugène Gigout (1844–1925)


Thursday November 5th 2009 1.15pm Paul Carr

Fanfare pour précéder "La Péri" - Paul Dukas (1865–1935)
Fugue in G minor BWV 578 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Pavane - Gabriel Fauré - (1845–1924)          
Kiwi Fireworks - Paul Spicer (b.1952) 


Thursday October 1st 2009 1.15pm Paul Carr
 
Concert Overture in C minor - Alfred Hollins (1865-1942)
Concerto in G After Ernst  BWV 592 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750) 
Rondeau from Abdelazer - Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Villanella - John Ireland (1879-1962)
Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor - Max Reger (1873-1916)


Thursday September 3rd 2009 1.15pm David Saint
(St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham)
Sonata op 65 no.1 in F minor/major - Felix Mendelssohn
Fugue on the Carillon of the Cathedral of Soissons, Op. 12 - Maurice Duruflé  
Adagio (Suite Modale) - Flor Peeters
An Occasional Trumpet Voluntary - Patrick Gowers


Thursday August 6th 2009: 1.15pm Paul Carr
Allegro Maestoso from Symphony no. 3 - Vierne
Prelude and Fugue in F minor BWV 534 - J.S. Bach         
La Danserie - Susato/Carr
Pomp and Circumstance March no.4 - Elgar 


Thursday July 2nd 2009: 1.15pm Paul Carr

Fanfare in D - Lemmens
'Great' Prelude and Fugue in A minor  BWV 543 - J.S. Bach
Air and Gavotte - S. Wesley
The Star Spangled Banner Concert Variations - Buck 


Thursday June 4th 2009: 1.15pm Paul Carr
Marche in F - Lefébure-Wély
"St Anne" Prelude and Fugue in E flat (BWV 552) - J.S. Bach
Serenade - Bourgeois
Carillon-Sortie - Mulet    


Thursday May 7th 2009: 1.15pm Paul Carr

Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla - Glinka
'Great' Prelude and Fugue in C  BWV 547 - J.S. Bach
Prelude - Harris
Rosace (from Esquisses Byzantines)  - Mulet
Toccata: Tu es Petra - Mulet


Thursday April 2nd 2009: 1.15pm: Paul Carr
Alla Danza (Hornpipe) from The Water Music - Handel
'Great' Prelude and Fugue in B minor  (BWV 544) - J.S. Bach
Impromptu (from Pièces de Fantaisie) - Vierne
Gymnopédie I - Satie
Coronation March "Le Prophète" - Meyerbeer


Thursday March 5th 2009 at 1.15pm: Paul Carr

Imperial March - Elgar
Concerto in A minor (After Vivaldi)  BWV 593 - J.S. Bach
Adagio in D flat (Consolations) - Liszt
War March of the Priests  - Mendelssohn


Thursday February 5th 2009 at 1.15pm: Paul Carr
Etude de Concert - Bonnet
'Gigue' Fugue in G BWV 577 - J.S. Bach
Three Pieces for Musical Clocks - Haydn
Rhapsody no. 1 in D flat - Howells
Canon in B minor - Schumann
Nun Danket alle Gott - Karg-Elert


Thursday January 1st 2009 at 1.15pm: Paul Carr
SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S DAY 45 minute programme

Die Fledermaus Overture - Strauss (arr. Carr) 
Es ist ein' ros' entsprungen - Brahms
In dir ist Freude - J.S. Bach
Be thou my vision - Gárdonyi
Blues Chorale: 'Die ganze Welt hast du uns überlassen' - Kiefer
Carillon de Westminster from Pièces de Fantaisie - Vierne
The Skaters' Waltz - Waldteufel (arr. Carr)
Pastorale - Bonnet
Hungarian Dance no.1 - Dvorak (arr. Briggs)


Thursday December 4th 2008 at 1.15pm: Paul Carr

Paraphrase: 'See the conq'ring hero comes!' - Guilmant
Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland  BWV 659 & 661 - J.S. Bach
Noël Grand jeu et duo - Daquin
Noël from Esquisses Byzantines - Mulet
Gesu Bambino - Yon
Toccata from Symphony no. 5 - Widor


Thursday November 6th 2008 at 1.15pm: Paul Carr

Music for the Royal Fireworks: Bouree, Minuet & Trio, La Rejouissance - Handel
'Great' Prelude and Fugue in G  BWV 541 - J.S. Bach
Sonata no 3 in A  - Mendelssohn
Allegro giocoso: No. 7 from Seven Improvisations - Saint-Saëns


Thursday October 2nd 2008 at 1.15pm: Paul Carr

Allegro from Symphony no. 2 - Vierne
Fantasia in G  BWV 572 - J.S. Bach
March Militaire - Schubert
Elfes - Bonnet
Final from Sonata no. 1 - Guilmant


Thursday September 4th 2008 at 1.15pm: Paul Carr
Grand Choeur Dialogué - Gigout
'Great' Fantasia and Fugue in G minor  BWV 542 - J.S. Bach
Schmücke dich,  O liebe Seele - Brahms
Will o' the Wisp - Nevin
Grand Choeur in D major - Guilmant


Thursday August 7th 2008 at 1.15pm: Paul Carr
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Toccata and Fugue in D minor  BWV 565 -  J.S. Bach
Träumerei - Schumann
Suite Gothique - Boëllmann
     Introduction-Chorale
     Menuet Gothique
     Priere a Notre Dame
     Toccata


Thursday July 3rd 2008 at 1.15pm: Paul Carr (FIRST Thursday Live Recital)

Variations de Concert - Bonnet
Prelude and Fugue in D  BWV 532   - J.S. Bach
Vocalise - Rachmaninoff/Carr
Toccata in B minor - Gigout
 


Thursday Live
was established in 2008 by Paul Carr and the first eight years of recitals were hosted at St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, where Paul is Director of Music. With the increasingly unreliable nature of the St Paul’s organ before its planned rebuild, the decision was made to transfer the series from July 2016 to St Chad’s Cathedral, a short walk from St Paul’s.


   THE ORGAN: ST CHAD'S CATHEDRAL  

The organ of St Chad's Cathedral, by J.W. Walker & Sons (1993) is one of the finest in Birmingham.
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   THE ORGAN: ST PAUL'S CHURCH   


St Paul's has some of the finest acoustics in the city of Birmingham and this helps the existing instrument to still sound rather fine, mainly due to the presence of some unaltered 1830s pipework by James Bishop. However, during the next few years the instrument is going to require much drastic and very expensive work.
Although currently it sounds fine the poorly conceived mechanics are now in a bad state of repair and are increasingly unreliable. The soundboards are in a very poor condition and some of the pipework is showing signs of collapse. Unfortunately only some of the pipework, mainly the original Bishop ranks, will be worth restoring either economically or artistically. Plans have been formulated to build a new organ which incorporates the historic Bishop pipework in a remodelled case, retaining the unique St Paul’s sound.    


Thursday Live Organ Recitals
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