Matthew Owens - Organ Recital

Monday 1st May 1.30pm

Secreted high in the organ loft, unseen by the congregation navigating an often dazzling array of stops, keyboards and pedals, organists have been described as a kind of Wizard of Oz. Drawing an extraordinary breadth of sounds – from the most delicate to the most cavernous – and with fiendish fingerwork and chordal grandeur – an organist’s recital can leave you breathless with awe as much as the sacred space itself. Matthew Owens is much honoured, and acclaimed as a conductor and an educator as well as an organist with posts as organist/music directorships at Edinburgh, Wells and Belfast cathedrals under his belt. His recital comprises music by some of the greatest organist-composers of all time – J.S. Bach, Pachelbel, Mendelssohn and Widor, alongside pieces by the renowned Victorian organist Edmund Thomas Chipp, and Owens himself.

Sherborne Abbey Choir in the Abbey

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