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“LunchTime Live” at Portsmouth Cathedral: Robert Patterson – piano

Thu 19 Oct 2017 1:10pm

St Thomas’ Anglican Cathedral, Portsmouth

Booking Details: Free entry

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This is a series of organ, vocal and ensemble recitals with light refreshments on sale from 12.30pm. Recitals begin at 1.10pm. Free entry, post-recital donations are welcome.

Two Scherzi (D.593) – Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
i. No.1 in B flat major
ii. No.2 in D flat major

Piano Sonata in B flat major, No.21 (D.960) – Franz Schubert
i. Molto moderato
ii. Andante sostenuto
iii. (Scherzo) Allegro vivace con delicatezza
iv. Allegro ma non troppo

Robert Patterson is Director of Music at Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park, London, Organist at St Etheldreda’s Church in Holborn, an Associated Board examiner and a freelance accompanist. Having studied music at Cambridge, he then completed a Masters in Baroque performance practice at the University of York. In 1999, he gained his FRCO in solo organ playing as the second highest-placed candidate nationally, wining the Turpin and Durrant prizes for performance. Alongside secondary school teaching, Robert held various organist positions at Hampton Court Palace, New College, Oxford and Winchester Cathedral, and from 2005-2008 Robert was the principal Organist at Canterbury Cathedral where he played for the daily services, tours, recordings and broadcasts.

As a pianist, Robert studies with Niel Immelman of the Royal College of Music, and attained his LRSM in solo piano playing with distinction in 2015. Currently working towards taking the FRSM, Robert is focussing on the music of Schubert and investigating possible narratives behind the late piano sonatas.

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