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Organ Recital by Stephen P Crookes

Thu 8 Jun 2017 7:30pm

St Mary’s Church, Portsea

Booking Details: Tickets are £5 at the door (which includes a glass of wine).

St Mary’s Music Foundation / The Organ Project

Concert held in support of The St Mary’s Music Foundation.

Fanfare for St Boniface (from ‘Two Short Pieces’) Richard Pantcheff (b. 1959)
Toccata in d minor ‘Dorian’ (BWV 538) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde groß (BWV 622) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Herzlich tut mich erfreuen (from ‘Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 122’) Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Three pieces from ‘Messe a l’usage des Couvents’ François Couperin (1668 – 1733)
–        Premier Kyrie
–        Christe, Recit de Chromhorne
–        5de Couplet, Kyrie
Piece d’Orgue Huw Watkins (b. 1976)
Le jardin suspendu (JA 71) Jehan Alain (1911 – 1940)
Toccata (from ‘Suite Gothique, Op.25’) Léon Boëllmann (1862 – 1897)

South African, Stephen Crookes is currently a Lay Clerk in the Portsmouth Cathedral Choir. In addition to this, he serves as the choir’s librarian and co-ordinates the Cathedral’s Lunchtime Live! recital series. Stephen currently studies the organ with Oliver Hancock, the Cathedral’s Sub-Organist, having previously studied with Cameron Upchurch in Johannesburg. Stephen obtained an Associate diploma from Trinity College London in organ performance in 2016. Stephen sang in the choir of St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, and was subsequently Organ Scholar at St Mary’s Cathedral, Johannebsurg. In September 2017, Stephen will take up a post as Organ Scholar at Blackburn Cathedral.

Stephen holds a Bachelor in Business Science from the University of Cape Town, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to moving to the UK in August 2016, he was a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., specialising in the banking industry across Africa.

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