Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts series: Joshua Stephens, organ

Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582

William Byrd (c.1540–1623)
Fantasia in A minor from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Modéré from Sontatine for solo piano
Arranged for organ by J. Stephens

Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Prelude and Fugue on the theme B-A-C-H

Biography

See his website.

Recently appointed Sub-Organist at Winchester Cathedral, Joshua Stephens is acknowledged as one of Britain’s “most brilliant and exciting musicians” (Leeds Inspired). As an organist and conductor, he has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, performed on national television, and guest conducted the City of London Sinfonia and The Sixteen.

As a solo recitalist, Joshua is acclaimed, with performances at Wells, Hereford, Truro, Liverpool Anglican and Metropolitan Cathedrals, Selby Abbey (Celebrity Recital Series), and Leeds Town Hall (Leeds International Concert Series). He has collaborated with actress Maxine Peake in Manchester International Festival The Masque of Anarchy, and has participated in numerous masterclasses, most notably with Jacques van Oortmerssen, and Olivier Latry.

​​Prior to his role at Winchester Cathedral, Joshua was founding Director of Music at Steel City Choristers, Assistant and Acting Director of Music at Sheffield Cathedral, and Second Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, graduating with a First-Class degree with Honours, studying the organ with Darius Battiwalla and Thomas Trotter.

Chichester Cathedral’s Lunchtime Concert series is self-supporting, and thrives through the generosity of its audiences. While there is no charge for admission, we suggest a minimum donation of £3 per person, with Gift Aid applied if possible.

Concert page.

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As well as its regular and special services, Chichester Cathedral runs a series of popular lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays.
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