Holy Trinity Gosport music events: Thomas Howell

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Lunchtime recital by Holy Trinity, Gosport, music events. Free entrance with a retiring collection; your donations will help us to maintain our historical ‘Handel’ organ.

Praeludium in D – Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Das alte Jahr vergangen ist – J. S. Bach (1685-1730)
Andantino quasi allegretto from Organ Symphony V – Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Prière avant la communion from Livre du saint sacrément – Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Fanfare – Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (1823-1881)

Thomas Howell is currently studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, under the tutelage of Daniel Moult and Nicholas Wearne, through a generous academic scholarship from the Macdonald foundation.

Prior to studying at the conservatoire, Tom served as Organ Scholar of Chichester Cathedral for two years, where he accompanied the choir through the weekly canon of eight choral services. There were services entrusted to Tom such as festival day Masses and Evensongs with challenging repertoire. Tom also played recitals at the cathedral including a recital for the 2022 national gathering of the Cathedral Music Trust. Another highlight was recording organ solos alongside the Cathedral Choir on ‘What joy so true’; a CD to celebrate Thomas Weelkes’ compositions, which is available on the Regent label.

Tom holds the Associate of the Royal College of Organists diploma and as a pianist holds the ABRSM piano diploma which he achieved whilst he was studying for his A levels.

Before taking up his position at Chichester Cathedral, Tom was the parish organist of St David’s, Resolven for two years and of St Catherine’s, Neath for four years. He accompanied many choirs and soloists in the locality whilst living in Neath. Particularly, four years as accompanist to the Neath Male Choir.

In Tom’s spare time, he has compiled and edited an anthology ‘The Church Chimer’ which is a book of pieces for baton clavier chimes of eight bells which will be published this year. Tom plays monthly recitals on the 23-bell Gillett and Johnston Carillon of Saltley.

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