Petersfield Musical Festival: Richard Pearce (organ)

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Richard will present a varied programme of pieces from much-loved Bach fugues to works by lesser-known modern French composers such as Alain and Langlais, alongside a sonata by Elgar and a chorale by César Franck.

J.S. Bach – Prelude and fugue in C minor BWV 546
J. Alain – Le jardin suspendu / Aria / Litanies
C. Franck – Chorale no. 3 in A minor
E. Elgar – Sonata in G op. 28 (Allegro maestoso, Allegretto, Andante espressivo, Presto)
J. Langlais – Chant de paix / Chant héroïque / Mon âme cherche une fin paisible
J.S. Bach – Fugue in Eb BWV 552

Richard Pearce lives in Liss, and has a distinguished international career as organist, pianist and accompanist. He records and broadcasts regularly with the BBC Singers and performs at many leading venues, including the Promenade concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. Richard has appeared for the Festival in the Queen’s Jubilee concert in 2012 (when he played Samuel Sebastian Wesley’s ‘outrageously over-the-top’ Variations on God Save the King) and with violinist Sara Deborah Timossi in a memorable violin and piano recital at St Peter’s Church in 2016.

Free entry – no need to book. Retiring collection in aid of Petersfield Musical Festival.

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