The Organ Project: Organ Recital Series: Andrew Caskie

Programme:
Finale – in modo Festivo (from Baroque Suite) – J.H. Reginald Dixon
Ach blieb bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 649 – Bach Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom himmel herunter BWV 650- Bach
Benedictus – Alec Rowley
Church Bells Beyond the Stars – Cecilia McDowall
Scherzo – Alfred Hollins
Organ Sonata No.5 in C minor – Alexandre Guilmant

Andrew Caskie was born in Glasgow in 1979 and studied organ with Robert Lightband and David Sanger. He is managing director of Malvern-based Nicholson & Co. Ltd, one of the UK’s oldest and foremost organ-building firms. Outside work, Andrew is a keen cyclist; he is also regularly seen in the choir bass section and on the organ bench at Great Malvern Priory.

He recently concluded a two-year term as chairman of the Worcestershire Organists’ Association and is now a trustee of the Institute of British Organ Building.

Prior to joining the Nicholson firm in 2016, Andrew was based in Scotland and was director of music at Palmerston Place Church in Edinburgh for over 12 years. He was also chairman of the Scottish Federation of Organists organ advisory team, and served as president of the Edinburgh Society of Organists.

Andrew holds an honours degree in mechanical engineering and is a chartered engineer. He and his wife Rebecca live in Worcester with their two musical sons.

The historic restoration of the 1889 J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. pipe organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea, began in October 2020, undertaken by Nicholson & Co Ltd. of Malvern, with expert guidance from Dr. William McVicker, and funding support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. At Easter 2022, the restoration programme was completed.

Free entry. Donations to the Music Foundation will be gratefully received.

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