The 2023 Organ Recital series continues with a recital given by Luke Fitzgerald, Assistant Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral.
Luke Fitzgerald is an organist, conductor and composer with a particular interest in liturgical music and opera. In 2015-16, Luke was appointed Organ Scholar at Portsmouth Cathedral. After his graduation in 2019 as organ scholar of Gonville and Caius College, he was Associate Organist at Trinity College for 2019-2020.
Luke’s choral and instrumental music has been performed in venues such as St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Portsmouth Cathedral, and several Cambridge chapels as well as on BBC Radio 3.
While at Cambridge Luke staged Handel’s Radamisto and Monteverdi’s Poppea in Trinity College Chapel, as well as Walton’s The Bear. Luke curates the Cambridge Young Composer Network, and is student president of period instrument ensemble Cambridge University Collegium Musicum. He was previously President of Cambridge University Opera Society and Student Programmer at Kettles Yard.In 2021, Luke was appointed Assistant Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral.
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About The Organ Project
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.
Read about the 2023 organ recital series.