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Lunchtime Organ Concert by John Robinson


Toccata Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564 J S Bach (1685-1750)
Voluntary for Double Organ Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Veni Creator (five movements) Nicolas DeGrigny (1672-1703)
Chant donnée 'Hommage à Jean Gallon  Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Soissans Fugue Maurice Duruflé
Fantasia and Toccata D Minor C V Stanford (1852-1924)

John Robinson is the organist and Director of Music at Blackburn Cathedral. There he directs the Cathedral Choir, Blackburn Chamber Choir, and Blackburn Music Society. Previously he was Director of Music at St. Paul's Choir School in Harvard Square, USA. There he trained and directed the boy choristers of St. Paul's Choir School in church services, concerts, and recordings.

John is active as an organ recitalist, having performed in venues across the US and Europe, and recorded for Priory, Herald, Hyperion and Ambisonic. He has recorded with Priory, Guild, Regent, and Hyperion. He made a solo DVD of Canterbury Cathedral Organ with Priory Records, hailed as 'Recording of the Month' by Music Web International. His first recording of organ music from Blackburn Cathedral was Editor's Choice in the awards edition of Gramophone Magazine 2022. John's father Ian Robinson was a proud Retfordian, and returned to Retford throughout his life.
The recital will commence at 1.00pm, lasting about 45 minutes. Light refreshments will be available from 12.15pm.

Admission is free but a retiring collection is requested, the profit from which goes into the fund for the maintenance of this fine instrument.
St Swithun’s Church, Cannon Square, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 6PL
Thu 18 July
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