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First Friday Organ Recital: Ben Banks
Our lunchtime concerts take place on the first Friday of the month, from 12.30 to 1.15pm.
They are kindly sponsored by Ballet4Life and promoted on organrecitals.uk and in The New London Organ Concerts Guide. Admission is free with a retiring collection (please add Gift Aid where possible) for the church’s music fund. All welcome.
This month’s organist was Ben Banks, assistant organist, St Alfege Church, Greenwich.
You can watch his concert here on YouTube.
Ben graduated in the summer of 2021, achieving first class honours in his undergraduate degree in Music from The University of Oxford. During his time there, he enjoyed accompanying and conducting Oriel College’s Chapel Choir, directing the College’s Music Society, and playing in numerous recitals and concerts around the city. He also sang in The University’s chamber choir, Schola Cantorum. He has held positions at Peterborough, Portsmouth and St Edmundsbury Cathedrals, as well as accompanying the Christ Church Cathedral girl’s choir while at university. Ben is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and an ATCL in piano. He is also training to be a chartered accountant with Crowe UK, and enjoys hiking, swimming and watching football.