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Lunchtime Organ Concert: Jack Spencer


Venue

St Michael and All Angels Church
Bath Road
London, W4 1TT

Details

Date:
3rd Sep 2021
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Our lunchtime concerts, on the first Friday of the month, resume in the church in September 2021, after the great success of Jonathan Dods’s Organ Concert in the Bedford Park Festival.
They’ll take place throughout the autumn: September 3rd (Jack Spencer, St Michael & All Angels), October 1st (Callum Anderson, St Peter’s Acton Green), November 5th (Jonathan Lilley, Waltham Abbey) and December 3rd (Polina Sosnina, St Martin in the Fields/Brompton Oratory). They are sponsored by Ballet4Life.

Admission is free with a retiring collection (with Gift Aid where possible, please) for the church‘s music fund.
See the forthcoming recitals at Organrecitals.com.
Lunchtime Organ Recitals resume at St Michael & All AngelsChiswickW4.com

 

This month’s organist will be Jack Spencer of St Michael & All Angels, Bedford Park.

Hailing from the wilds of Yorkshire, Jack Spencer is a London-based organist and occasional investment analyst.

Jack’s first experience of organ playing was at Leeds Minster, following which he held organ scholarships at Rochester Cathedral, Queens’ College, Cambridge, and Southwark Cathedral. He has studied primarily with Graham Barber, leading to a firm interest in German and English romantic repertoire; in recent years this has been further reinforced through study with Andrew Dewar in Paris and London.

He has participated in public masterclasses with Dame Gillian Weir, Stephen Cleobury, and John Scott Whiteley among others. He has a broad repertoire, and is an advocate of lesser known and often underperformed repertoire, for example performing Percy Whitlock’s Sonata in c minor twice in 2015. Jack has also participated in a variety of complete Bach performances, most recently recording the Neumeister Chorales here at St Michael’s.

Beyond music Jack is often found tinkering with his 1966 MGB and, latterly attempting to persuade his colleagues that organ playing counts for CPD hours. 

Programme

L Vierne (1870-1937): from Pieces de Fantasie Suite No 2
3) Hymne au Soleil
5) Claire de Lune
C Franck (1822-1890): Pièce hèroïque from 3 Pieces
R Goss-Custard (1877-1956): Chelsea Fayre
E Coates (1886-1957) arr. JS: Westminster from London Suite
P Grainger (1882-1961) arr. Stockmeier: Handel in the Strand
E Elgar (1857-1934) arr. Lemare: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D

The 2021-22 Season is kindly sponsored by Ballet4Life