Members of the public are welcome to attend a special autumn concert series presented by Lancing College, consisting of three outstanding organ concerts and three special recitals.
The organ concerts:
- Richard Gowers, one of the brightest young stars in the organ world: Weds 30 Sept
- Daniel Cook, organist for all national and state services in Westminster Abbey: Weds 7 Oct
- Jack Redman, outstanding young organist and current organ scholar at Lancing College Chapel: Weds 18 Nov
All concerts begin at 7.30pm, and take place in Lancing College Chapel.
The special recitals:
- Tagline, British Association of Barbershop Singers National Quartet Champions: Great School, Thurs 17 Sept
- Old Dirty Brasstards, introducing brass music to new audiences: Lancing College Theatre, Fri 9 Oct
- Elizabeth Watts, ‘one of the most beautiful voices Britain has produced in a generation’: Great School, Thurs 12 Nov
Tagline and Elizabeth Watts begin at 7.30pm; Old Dirty Brasstards begin at 8pm.
The organ concerts take place in Lancing College Chapel, a magnificent neo-Gothic Grade I listed building and one of the most impressive landmarks in Sussex. The upper chapel has two splendid organs: the four-manual Walker (1914) and the Frobenius choir organ (1986).
Richard Gowers, who performs on Wednesday 30 September, is one of the brightest young stars in the organ world. Organ Scholar of King’s College in Cambridge, he will be accompanying the famous choir in this year’s Christmas Eve Carol Service from King’s, broadcast live to millions round the world. His recital at Lancing promises to be a musical feast!
Daniel Cook, who performs on Wednesday 7 October, is the Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey, and is the main organist for all national and state services in the Abbey. He has an international reputation as a player of the highest order, and Lancing welcomes him back to play an exciting programme of music on the Frobenius and Walker organs.
Jack Redman, who performs on Wednesday 18 November, gained the prestigious ARCO diploma at the age of just 16. He is the current Organ Scholar at Lancing College Chapel, and presents his first full recital, in support of the College’s aid projects in Malawi. He will be playing a varied programme of music using all six keyboards and 4,879 pipes of the Chapel’s two magnificent instruments.
Tagline, who perform in Lancing’s Great School on Thursday 17 September, are the 2015 British Association of Barbershop Singers National Quartet Champions, the youngest quartet ever to win the national contest. They have represented Britain twice at the International Barbershop Collegiate Competition, most recently in Las Vegas, where they were placed ninth in the world. With a repertoire ranging from Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder to traditional barbershop classics, this is an exciting opportunity to hear one of Britain’s leading a cappella quartets.
Old Dirty Brasstards, who perform in Lancing College Theatre on Friday 9 October, have gained an enviable reputation for their bold and innovative approach to brass playing; and their mission is to introduce this music to new audiences. The tweed-clad 10 piece brass and drum collective comprises some of London’s top freelance musicians: this will be a relaxed cabaret-style evening with an eclectic mix of pop, R&B and soul that never fail to get dance floors jumping for joy!
Elizabeth Watts, who performs in Great School on Thursday 12 November, has won the Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, the Outstanding Young Artist Award at Cannes MIDEM Classique Awards and the Kathleen Ferrier Award. Hailed as one of our brightest new talents, she has toured extensively in Europe and the UK, worked with a number of orchestras and appeared at the BBC Proms. Her recital will include Strauss, de Falla, Canteloube and Bridge.
Diary and booking details
- Barbershop concert: Tagline, 17 September, 7.30pm, Great School: tickets £10 (£8 concessions)
- Organ recital: Richard Gowers, 30 September, 7.30pm, Lancing College Chapel, tickets £7.50
- Organ recital: Daniel Cook, 7 October, 7.30pm, Lancing College Chapel, tickets £7.50
- Old Dirty Brasstards, 9 October, 8pm, Lancing College Theatre, tickets £12
- Elizabeth Watts, 12 November, Great School, tickets including interval drink £15 (£10 concessions, students free)
- Organ recital: Jack Redman, 7.30pm, Lancing College Chapel, tickets £5
Tickets available in advance from Beverley Allen: firstname.lastname@example.org 01273 465968.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door.