Vierne 150 Festival

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Vierne 150 Festival

Throughout 2020 we will be celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Louis Vierne (1870-1937), Organist of Notre Dame (1900-1937), and one of the towering figures in the Organ canon, through performances of the complete Organ and Chamber Music.

In the first half of the year, our Sunday organ recitals will be dedicated to showcasing the best of Vierne's organ and chamber works.

Most Sundays 4.45 - 5.15 pm Cathedral floor Free and unticketed
2020
Sunday 5 January: Francesca Massey
Pièces de fantaisie, Op. 51 (1926) 
Sunday 12 January: Anna Lapwood
24 pièces en style libre, Op. 31 (1914) vol. 1
Sunday 19 January: Chamber
String Quartet, Op. 12 (1894)
Sunday 2 February: Jeremiah Stephenson
Pièces de fantaisie, Op. 53 (1926)
Sunday 9 February: Joseph Beech
24 pièces en style libre, Op. 31 (1914) vol. 2 (nos 13-18)
Sunday 16 February: Katie Foster and James Orford
Violin & Piano
   Sonata, Op. 23 (1905–6)
Sunday 1 March: Peter Stevens
Pièces de fantaisie, Op. 54 (1927)
Sunday 8 March: Helen Charlston and Simon Johnson
Organ & Soprano
   Les Angélus, Op. 57 (1929)
   Tantum ergo, Op. 2 (1891)
   Ave Maria, Op. 3 (1890)
   Ave verum, Op. 15 (1899)
Sunday 15 March: Jeremy Lloyd
24 pièces en style libre, Op. 31 (1914) vol. 2 (nos 19-24)
Sunday 22 March: Clare O'Connell and James Orford
Cello & Piano
   Soirs étrangers, Op. 56 (1928)
Sunday 5 April: Richard Pinel
Pièces de fantaisie, Op. 55 (1927)
Sunday 19 April: Claire Ward and James Orford
Soprano & Piano
   Spleens et détresses, Op. 38 (1917)
   Trois mélodies, Op. 18 (1897)
Sunday 3 May: James Lancelot
Messe basse, Op. 30 (1912)
Sunday 10 May: John Challenger
Vierne the Transcriber
   Johann Sebastian Bach: Sicilienne, BWV 1031 (1894)
   César Franck: Cinq pièces pour harmonium (1901)
   Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude, Op. 3 no. 2 (1932)
Sunday 17 May: William Fox
Collected Works I
   Three Improvisations (recorded 1928), reconstructed Maurice Duruflé (1954)
    interspersed with:
   Allegretto, Op. 1 (1894)
   Prélude funèbre, Op. 4 (1896)
Sunday 24 May: Gabriella Dall'Olio and James Orford
Harp 
   Rhapsodie, Op. 25 (1909)
Piano
   Suite bourguignonne (1899), Op. 17
Sunday 7 June: David Bednall
Messe basse pour les défunts, Op. 62 (1934)
Sunday 14 June: Asher Oliver
Collected Works II
   Verset fugué sur ‘In exitu Israël’ (1894)
   Communion, Op. 8 (1896–7)
   Prélude en fa dièse mineur (1914)
   Triptyque, Op. 58 (1929–31)
Sunday 21 June: Chamber
Piano Quintet, Op. 42 (1917–18)

Our celebrity organ recital series will feature Vierne's Six Symphonies:

Symphony No 1 in D minor (Op.14)
Thursday 14 May 2020
6.30pm
Johann Vexo, France
Tickets are not yet available for this concert.
Symphony No 2 in E minor (Op.20)
Thursday 4 June 2020
6.30pm
William Fox, St Paul's Cathedral
Tickets are not yet available for this concert.
Symphony No 3 in F sharp minor (Op.28)
Thursday 2 July 2020
6.30pm
Simon Johnson, St Paul's Cathedral
Tickets are not yet available for this concert.
Symphony No 4 in G minor (Op.32)
Thursday 6 August 2020
6.30pm
Stephen Farr, UK
This concert will also feature the first performance of a new work by Edward Cowie. 
Tickets are not yet available for this concert.
Symphony No 5 in A minor (Op.47)
Thursday 3 September 2020
6.30pm
Samuel Kummer, Germany
Tickets are not yet available for this concert.
Symphony No 6 in B minor (Op.59)
Thursday 1 October 2020
6.30pm
Christopher Houlihan, USA
Tickets are not yet available for this concert.