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  • 26 Aug 17
  • 19:00
  • £8
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The Francis Jackson Centenary Organ Recitals (every Saturday from 29 July until 26 August)

This year, the ever popular series of Summer Organ Recitals have been named in honour of York Minster’s distinguished Organist Emeritus, Dr Francis Jackson CBE who celebrates his 100th birthday in October.  The five concerts in the series will include performances by the Minster’s acclaimed team of three organists and two internationally renowned guest performers. 

The season draws to a close on Saturday 26 August with a recital by Robert Sharpe, Director of Music at York Minster.  Robert will showcase two Jackson compositions as well as works by Phillip Moore, Edward Bairstow and J S Bach.  The full programme is: 

Prelude for a Solemn Occasion 5’by Francis Jackson

Soliloquy on the theme J.A.C.K.S.O.N. 5’30”by Phillip Moore

Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor 14’ by J S Bach

Sonata in E flat 18’by Edward Bairstow

Toccata, Chorale and Fugue 17’by Francis Jackson

Robert Sharpe has been Director of Music at York Minster since September 2008, having previously held posts at Truro Cathedral, Lichfield Cathedral, St Albans Abbey and Exeter College, Oxford.

His work centres on the daily choral tradition of York Minster with its two treble lines of boys and girls and the famous Minster organ.  In addition, he frequently performs as an organ soloist, having played in many parts of the Europe and the USA as well as major venues in the UK.

He has made numerous recordings with Truro Cathedral choir and York Minster choir which have all received critical acclaim.  Sharpe’s teachers include Roger Bryan, the late Nicholas Danby and David Sanger as well as those with whom he has had the privilege of working, most notably Andrew Lumsden, Barry Rose and Paul Spicer.

Each recital starts at 7.00pm.

Tickets cost £8.00.