Thomas Trotter

Tuesday 18 June, 7.30pm

Thomas Trotter Organ

Holst Jupiter (from The Planets Suite)
Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor (BWV 542)

Tickets: £15 and £12

With a towering reputation as one of the world’s leading concert organists, mult- award-winning British instrumentalist Thomas Trotter will grace the Priory’s Nicholson organ in this very special recital.

The programme, devised by Trotter, will feature Holst’s epic ‘Jupiter’ from the Planets Suite, and Bach’s dramatic ‘Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542’, plus other exciting repertoire to appeal to both organ purists and general music-lovers who are new to the instrument.

Thomas Trotter – a true celebrity organist – boasts a 40-year residency as Birmingham City Organist, as well as organist at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey. Speaking in Choir & Organ magazine (September 2023), Trotter explains how the rich repertoire of organ music communicates with its audience on many different levels:

“It can be a symphony orchestra or a chamber ensemble; it can move you or put a smile on your face; it’s been described as the Voice of God but it also has the common touch.”

Don’t miss the chance to hear this legendary musician and boss of the organ command Christchurch Priory’s 4603-piped Nicholson organ, with its rich tone-colour and powerful range.

Organist Thomas Trotter
Organist Thomas Trotter

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