St Edmundsbury Cathedral Organ Festival...
The final recital in this year’s Cathedral Organ Festival series takes place at 5 pm on Saturday 7 November at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds. The recitalist is Malcolm Archer, composer and Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College. The programme includes music by Elgar, Bach, Vierne and his own composition ‘Elegy’.
This recital concludes the fifth Organ Festival, following the success of previous years. It showcases well-known organists from far and wide, including the Cathedral’s own musicians.
‘The Organ Festival has become an important part of our annual music programme,’ comments James Thomas, Director of Music at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. ‘These recitals are popular and give audiences the chance to hear first class music on a first class instrument.’
The organ was completely refurbished in 2010 and was further enhanced by the installation of two new painted and gilded cases which have transformed the interior of the Cathedral. This recital is free of charge with a retiring collection.