Part of the 2018 Exeter Cathedral Organ Recital Series (find out more about the series). Programme to include Duruflé “Prelude, Adagio et Choral Varié sur le thème de Veni Creator Spiritus“, as well as music by Mark Blatchly and Nico Muhly.
Imperial March – Edward Elgar
Voluntary in A minor – Matthew Locke
Largetto in F# minor – S. S. Wesley
Prelude and Fugue in D BWV 532 -J. S. Bach
The Revd Mustard his Installation Prelude – Nico Muhly
Andante Sostenuto for TJYP – Mark Blatchly
Marriage Toccata for Fran and Rob – Timothy Parsons
Prélude, Adagio et Choral varié sur le thême du “Veni Creator Spritus” – Maurice Duruflé
Carillon de Westminster – Louis Vierne
Tickets £8 adults, £5 students, under 18s FREE. Available from 01392 285983 (Monday to Friday) and online. Booking fee applies.
About Timothy Parsons
Timothy Parsons is Assistant Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral, having previously held posts at the cathedrals of Hereford and Winchester. He was a chorister at Guildford Cathedral, and was later organ scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge, graduating with a starred first in Music in 2014. Whilst at Cambridge he was also organ scholar for King’s Voices, the mixed-voice choir of King’s College Chapel.
At Exeter, Timothy plays the organ for the Cathedral Choir’s schedule of services and concerts and also directs the St Peter’s Singers, the Cathedral’s adult voluntary choir. He is always pleased to receive enquiries about this, or about the opportunity for visiting choirs to sing at the cathedral.
About the organ
In 1665 local organ builder John Loosemore created what has become one of the most distinctive and striking organ cases ever built.
In over three hundred years the organ has been expanded and updated to meet the ever changing musical demands of a living Cathedral, from the expansion and raising of Loosemore’s case and the moving of the impressive 32’ pipes to the South Transept, to the creation of an entirely new section of the organ in the Minstrels’ Gallery.
Containing over 4000 pipes, the organ is played from a console of four manuals and pedals which is situated on the central ‘pulpitum’ screen.