Jan - Mar 2017 Organ Programmes




We welcome you to our historic series of Tuesday lunchtime organ concerts. This is one of London’s longest established and most notable organ series, in one of Wren’s finest City churches, enhanced in recent years by the installation of our fine Klais organ. For over a century City workers have found solace and inspiration by coming to hear music at lunchtime in this space. Admission is free, but the expenses of our music ministry are considerable, and we are most grateful for your generosity in the retiring collection.


In February and March, we are delighted to present another series of outstanding school-age organists from around the UK. The energy and commitment of these young artists has entranced audiences in previous years, and it is certain that this year’s roster will be equally interesting.


January 10th           JAMES McVINNIE (London and Reykjavik)

Fantasia in G minor                                      Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

La Joie et la Grace & Prière après la Communion,

    from Livre du Saint Sacrement                Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Organ Concerto Op 4 no 1                           Georg Friderik  Handel (1685-1759)                                                                                                                                             

January 17th   JAMES ORFORD (Organ Scholar, Royal Hospital, Chelsea)

Prélude from Suite Op 5                              Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Concerto in E minor Op 3 no 4                    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Impromptu from Pièces de Fantaisie Op 54  Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Prelude and Fugue in a minor, BWV 543        Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


January 24th                       CATHERINE ENNIS

Aria detta La Frescobalda; Bergamasca     Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Toccata in C BWV 566                                  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude and Fugue in G, Op 37 No 2   Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Two chorale preludes from op.122:           Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Herzlich thut mich erfreuen; herzlich thut mich erlangen

Introduktion und Passacaglia d-moll          Max Reger (1873-1916)


January 31st              CATHERINE ENNIS

Praeludium in E minor                                 Diderik Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Sinfonia from Cantata no. 29 (arr. Guilmant)   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

From the Orgelbüchlein:

Mit Fried und Freud BWV 616; Herr Gott nun schleuss den Himmel auf BWV 617                                                                            J.S.Bach

Two chorale preludes: Eventide and Rockingham           

                                                            Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)

Trois Mouvements Perpetuels (arr. CE)     Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Assez modéré; Très modéré: Alerte

In paradisum;            Fiat lux                        Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)



Toccata duodecima                                       Georg Muffatt (1653-1704)

3 Orgelbüchlein Project pieces :

Christ der du bist der helle Tag- Ad Wammes (b.1953) Herzlich thut mich verlangen- Jon Laukvik (b.1952),  Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir- Iain Farrington (b.1977)

Prélude, Fugue et Variation; Fantaisie en La         César Franck (1822-1890)

Asturias (arr.CE)                                            Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)

Salamanca                                                      Guy Bovet (b.1942)


February 14   JOSHUA SIMOES and JUSTIN STOLLERY (Harrow School)

Joshua Simoes

Registo baixo do 1 tom          Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia (1561-1627)

Improvisation No 7 Opus 150     Camille Saint Saëns (1835-1921)

Suite gothique Opus 25.               Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)

Introduction – choral; Menuet gothique;

Prière à Notre-Dame;Toccata

Justin Stollery

Passacaglia in c minor BWV 582    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Toccata in b minor                            Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)


February 21  Adam Chillingworth, Jaylen Cheng, Alan Chen, George Balfour and Blake Chen  (St. John’s College Choir School, Cambridge)

Adam Chillingworth (Year 7):

Toccata in F BuxWV 157          Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Fanfare                                      Francis Jackson (b. 1917)

Jaylen Cheng (Year 6):

Fuga in C BuxWV 174                Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Alan Chen (Year 6):

Chorale 'Wachet auf'  Op 68, No 5                         Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Toccatina for the Flutes                   Pietro Yon (1886-1943)

George Balfour (Year 8):

Chorale 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ' BWV 639           J S Bach

Fanfare                                   Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)

Blake Chen (Year 8):

Trio Sonata in Eb BWV 525, 1st Movement                                 J S Bach

Chorale: O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sunde gross BWV 622    J S Bach

Impromptu                            Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)


February 28            Hamish Fraser and Max Salata (Eton College)

Hamish Fraser

Sonata No 3               Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Trio on Nun komm der Heiden Heiland’ BWV 660  J.S.Bach

Final from Symphony no. 1             Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Max Salata

Sonata in E flat                                                          J.S.Bach

La Vierge et l’enfant              Olivier Messiaen (1906-1992)

Toccata in G                           Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)


March 7        Fintan Simmons (Shrewsbury School), Charles Kingston and William Pierce (Tonbridge School)

Fintan Simmons

Prelude in E BWV 566 -                                            J.S.Bach

Andante con moto (Sonata in D) Op 65 No 5   Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Fanfare                                   William Mathias (1935-1992)

Charles Kingston

Prelude in A minor BWV 543                                  J.S. Bach

Carillon de Longpoint                       Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

William Pierce

Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 660             J.S. Bach

Andante Sostenuto; Intermède et Allegro con brio from Sonata 8

                        Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)


March 14     Jason Richards (Dean Close School) and Harrison Cole (Junior RAM and Ipswich School)

Harrison Cole:

Fiat Lux                                   Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Trio Sonata No.1 in E flat, Movement 1     J.S.Bach

Allegretto and Folk Tune, from Five Short Pieces

 Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)

Hymne d'Action de Grâce: Te Deum    Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Jason Richards

Sonata No. 4              Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

            Allegro con brio; Andante Religioso;

Allegretto; Allegro Maestoso

Pièce Héroïque                                  César Franck (1822-1890)


March 21     William Campbell and Thomas Williamson (Wellington College)

Prelude in A minor BWV 543    J.S.Bach      (William)                                                                                

Largo (from Sonata 2) BWV 526     J.S.Bach (Thomas)

In dir ist Freude  BWV 615       J.S.Bach    (William)           

Ruhig Bewegt (from Sonata 2)     Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) (Thomas)                 

Elegy        Sir George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)     (William)                                                                               

Suite Gothique opus 25                    Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)                                    

Introduction – Choral ; Menuet Gothique   (Thomas);                                                                                                Prière à Notre Dame ; Toccata (William)                                                


The team at St. Lawrence Jewry gratefully thanks those who support the schools series, especially Rob Smith and Andrew Gillett and all of you who contribute to our retiring collection




Fantazia of four parts                                   Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

From Six short preludes and postludes, op.105: 1. On a theme of Orlando Gibbons (Song 34) 2. On a theme of Orlando Gibbons (Song 22)

                                                                        Sir Charles Villiers Stanford(1852-1924)

Intermezzo founded upon an Irish air, op. 189 no. 4       Sir C.V.Stanford

From 66 Chorale Preludes, op. 65:             Sigfried Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Ein Feste Burg (47); O Welt ich muss dich lassen(21); Schmücke dich (51); Nun danket alle Gott (59)


(April recitals to follow.) No recital April 18th)



During the five Tuesday lunchtime concerts in May, we are delighted to present the twelfth annual series of John Hill recitals, supported by several extremely generous and enthusiastic individual donors. This year again we feature international young artists hand-picked by professors at the top music conservatories of the world.


All requests are welcome for another “lollipops” programme on 25th July. Please submit to cmennis@aol.com or to Catherine Ennis, The Vestry, St. Lawrence Jewry next Guildhall, London EC2V5AA.

You are invited to reserve any applause until the end of the recital and to give generously to the retiring collection.