St John’s Cathedral is delighted to relaunch its Organ Recital Series in 2018, following the completion of repair work on the organ. To open this year’s series, it gives us great pleasure to welcome Roger Sayer, Organist and Director of Music at the Temple Church in London. A pupil of Nicholas Danby at the Royal College of Music, where he won all of the organ prizes, he was also a prizewinner at the 1989 St Alban’s International Organ Competition. Since then, he has been constantly in demand both as a recitalist and accompanist and his playing takes him to many parts of the world.
After nearly twenty years at Rochester Cathedral as Organist and Director of Music, in 2013 Sayer was appointed to the Temple Church in London, where he has since created an impressive portfolio of recordings, broadcasts and concerts.
Sayer’s work as organist has also extended into the film world, with his most recent performance as organ soloist for Hans Zimmer’s Oscar-nominated score for the motion picture Interstellar. Zimmer said of Sayer: “He is, without exaggeration, an extraordinary artist, whose humanity shines in the impeccable artistry that flows from his hands….”
Thursday 9 August, 7pm
St John’s Cathedral, 373 Ann St, Brisbane
Tickets: $30, $20 (concession). School students free.
Followed by a reception in the narthex to meet the recitalist.
Free parking available in the Cathedral precinct.
Enquiries: (07) 3835 2222, or AKouznetsov@stjohnscathedral.com.au
Chorale Fantasia on ‘Hallelujah! Gott zu loben bleibe meine Seelenfreud’, Op.52 No.2 – Max Reger (1873-1916)
Melodia, Op.59 No.11 – Max Reger
‘Jesu, meine Freude’, Symphonic Chorale, Op.87 No.2 – Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
Two Chorale Preludes from Op.122 – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op.7 – Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Chorale Prelude on ‘Iste confessor’ – Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
Allegro deciso, from Évocation – Marcel Dupré