Organ Recital by James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey. Internationally recognised as a conductor and organ recitalist, he has given concerts all over the world, including the United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Europe.
In January 2000 James took up his present appointment as director of music at Westminster Abbey, where he is responsible for the music at all services and special occasions, which in recent years have included the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the memorial services for Nelson Mandela and Sir John Tavener. Under his direction the Abbey Choir broadcasts frequently, and has toured widely, most recently to the United States.
As soloist and director James works with many of the Britain’s leading ensembles. He is Music Director of St James’s Baroque and appears regularly with the BBC Singers. He is Visiting Professor of Organ and of Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music and an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. From 2011 to 2013 he was President of the Royal College of Organists.
The recital programme will include:
J S Bach Prelude and fugue in D, BWV 532
C Franck Choral II in B minor
P Whitlock Scherzetto (Organ Sonata in C minor)
C M Widor Intermezzo (Symphonie VI in G)
L Vierne Clair de lune (Pèces de fantaisie)
M Duruflé Suite Op 5
Prélude – Sicilienne – Toccata
Photography copyright: Clare Clifford