Free Pipe Organ Concert
Jeffrey Williams (UK)
29 September 2012 (Saturday)
Jeffrey Williams learnt music at Bath where he studied the organ and choir training with Dudley Holroyd at Bath Abbey and choral conducting with John Richards. From university he moved to Hampshire to take up his first teaching position and has taught at schools both in the state and independent sectors. Williams is on the panel of Music Examiners for Trinity College, London and has examined in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as extensively in the United Kingdom. He is an examiner for the Royal School of Church Music, and has been Organ Advisor for the Diocese of Winchester since 1999.
As an organ recitalist, Williams has given numerous recitals in the United Kingdom, having played at many of the English Cathedrals and major Parish Churches, as well as performances in France, Holland and the United States. His CD recording of the restored 1858 Walker Organ at Romsey Abbey has had extracts featured on the BBC Radio 2 programme The Organist Entertains. He is in increasing demand as an adjudicator; recent engagements have included the Sri Lanka Music Festival, the Leith Hill Choral Festival, the Bangor International Choral Festival and the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. He is currently Organist at St Mary's Church, Southampton and Musical Director of the Romsey Counterpoint Singers.
During a long association with the music at Romsey Abbey, Williams established the choir as one of the most successful all-male church choirs in the South of England. Under his direction, the Abbey Choir gave three visits to Westminster Abbey and two concert tours to Holland, as well as performed on local television and national BBC Radio 3. For a number of years, Williams was conductor of the Romsey Choral Society, working with professional soloists and instrumentalists. In December 2003, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for his work in music.
J. Stanley (1712 - 1786)
Voluntary in A Major, Op. 7, No. 1
W. Davies (1869 - 1941)
Interlude in C Major
J. Langlais (1907 - 1991)
Trois méditations sur la Sainte Trinité
Le Pčre - Le Fils - Le Saint Esprit
M. Reger (1873 - 1916)
Variationen und Fuge über Heil, unserem König Heil und Heil dir im Siegerkranz
Free tickets are distributed at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Enquiry Counter (9am to 9pm daily) from 7 September onwards. Each patron may get a maximum of 4 tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Audiences aged 6 and above are welcome. Running time of the concert is about 40 minutes without intermission. Members of the audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break.
The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme without prior notice should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.
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