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British organist Stephen Cleobury performs in recital on January 6
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The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents "Organ Recital by Stephen Cleobury" at 8pm on January 6, 2004 (Tuesday) at the Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

The programme includes Bach's "Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C, BWV 564" and "Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542", Mendelssohn's "Sonata No. 6 in D Minor, Op. 65, No. 6", Howells' "Paean", Liszt's "Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" and Elgar's "Sonata No. 1 in G, Op. 28 (1st Movement)".

Stephen Cleobury is the organist and director of music at King's College, Cambridge and chief conductor of the BBC Singers. He received his early musical education at Worcester Cathedral and was organ student at St John's College, Cambridge, before becoming successively organist at St Matthew's, Northampton, sub-organist at Westminster Abbey and master of music at Westminster Cathedral. He works frequently with orchestras but is also well known as an organ recitalist and is a former president of the Royal College of Organists. His recording of popular organ music from King's has recently been issued by EMI.

Under Cleobury's direction, the King's College Choir continues the daily singing of chapel services during term time - the raison d'etre of the choir - and maintains a busy schedule of concerts, tours, recordings and broadcasts. Besides his dedication to earlier music, Cleobury has commissioned many works for the choir from contemporary composers.

He became chief conductor of the BBC Singers in November 1995. His work with the group includes studio recordings, invitation concerts and public engagements across a range of choral repertoire from the Renaissance right up to the present day. Cleobury recently premiered Edward Cowie's "Gaia" with the BBC Singers and the Endymion Ensemble.

Tickets for "Organ Recital by Stephen Cleobury" priced at $120, $80 and $50 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessions will be granted to senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients.

For programme enquiries, call 2268 7321; for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999; for internet booking, visit http://www.urbtix.gov.hk ; for more information, visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp .

Ends/Saturday, December 6, 2003
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