This summer we are delighted to be able, once again, with the support of Historic Environment Scotland, to present live music in Dunblane Cathdral on 6 Saturdays from July through August
The recitals will be slightly shorter than usual, and due to COVID restrictions, there will be no soup lunches. However, there will be a feast of music.
For NHS Test & Protect purposes, and to minimise queuing at the door, please click on the recital date below where you can read more details about the recital and pre-register for that specific recital.
Pre-registration will close 1 hour before the recital. If pre-registration for a recital is closed, please come along and register upon entry as there will be seats available.
If you would like to show your support for live music and these recitals, please consider donating to one of our local charities, Strathcarron Hospice, by clicking HERE. Thank you.
Edinburgh City Organist, conductor, early music scholar, and music educator John Kitchen will perform Guilan, Sweelinck and Krebs on August 7th.
John Kitchen is known for his extensive recording porholio of organ music, and his research and demonstration of historical keyboard instruments. He made major contributions to the discography and scholarship on the organ works of Russell and Krebs. He is the University Organist and an Honorary Fellow at Edinburgh University, and serves as Director of the Edinburgh University Singers. John Kitchen was appointed MBE in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours list.
August 7th: JOHN KITCHEN (Edinburgh University)
Guilan, Sweelinck, Krebs
Prize-winning organist and Director of Music at Glasgow Cathedral Andrew Forbes will perform Muffat and Liszt on August 14th.
After graduating MMus (Distinction) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Andrew now learns with Dame Gillian Weir, supported by awards from the Hope Scod and McGlashan trusts. Previous organ posts include St Mary’s Cathedral (Edinburgh) and Glasgow University Chapel.
Andrew performs throughout Europe as a soloist, with recent venues including the Philharmonie de Paris, and St Paul’s Cathedral (London). He teaches organ and historical keyboards for RCS Junior Conservatoire and Glasgow University, and appears regularly on the faculty of St Andrews Organ Week.
August 14th: ANDREW FORBES (Glasgow Cathedral)
The series will end on August 28th with JS Bach, Arauxo and Franck performed by Chris Bragg, a former organ scholar of Dunblane Cathedral who is now based in St. Andrews University.
Chris studied organ performance at the former RSAMD and at the Amsterdam Conservatory where he completed a Master’s degree in 2005. In addition, he studied church music at the Utrecht Conservatory and clavichord with Menno van Dele. He has performed solo recitals in six European countries and in the USA.
Chris Bragg is Head of Programming at the University of St Andrews Music Centre where he was closely involved in the housing of the historic 1868 T.C. Lewis organ in the unique McPherson Recital Room. He is also Artistic Director of St Andrews Organ Week, organist of St Salvador’s Episcopal Church in Dundee and is active as a performer, teacher and translator. An extensive writer on matters relating to organ design and history, he contributes regularly to the Rhinegold journal, Choir and Organ.
August 28th: CHRIS BRAGG (St. Andrews University)
JS Bach, Arauxo, Franck