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Event Information:

  • Wed

    Organ Recital: Paul Provost

    4:00 pmThe Quire, Southwell Minster

    Johann Sebastian Bach! A towering genius of western music who continues to inspire composers and performers in many genres. He in turn was inspired by his forebears: as a young man he made a 300-mile round trip on foot across north Germany to hear and study the music of the leading composer of his time, Dietrich Buxtehude. The fruits of this famous pilgrimage can be found in the large body of Bach’s organ works which, in their scale, range and profundity, provide an inexhaustible treasure trove of technical fascination and musical delight. This first Festival recital on the Minster’s fine Quire organ will be given by Rector Chori (Director of Music) Paul Provost. The organ was designed by his predecessor Paul Hale.

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532
    Trio super ‘Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr’ BWV 662
    Concerto in A minor after Vivaldi BWV 593
    Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654
    Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582

    Tickets £5
    18 years and under £2.50

    Online booking is now closed. All remaining tickets are now available at Southwell Cathedral Shop. Please phone 01636 812933, or call in personally.

    Supported by a private sponsor

    Read about Southwell Minster Rector Chori Paul Provost here.

    Download and read this article on JS Bach,  'Father Bach', an extended version of an article published in the Festival programme book.