Sussex Concerts

Concert Details

Promoted by: St. Leonard’s Church, Seaford
Time: Saturday, 13 July 2019, at 1:00pm
Place: St Leonard’s Church, Seaford
Description: Programme

J.S. Bach – Prelude and Fugue in G major (BWV 541)
J.S. Bach - An Wasserflüssen Babylon (BWV 653)
J.S. Bach – ‘Gigue’ Fugue in G (BWV 577)
Saint-Saens – Improvisation No. 7, Op. 150
Nevin – Will o’ the Wisp
Lefébure-Wely – Bolero de Concert
Thalben-Ball – Elegy
William Walton – Crown Imperial

Richard Dawson is the Deputy Director of Music and Head of Academic Music at Brighton College, Musical Director of the Esterházy Chamber Choir and Director of Music and Organist at St Paul’s Church, Brighton. In September 2019, Richard will take up the post of Director of Music at Barnard Castle School in County Durham.
Richard read music at the University of Oxford, where he was also the Organ Scholar at Keble College. He was also the organist at the Church of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford. During his time at Keble College, Richard accompanied the choir for numerous tours and recordings (including Duruflé Requiem and Vierne Messe Solenelle) as well as for the College’s first live broadcast of Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3.
As an organist, prizes awarded to Richard for his playing include the Michael Popkin Memorial Award for the highest marks in all organ classes at the Oxford Festival, and the Douglas May Prize for outstanding playing at the Oundle International Organ Festival. He has accompanied choral services in such venues as York Minster, Wells Cathedral, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and has recently accompanied the Brighton College Chapel Choir for an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. Recent and upcoming solo venues include Westminster Cathedral, Birmingham Town Hall, Arundel Cathedral, Alexandra Palace, London, and various Oxford Colleges. In March, Richard improvised the soundtrack to the 1925 version of the famous silent film Phantom of the Opera in Brighton.
Richard is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists, and has studied the organ with Stephen Farr, Andrew Fletcher and Toby Barnard.
Tickets: The Lunchtime Concert has Free Admission with a retiring Collection and lasts approximately an hour.
Contact: John Baker

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