After the 5pm Choral Evensong service on 7th January there is an organ recital by Alexander Palotai.
His programme is as follows:
Épiphanie – Gaston Litaize (1909-1991)
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 662 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 663 – J.S. Bach
Trio super: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 664 – J.S. Bach
‘Allegro Risoluto’ from ’Symphonie No. 2 in E minor, Op. 20’ – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Alexander Palotai began his musical education as a chorister in Chelmsford Cathedral in 2005. In 2013 he was awarded the inaugural Sir David Willcocks organ scholarship at Clifton College, where he studied the organ with James Drinkwater and James Hills. In 2014 he was part of the first class of organists at the Royal Academy of Music’s junior department, where he was taught by Anne Marsden Thomas and Peter Holder. As a soloist, he has performed in venues such as Bristol Cathedral, St Lawrence Jewry in London and St Lawrence, Alton, as part of their international recital series. As Senior Organ Scholar at Worcester College, he accompanies the choirs for services, concerts, recordings and broadcasts. He also trains the boy choristers in conjunction with the other Organ Scholars and the Director of Chapel Music. He is currently taught by William Whitehead and is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists. In September 2018 he will take up the position of Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral.
This recital is open to anyone who would like to come along. Those not attending the service should be at the church by 6 pm.