Event: John Nicholson and the Victorian Organ

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Saturday 22 April 2017, 2.30pm
St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Twyning GL20 6DA

The April meeting of the Worcestershire Organists’ Association will feature an illustrated talk/recital by Andrew Caskie, assistant managing director of Nicholson & Co., on our founder John Nicholson (1815–1895) and the place of his instruments within the development of the English Victorian organ.

Illustrations will be played on the 2-manual 23-stop organ in St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Twyning. Completed in 1886, this was the last organ built by John Nicholson. A full restoration to original condition was completed by Nicholson & Co. in 2004.

The music played will be by composers living and working locally during John Nicholson’s life:

Vesper Voluntaries, Op. 14 – Edward Elgar (complete)
Allegretto – Charles H Lloyd
Larghetto (from A Second Set of Three Pieces for Chamber Organ) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Short Sonata in G major, Op. 18 – Hugh Blair

Please note that the church is actually in the village of Church End, just adjacent to the village of Twyning – see ‘Find us’ tab at https://www.achurchnearyou.com/twyning-st-mary-magdalene/

Admission is free and all are welcome.

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