Stephen to take part in Cathedral recital

THE programme of organ recitals will continue on Sunday November 18 2012 at 4.15pm in St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh when the organist will be Dr Stephen Timpany.

Following preliminary organ lessons with Mr Harry Anderson in Banbridge, Stephen Timpany studied for seven years with Canon Martin White, one of the Cathedral’s former organists.

Stephen has been Organist in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Banbridge for over 20 years and Head of Music at Glastry College on the Ards Peninsula. When his musical commitments allow, Stephen is also a Gentleman of the Cathedral Choir in Armagh.

Stephen’s musical interests include Baroque and Romantic organ music, improvisation, Anglican cathedral music and the training of young voices. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and is currently Vice-President of the Ulster Society of Organists and Choirmasters.

The choice of music for this next organ recital will include the Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 538 by J S Bach, Extracts from Water Music by Handel, Andantino by Bedard and the Prelude, Fugue and Variation Op 18 by Franck.

Admission is free to the organ recital, which will last approximately 45 minutes. There will be a retiring collection for the further endowment of the Archbishop of Armagh’s Choir Fund.

Mr Theo Saunders, the Cathedral Organist and Master of the Choristers, said, “I am pleased to report that the two previous organ recitals have raised over £500 for the Choir Fund. This money will be used to build up the Fund’s capital resources, thus protecting the Choir’s long-term future.”