St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

William Mason - organ

Friday, 31 January at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

William Mason - organ

William Mason - organ


Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) - Sonata  II

Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697) - Praeludium in E minor
   
Eugène Gigout (1844-1925) - Grand Choeur Dialogue
    
William Mason (1991) - Improvisation
 
William Mason was born in Cheltenham in July 1991 and received his earliest musical training as a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral under the directorship of David Briggs and Andrew Nethsingha.  He was later awarded a sixth form Organ Scholarship to Cheltenham College and a gap-year Organ Scholarship to Sherborne Abbey and School.  

William was Organ Scholar at Royal Holloway, University of London from 2010-2013 where he studied for a degree in music.  Whilst Organ Scholar, he accompanied the acclaimed Chapel Choir for all services and concerts.  He has broadcast playing the organ live on BBC Radio Three and recorded three albums for Hyperion Records.  

William has worked regularly on Eton Choral Courses as an accompanist and performed in venues such as St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral and St John's Smith Square.  His organ teachers have included Rupert Gough, Alexander Ffinch and Thomas Trotter and he has studied improvisation with David Briggs and Martin Baker.  

Since September 2013, William has been the School Organist at Repton and a teacher of academic music.