St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Oliver Hancock - organ

Friday, 27 February at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Oliver Hancock - organ

Bach

      Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (BWV 686)                                        

          Out of the deep I cry unto thee

Howells

      Psalm Prelude No.1 (Set 1, Op.32)                                                                         

          Lo, the poor man crieth, and the Lord heard him and saveth him out of all his troubles

Leighton

      Aus der Tiefe (Six Fantasies on Hymn Tunes, Op.72)

          Forty days and forty nights

Parry 

      Rockingham (7 Chorale Preludes for Organ, Set 1)          

          When I survey the wondrous cross

Bach

      O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross (BWV 622)

          O man, bewail your great sin

Oliver Hancock is Sub-Organist at Portsmouth Cathedral and School Organist at The Portsmouth Grammar School, having been Organ Scholar at Jesus College, Oxford, and among the first students to take the MMus in Choral Studies at the University of Cambridge in 2010.

From 2008-2012, Oliver was Assistant Organist to Ely Cathedral Girls' Choir, accompanying their tour to Paris, their fifth anniversary Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3, and accompanying on their CD Penitence & Redemption (Regent Records). During his last year, Oliver was Graduate Organ Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge, recording a CD of music by Alan Bullard - Wondrous Cross (Regent Records) - and undertaking a tour of the East coast of the USA, including St Thomas 5th Avenue and the Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York, and the National Cathedral in Washington DC.

In Portsmouth, Oliver accompanies daily services and works with the boy and girl choristers, regularly conducting the choirs in services and concerts as well as undertaking outreach work and tours. At PGS, he accompanies the Chamber Choir - including their recent CD Hodie! (Convivium Records) - and is responsible for teaching Theory and Aural Skills and A-Level harmony and counterpoint.

Oliver remains an active recitalist, with recent performances at St Paul's Valletta, Malta and Westminster Cathedral, and upcoming recitals at the Temple Church, Ripon Cathedral, and York Minster. Oliver is an examiner for the ABRSM, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.