St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Charles Wooler - organ

Friday, 28 October at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Charles Wooler - organ

Percy Whitlock

Four Extemporisations

iv. Fanfare

J. S. Bach

Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (Achtzehn Leipzig Chorales)

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (BWV 731)

Fantasia & Fugue in G minor (BWV 542)

César Franck

Six Pièces pour Grand Orgue

v. Prière

Louis Vierne

24 Pièces de Fantaisie: Troisième Suite

vi. Carillon de Westminster

Originally brought up on the border between Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, Charles Wooler attended Berkhamsted School, taking organ lessons there with Adrian Davis. Moving to the North-East, Charles embarked on a Masters Degree in Chemistry & then a Postgraduate Certificate of Education at the University of Durham. From 1999 to 2003, Charles was organ scholar at St. Oswald's Durham continued his organ studies with Keith Wright. In 2003, he was appointed Assistant Director of Music at Gosforth Parish Church of St Nicholas. There followed a time as Director of Music at St John's, Grainger Street in Newcastle: under his direction the choir grew enormously with the introduction of a choral bursary scheme for young singers under the age of 21, with highlights being services at St Paul's, Ripon, Chester, Edinburgh and Durham Cathedrals and Westminster Abbey.

Charles has given recitals all over the country. Recent performances include the Cathedrals of St Paul's, Westminster, Edinburgh (St Mary's and St Giles'), Newcastle, Chester, Portsmouth, Ripon, Coventry, Hereford and Truro as well as St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Hexham and Tewkesbury Abbies and McEwan Hall, Edinburgh.  London venues have included St Lawrence, Jewry, St Michael's Cornhill and St Stephen's Walbrook. Performances this year and next include Liverpool Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Glasgow University.

Charles studies with James Parsons, James Lancelot and David Goode. At home, Charles enjoys spending time with his six year old son Harry, cooking and watching murder mystery programmes. When all other commitments permit, Charles is a full-time Chemistry Teacher in Northumberland.

Originally brought up on the border between Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, Charles Wooler attended Berkhamsted School, taking organ lessons there with Adrian Davis. Moving to the North-East, Charles embarked on a Masters Degree in Chemistry & then a Postgraduate Certificate of Education at the University of Durham. From 1999 to 2003, Charles was organ scholar at St. Oswald's Durham continued his organ studies with Keith Wright. In 2003, he was appointed Assistant Director of Music at Gosforth Parish Church of St Nicholas. There followed a time as Director of Music at St John's, Grainger Street in Newcastle: under his direction the choir grew enormously with the introduction of a choral bursary scheme for young singers under the age of 21, with highlights being services at St Paul's, Ripon, Chester, Edinburgh and Durham Cathedrals and Westminster Abbey.

Charles has given recitals all over the country. Recent performances include the Cathedrals of St Paul's, Westminster, Edinburgh (St Mary's and St Giles'), Newcastle, Chester, Portsmouth, Ripon, Coventry, Hereford and Truro as well as St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Hexham and Tewkesbury Abbies and McEwan Hall, Edinburgh.  London venues have included St Lawrence, Jewry, St Michael's Cornhill and St Stephen's Walbrook. Performances this year and next include Liverpool Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Glasgow University.

Charles studies with James Parsons, James Lancelot and David Goode. At home, Charles enjoys spending time with his six year old son Harry, cooking and watching murder mystery programmes. When all other commitments permit, Charles is a full-time Chemistry Teacher in Northumberland.