St Bride's: Music - Samuel Ali – organ

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Samuel Ali – organ

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

Samuel Ali – organ

J S Bach

Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582

C P E Bach

Sonata in F major Wq. 70/3, H. 84

Allegro

Largo

Allegretto

J Brahms

from Eleven Chorale Preludes op. 122

2. Herzlich tut mich verlangen

J S Bach tr. Max Reger - from WTC I

Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor BWV 867

J S Bach tr. Marcel Dupré

from Cantata 29 'Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir' BWV 29

Sinfonia

Samuel Ali was born in 1990 in Gravesend, Kent, and has Turkish and Italian heritage. He is a second-year Master's student at the Royal College of Music where he studies the organ with David Graham, Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin and Andrew Dewar. He also studies improvisation with Sophie-Véronique and continuo with Robert Woolley. He is the organist at Christ Church in Chelsea where he is responsible for all the organ playing at the church and accompanies the choir and liturgy each week.
In November 2018 Samuel gave an all-Bach recital as part of London Bach Society's Bachfest and also performed Poulenc's organ concerto at the RCM. In April this year, he performed at the Moscow Conservatory (representing the RCM) and will give recitals in three organ festivals in Slovakia this summer. In September he will undertake one further year's study at the RCM on the Artist Diploma course - the first organist to do so.
Before moving back to the Southeast in 2017, Samuel completed his BMus at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Darius Battiwalla, and before that held the organ scholarship at Rochester Cathedral.

Samuel Ali was born in 1990 in Gravesend, Kent, and has Turkish and Italian heritage. He is a second-year Master's student at the Royal College of Music where he studies the organ with David Graham, Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin and Andrew Dewar. He also studies improvisation with Sophie-Véronique and continuo with Robert Woolley. He is the organist at Christ Church in Chelsea where he is responsible for all the organ playing at the church and accompanies the choir and liturgy each week.