Recital: Matthew Morley – organ

Friday 25th March, 2022, at 1:15 pm

Retiring Collection

The Programme

Matthew Morley – organ

F Peeters

Toccata, Fugue et Hymne sur Ave Maris Stella, Op 28

J Bingham


M Dupré

Vêpres du Commun, Op 18
Ave Maris Stella I: When the salutation Gabriel had spoken
Ave Maris Stella II: Jesus tender Mother, make Thy supplication
Ave Maris Stella III: So now as we journey, aid our weak endeavor
Ave Maris Stella IV: Amen (Finale)

L Boëllmann

Suite Gothique, Op 25
Prière à Notre-Dame
(Prayer to our Lady)

J S Bach

Chorale Prelude (Schübler)
‘Meine Seele erhebt den Herren’, BWV 648
(My soul doth magnify the Lord)

Fuga sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733

The Artist

Matthew Morley’s organ studies began as a music scholar at Tonbridge School, Kent and subsequently at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied organ with Christopher Bowers-Broadbent and David Sanger, harpsichord with Virginia Black, and piano accompaniment with Geoffrey Pratley. He won all the major accompaniment prizes and was awarded an MMus in Performance Studies and the Academy’s Certificate of Advanced Studies.

As a recitalist he has performed in many of Britain’s cathedrals including St Paul’s and Westminster Abbey, and in the USA at St John the Divine in New York, and Washington D C Cathedral.

He now enjoys parallel careers as organist, repetiteur and chorus-master. He regularly directs choruses including those of English National Opera, Opera North and Opera Holland Park, as well as the Buxton Festival, the Grange Festival, the BBC Singers and London Voices.

He joined the team at St Bride’s in 1991 as the H J C Stevens Organ Scholar, and subsequently was appointed as Organist.

congregation sitting for service


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