Recital: Stephen Disley – organ

Friday 24th November, 2023, at 1:15 pm

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The Programme

Stephen Disley – organ

J S Bach

Fantasia in G Minor, BWV 542

A Dvorak

‘New World Symphony’
II. Largo

arranged Carlo Curley

J S Bach

Chorale Prelude ‘Wo soll ich fliehen hin’, BWV 694

A Lefébure-Wély

Boléro de concert, Op 166

J Rheinberger

Trio 1 (1 ou 2 claviers)

G P Telemann


M Ravel

Ma mère l’Oye
5. Le jardin féerique

arranged Stephen Disley

G B Nevin

Will O’ the Wisp

G Edmundson

Toccata ‘Vom Himmel hoch’

The Artist

Stephen Disley studied at Liverpool Cathedral before winning a joint Foundation Scholarship to the Royal College of Music and London’s Temple Church, studying with Dr John Birch. He won many prizes and awards, studied further under Daniel Roth at Saint-Sulpice in Paris and has performed in prestigious masterclasses.

As a recitalist and accompanist he has played at Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and St Paul’s Cathedral, the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall, King’s College, Cambridge and at festivals in Salisbury, Peterborough, Lichfield, the City of London and at the St Albans International Organ Festival. He has performed and broadcast with ensembles such as the BBC Singers (including a disc of selected anthems commissioned by the Musicians Benevolent Fund), the Holst Singers, the Finzi Singers and the Budapest Radio Choir. Recent performances include Poulenc’s Organ Concerto in Salzburg, Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass in the Montepulciano Festival, Italy, and a Gala Organ Concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra celebrating the refurbishment of the Royal Albert Hall Organ.

As an organist Stephen has toured the USA and many parts of Europe and has featured on broadcasts and recordings. He has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and chorus in concerts and recordings, including the world premiere of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio conducted by Carl Davis, Herbert Howells’ English Mass and Hymnus Paradisi, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius conducted by Vernon Handley and Suk’s symphonic poem Praga under Libor Pesek.

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