William Mason – organJohann Sebastian Bach
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537Felix Mendelssohn
Sonata No 3 in A major
i. Con moto maestoso
ii. Andante tranquillo
Prélude modalMaurice Duruflé
Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédrale de SoissonsWilliam Mason
William Mason was born in Cheltenham in 1991 and received his earliest musical training as Head Chorister at Gloucester Cathedral, directed by Andrew Nethsingha. He held organ scholarships at Cheltenham College and Sherborne School and Abbey before being awarded an organ scholarship to Royal Holloway, University of London. As an undergraduate, William played the organ live on BBC Radio 3, recorded for Hyperion Records, and toured the USA, France and the Baltic States. During his postgraduate studies in choral conducting at Cambridge University, William received guidance from Christopher Robinson and regularly directed the Choir of Downing College.
Recital engagements have induced Southwark Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, St John’s College, Cambridge and St George’s, Hanover Square. William has taught at Repton School and Bradfield College and has also held organist positions at several London Churches. William works as an organist on the Rodolfus Foundation Choral Courses and frequently deputises playing for services at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street.
He is currently Assistant Director of Music at King’s College School, Cambridge where he works closely with the Schola Cantorum as the accompanist.
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