AES London 2011
Friday, May 13, 20:00 — 21:30
Lincoln's Inn Chapel
Graham Blyth’s traditional organ recital will be given on the new organ of the Lincoln’s Inn Chapel. The Chapel has had a historic role in the life of the Inn. The present building was consecrated on Ascension Day, 1623. The first organ was installed in 1820. That organ by Flight and Robson was replaced in 1856 by a three-manual and pedal organ by William Hill, one of the finest organ builders in the country. This organ was rebuilt on no less than nine occasions, most recently in 1969. As the organ approached its 150th birthday it became clear that its increasing unreliability meant that a decision needed to be taken about its future. After exhaustive research it was concluded that so little of the original Hill organ had remained unaltered that it was impossible to restore it to any original condition. A contract was signed with Kenneth Tickell in 2005 for a new three-manual organ. It was assembled in the Northampton workshops of Tickell in 2008-9, and arrived on site in July 2009.
Graham's recital, which is on Friday 13th at 8.00pm, will be played on the 2010 installed Tickell organ in the Chapel of Lincoln's Inn. Works include Bach's Great C major Prelude & Fugue, Franck's Fantasie in A, two recent pieces inspired by words of Sir John Betjeman by Dennis Wickens, and a complete performance of Widor's 5th Symphony. Programs and maps will be available from the Special Events Desk.
http://www.lincolnsinn.org.uk/ then click on Location (on left under picture)