Webteam: January 2020
For our first concert of 2020 we welcome back Philip Bricher, Organist at Holy Trinity Church, Northampton.
This is a free recital, with a retiring collection for donations towards the upkeep of the organ.
Philip J. Bricher
Crüger: Flourish — David Blackwell (b. 1961)
Kings of Orient — Michael Regan (b. 1947)
Improvisation on March from Rossini's 'William Tell' Overture — Rosalie Bonighton (1946-2011)
Musette on First Movement of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony — Andrew Fletcher (b. 1950)
Variarions on "Amazing Grace" (2009) — Denis Bédard (b. 1950)
Chorale Prelude: Wie Schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, — J. F Greiss (1720-68)
Epilogue on "Dix" — William H. Harris (1883-1973)
Philip was born in S.W London 1983, but has lived in Northampton since '86. He is a graduate in Music and French from University of Northampton, and specializes in piano, organ and composition (in a variety of genres), and to a much lesser extent, violin and voice. A past organ scholar at St Matthews, Northampton, assisting tutor Ian F. Clarke, he was a rota organist at Kingsley Park Methodist Church 2001-14, and Holy Trinity since Advent Sunday 2010, occasionally deputising at Queensgrove Methodist Church. He regularly gives recitals around Northamptonshire, as well as recently in Oxford, Leicester, Rugby, London, Luton and Hertfordshire (Watford & St Albans). He also plays at occasional outdoor events, in pubs and singing with the University of Northampton Choir and playing violin with Roade Community Orchestra.
He also visits organs around the country, having played at about 30 cathedrals, inc Canterbury, St Paul's & Westminster (R.C), as well as Westminster Central Hall, Westminster Chapel, City Temple, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, St Pancras, Bath Abbey, York Minster and many significant Parish churches plus a couple of concert halls inc the Royal Albert/Festival Halls! 2014 saw a visit to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral — the largest pipe organ in the country! In 2015 the same trip went to Channel Islands and France — his début abroad! In 2016 year he partook on a tour taking in Denmark and Sweden — the oldest known working organ in the world! In 2017, he joined the Organ Club to northern Netherlands. He also played at a funeral at the Houses of Parliament, at an event by the Indian and Hindu Welfare Organization in Wellingborough in 2012, and sung with British Methodist Youth Choir as part of B.B.C. Radio 4's Sunday Worship on Pentecost/Aldersgate Sunday 2010.
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