Cheltenham College was delighted to welcome David Goode, who gave a magnificent organ recital in the Chapel on the Harrison instrument as part of the Summer Arts Programme. David is the organist at Eton College, which he combines with a concert career that takes him around the world. He has forged strong links with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Singers, and Musical Opinion Magazine called him “A performer of tremendous resource, enthralling and captivating his audience with daunting programmes executed with uncompromising skill.”
College’s organist, Mr Alexander Ffinch, said, “David delivered a superb programme, including the Mozart Andante in F and the rarely heard Toccata in E by J.S. Bach, a piece which he prepared recently for his present recording of Bach’s Complete Organ Works on the organ of Trinity College. An imaginatively registered, virtuosic and evocative Partita by Matthias followed and then, after two pieces by Max Reger, whose centenary falls this year, David dazzled us with a spine-tingling rendition of Dupré Variations sur un vieux Nöel. It was a fabulous event and we wish him very well with his upcoming appearance at the American Guild of Organists National Convention in Houston, Texas.”
The next organ recital by Mr Alexander Ffinch, College’s own organist, will be on Wednesday 15 June at 7.00pm, following a choral evensong at 6.00pm.