To celebrate the restoration of the organ, Thomas Trotter, one of Britain's most highly acclaimed and sought-after musicians, returns to Cheltenham College for a recital on the newly refurbished organ on Saturday 3 February at 7.00pm. There is a suggested donation of £10 per ticket, which will contribute to the restoration of the organ. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.co.uk.
Thomas Trotter is the City Organist for Birmingham, as well as Resident Organist of the magnificent Klais organ in Symphony Hall. He is also Organist at St Margaret's Church at Westminster Abbey and Visiting Fellow in Organ Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. Thomas Trotter has been awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society's prestigious Instrumentalist Award in recognition of his particular achievements as "one of the foremost exponents of the organist's art", International Performer of the Year Award for 2012 by the New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and, in 2016, the Royal College of Organists Medal.
The recital programme includes:
- JS Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
- CPE Bach - Sonata in F major
- L Vierne - Hymne au soleil
- JP Sweelinck - Variations on Est-ce Mars
- G Holst - Jupiter from The Planets
- E Elgar - Sonata in G major
- R Wagner - Overture: Rienzi