Organ Recital

The 2021 Organ Recital Series sees the cathedral welcome first-rate organists to play Truro’s acclaimed Father Willis Organ. This week's organ recital will be given by Alden Wright.

The series runs from July to October and each recital lasts around 45 minutes.

Each lunchtime concert is completely free to attend, the cathedral only asks that if you are able, you consider making a donation – the income generated by the generosity of both the audience and artists (who play for free) directly supports music at the cathedral and the ability to continue to offer such community events.

Program

Flourish for an Occasion - William Henry Harris (1883-1973)

Organ Sonata in C minor - Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)
1. Canzona
III. Scherzetto

Comes Autumn Time - Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)

Toccatina - Walter Alcock (1861-1947)

Sonata Eroïca, Op. 94 - Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)



Biography

Alden Wright is a recent graduate from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York (USA), where he studied organ performance with Nathan Laube, having graduated with highest distinction in May 2020.  He also holds a Performer’s Certificate in Organ Performance.  Alden is a native of Salisbury, North Carolina (USA). 

As a performer and national young competitor, Alden holds several distinctions, including being named the winner of the 2019 Arthur Poister National Competition in Organ Playing, and the Pogorzelski-Yankee Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate studies.  Alden has performed in many student and solo recitals throughout the United States and has participated in masterclasses with many of the world’s top performers.  As a passionate church musician, Alden enjoys developing his knowledge of sacred music through programs such as the Royal School of Church Music’s Carolina Course, hosted at Duke University, where he served as Organ Scholar in the summer of 2019. 

Following his studies at Eastman, Alden was appointed to serve as Organ Scholar at Truro Cathedral under Director of Music Christopher Gray.  Previously, Alden has held a number of prestigious positions including Assistant Organist to Director of Music Peter DuBois at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester from 2018-2020.