The 2021 Organ Recital Series sees the cathedral welcome first-rate organists to play Truro’s acclaimed Father Willis Organ. The guest organist will be Eric Tyson.
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.
Turvey Tuba Tune Paul Edwards (b1955)
Moto Perpetuo and Intermezzo C Edgard Ford (1881 – 1961)
Clair de Lune Louis Vierne (1870 – 1931)
Fireside Fancies Joseph W Clokey (1890 – 1960)
A Cheerful Fire
The Wind in the Chimney
Grandfather’s Wooden Leg
Old Aunty Chloe
The Kettle Boils
Biography of Eric Tyson
Eric was born in Bolton and educated at Bolton School where he had organ lessons with Norman Harper. He studied chemistry at Hatfield College in Durham and continued his organ studies with the assistant organists at the Cathedral, Alan Thurlow and David Hill. He then moved to London where he worked for British Telecom and was also organist of St John’s Leytonstone in the East of London for seven years. He moved to Bristol in 1995 to work for a telecommunications consulting company based in Chepstow and became assistant organist at St Mary’s Wotton under Edge, a post he held for about four years until his international work travelling commitments prevented him from providing the necessary commitment.
Eric has been the accompanist for a group of singers called the Clarkes of Old Sarum for around 30 years and has played for other groups from time to time which visit cathedrals around the UK to sing services for half term weekends and also summer residence weeks. He has played for these groups in numerous cathedrals across the UK including Bristol, Wells, St Paul’s and Westminster Abbey. Eric has also given recitals in the UK, USA, Slovak Republic, the Netherlands and Australia. He has recently taken early retirement from his full time consulting job but continues to do short term assignments. When Eric is at home he assists at All Saints Clifton in Bristol where he very much enjoys playing the recently restored organ as well as at other local churches.