The 2022 Organ Recital Series sees the cathedral welcome first-rate organists to play Truro’s acclaimed Father Willis Organ. This week's performer is David Saint from St Chads Cathedral, Birmingham.
The series runs from March 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.
Allegro (2ième Symphonie)
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
César Franck (1822-90)
Suite Modale - Flor Peeters (1903-86)
David Saint studied the organ with Clifford Hartley, Dr Alan Spedding and Dame Gillian Weir. He was awarded the Royal College of Organists’ Turpin Prize for the FRCO diploma at the age of 20 and was the first organ Scholar to be appointed to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Since 1978, David has been Organist and Director of Music at St Chad’s Cathedral and until 2015 he was Principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Recent recitals (before Covid struck!) include Sankt Wendel Basilika (Germany), St-Eligius Völklingen (Germany), St-Lawrence Dahn (Germany), Frankfurt Cathedral, St Lawrence Alton, McEwan Hall Edinburgh, Queens College Oxford and Westminster, Blackburn and St Edmundsbury cathedrals.
David is a former Trustee, past Chairman and Life-Member of the Royal College of Organists. He was awarded FRSCM in 2012 and Fellowship of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (FRBC) in 2015. David is currently Chair of the Incorporated Association of Organists (IAO) and was the 2018-19 President of the incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM).
Truro Cathedral is a self-funded organisation and relies on public donations to meet costs, especially after having been significantly financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is finding ways to continue to support its community through activities such as live-streaming. Truro Cathedral welcomes regular or single donations from its supporters. If you would like to set up a regular or single donation, please either contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or 01872 276782. You can also make regular donations by visiting the cathedral JustGiving page