Organ Recital

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 Jean-René André.

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.

Programme

S. Bach (1685-1750) Chorale Prelude ‘Von Gott will ich nicht lassen’
(from the Leipzig Chorales)
Fugue à la gigue 

Stanley (1713-1786) Toccata for the flutes

Mendelssohn (1809- 1847) Prélude et fugue in D minor

d’Indy (1851-1931) Prélude en mi bémol mineur

Jean-René André (b 1967)
Et en Avant Deux !
(On 2 folk songs of Britanny)

M. Widor (1844-1937) Minuetto
Marcia (extracts from the 3ème symphonie)

Bio

Jean-René André started his musical apprenticeship as a chorister in the Rennes Cathedral Choir. After his organ debut with MGR Yves Legrand, the cathedral organist, he was trained by Gérard Letellier and Francine Guiberteau in Le Mans’ conservatoire (gold medal in 1988) and then by Susan Landale in Rueil Malmaison’s conservatoire (winning the virtuosity prize in 1992).

He studied improvisation with Daniel Roth’s. In 1993, he was nominated as Rennes’ cathedral  organ titular.

He is an accompanist, organ teacher and a composer in the Académie de Musique Sacrée of Rennes.

As a composer, Jean-René his main inspirations are the liturgy, holy texts and his native land.

Visit Jean-René André's website

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 info@trurocathedral.org.uk or 01872 276782. You can also make regular donations by visiting the cathedral JustGiving page