This Organ Recital will be given by Timothy Easter, Harpenden. Timothy was born and educated in St Albans. He studied with Geoff Symon, Peter Dyke, Kevin Bowyer and is continuing his studies with Jeremiah Stephenson. His passion for the art of improvisation took him to Paris, where he studied with Naji Hakim for several years. He has a keen interest in transcribing music for the organ; in particular the music of Erik Satie.
As a freelance recitalist, Timothy has performed in many major churches and cathedrals across the UK, including Liverpool, Chester, St Edmundsbury and Blackburn Cathedrals, as well as several appearances at Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.
Away from music, Timothy has a keen interest in real ale and is an active member of CAMRA, mostly on the stewarding team at beer festivals.
Choral no.3, A minor
César Franck (1822-1890)
Romanian Folk Dances
i. Stick Dance
ii. Sash Dance
iii. In One Spot
iv. Dance from Bucium
v. Romanian Polka
vi. Fast Dance
Béla Bartók (1881-1945) (transcribed T Easter)
David Loxley-Blount (b. 1989)
Improvisation (on submitted themes), 3 movements
Truro Cathedral has one of the finest organs in the country. Built by Father Willis specifically to fit the of the building, its range, depth and power are truly awe-inspiring.
The weekly Friday lunchtime series runs from March to October and each recital lasts around 50 minutes. These are completely free to attend - donations to support the cathedral's music are appreciated.