Lunchtime Recital given by Chris Bragg (organ)……Paisley Abbey, Saturday 26 September at 12.30pm
The series of Abbey winter recitals starts on Saturday when Chris Bragg gives an exciting recital on the Abbey’s Cavaille Coll organ.
Chris Bragg was born in Stirling in 1980. Following a period as organ scholar of Dunblane Cathedral under the tutelage of Matthew Beetschen, he studied at the former RSAMD graduating in 2002 as a pupil of George McPhee and Michael Harris. Between 2002 and 2009 he lived in the Netherlands where he completed his Master’s organ study in the class of Pieter van Dijk at the Conservatory of Amsterdam as well as studying clavichord with Menno van Delft. In addition, he undertook private organ study with Pier Damiano Peretti in Hanover and a church music diploma at the Conservatory of Utrecht.
Chris Bragg has performed solo recitals in six European countries and broadcast on both British and Dutch radio. He is Concerts Administrator at the University of St Andrews, organist of St Salvador’s Episcopal Church in Dundee and is further active as a freelance organist, teacher, translator and writer, contributing regularly to the Rhinegold publication ‘Choir and Organ’.
The programme includes…………
Toccata septima (Apparatus musico-organisticus, 1690) Georg Muffat (1653-1704)
Cantabile (Trois Pièces, 1878) César Franck (1822-1890)
Variaties op een Oud-Nederlandsch lied (1934) Jacob Bijster (1902-1958)
Vater Unser in Himmelreich – koraal en vier variaties Toon Hagen (1959)
Méditation pour orgue Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Choral varie sur le theme du ‘Veni Creator’ Maurice Durufle
Tickets for the recital cost £5 and can be purchased at the door.