This event is recommended for audiences 18 +.
Doors open at 6.45pm. A bar is available during the opening and interval.
Performance by Stephen Farr
Stephen Farr will present a concert including repertoire appropriate to the English chamber organ of the late Baroque and early Classical periods. This instrument retains the majority of its original features, among them the pedal-operated bellows.
Instrument: English chamber organ, possibly by Joseph Beloudy, London, c.1800
Stephen Farr’s performing career has taken him throughout Europe, North and South America, and to Australia. He held appointments at Christ Church, Oxford, and Winchester and Guildford Cathedrals before pursuing a freelance career as a soloist and continuo player.
He has played with many of the world’s leading ensembles, and has appeared in major venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, the Royal Festival Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall, where his numerous appearances at the BBC Proms include a solo recital in the 2011 season and a concerto in the 2015 season. He is Director of Music at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, and teaches organ at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
He was Organ Scholar of Clare College, Cambridge, obtaining a double first in Music and an MPhil in Musicology; he also holds a PhD from the University of Surrey for a study of the organ music of Judith Bingham. His extensive solo discography encompasses music from the 16th to the 21st century.