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International Organ Recital: Ann Elise Smoot

Monday 2 February 7.30pm

Our very own Ann Elise Smoot, Director of Oundle for Organists, performs a major organ recital in London's Royal Festival Hall as part of the Southbank's International Organ Recital series.

Before the recital in the Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm there will be a free pre-concert talk with Ann Elise Smoot discussing the programme with Southbank Centre Organ Curator, William McVicker.

Johannes Brahms: Prelude and Fugue in G minor, WoO. posth.10
Franz Liszt: Orpheus symphonic poem transc. for organ, S.672a
Franz Schmidt: O, wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen, No.3 of 4 Little Choral Preludes
Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV.582
Edward Elgar: Sonata in G, Op.28

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Celebrity Organ Recital

froborgan2Oundle Music Trust Honorary Patron and Birmingham City Organist, Thomas Trotter is giving a Celebrity Organ Recital to mark the 30th anniverary of the installation in Oundle School Chapel of the world-famous Frobenius Organ. The recital on Sunday 25 January 2015 at 7.00pm will feature Handel's Organ Concerto Op. no 2, Bach's Trio Sonata no 1 BWV525, Wammes' Rejoice!, Kee's Fantasia and Mendelssohn's Overture to St Paul. It will be preceded by a masterclass (4pm) and talk about the instrument (5.45pm). Tickets for the recital can be booked via Oundle Box Office

Read more about Thomas Trotter on Wikipedia

Adminstrative Director

CamillaSherwinwebOundle Music Trust announces the appointment of Camilla Sherwin as Adminstrative Director

Oundle Music Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Camilla Sherwin as its new Administrative Director, to support the Oundle International Festival, Music in Quiet Places and Oundle for Organist programmes. Camilla brings with her a wealth of experience from the private, not for profit and voluntary sectors. Most recently she has been the chair of two local organisations; roles which involved working closely with staff and volunteers to deliver successful projects and useful services in the community, marketing and public representation, raising funds and managing their expenditure. Through this and work undertaken for Oundle School, she has established strong links with local organisations and businesses and made many friends in the area.

Before moving to Oundle, Camilla was Business Development Manager at London Remade, a private public partnership which was funded primarily through the Mayor’s office. Whilst in post she raised significant amounts of public funding and ran the corporate sponsorship programme. She was also responsible for initiating new projects, developing networks and partnerships as well as managing the marketing and events team.

Kenneth Richardson, Artistic Director of Oundle Music Trust said: "I am delighted that we have persuaded someone of Camilla's experience to join us and help us realise the many exciting projects and programmes for 2015 and beyond."

Commenting on her appointment Camilla said: “I’m really looking forward to working for the Oundle Music Trust. The programme for July’s Oundle International Festival, put together by Artistic Director Kenneth Richardson, promises to be fantastic, with something for everyone. The Oundle for Organists courses are renowned world-wide for being an incubator for many of the country’s leading organists, Oundle’s excellent Food Festival is also coming under our umbrella and our season kicks off with ‘Music in Quiet Places’ in May. There are busy times ahead!”

2015 Festival: 10-18 July

The 2015 Festival is now on sale!

Click the title of the event to find out more. You can also scroll to the bottom of the page to read the online version of the brochure.

Friday 10 July

6.00pm ILLYRIA: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Barnwell Country Park
8.00pm National Youth Jazz Orchestra Stahl Theatre

Saturday 11 July

11.00am Come and Sing Fauré's Requiem Stahl Theatre/Oundle School Chapel
7.00pm The Deco Ensemble Stahl Theatre
9.00pm SEX... with Pete Searles Stahl Theatre

Sunday 12 July

2.00pm Oundle Open Gardens Around Oundle
6.45pm Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music Stahl Theatre
7.00pm Riverlands Oundle Wharf

Monday 13 July

1.05pm Lunchtime Recital: Ellen Porter St Peter's Church
7.30pm The Shee Stahl Theatre

Tuesday 14 July

1.05pm Lunchtime Recital: Song in the City St Peter's Church
7.00pm ENO: The Pirates of Penzance
(encore screening)
Stahl Theatre
10.00pm Candlelit Recital Oundle School Chapel

Wednesday 15 July

11.15am Free pre-concert talk OS Common Room
1.05pm Lunchtime Recital: Ann Elise Smoot Oundle School Chapel
5.45pm The Bach Walk Warmington

Thursday 16 July

1.05pm Lunchtime Lecture / Recital:
Tudor Partbooks
St Peter's Church
6.30pm Free pre-concert talk Fotheringhay
7.30pm Stile Antico Fotheringhay

Friday 17 July

1.05pm Lunchtime Recital:
Anna Ovsyanikova & Chris Hotson
St Peter's Church
7.30pm La Serenissima - The Four Seasons Oundle School Chapel
10.00pm Plainsong by Candlelight Oundle School Chapel

Saturday 18 July

9.00am Oundle Food Festival Oundle Market Place
11.30am Morning Coffee Concert Fotheringhay
6.00pm Party at the Wharf Oundle wharf

Precious Performance - Acis and Galatea

Fresh from 5-star triumphs at the Royal Opera House and ENO, conductor Christian Curnyn led his Early Opera Company in a performance of Handel’s Acis and Galatea at the 2014 Oundle International Festival. This is what we heard:

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