Thursday 22 October 2015, 6:00pm
Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
This is a FREE concert
- Timothy Noon
- Timothy Noon will give a recital of works in line with the theme of the APO concert – Film Classics
This concert is free to all concert goers who have a ticket for the
APO Bayleys Great Classics concert at 7.30pm
The organ concert will begin at 6.00 pm
The APO pre-concert talk by Kerry Stevens starts at 6.45 pm
and the APO concert at 7.30 pm
Timothy Noon received his early music education as a chorister at Hereford Cathedral, England, later learning the organ with Dr Roy Massey. At the age of seventeen he was appointed Organ Scholar of Canterbury Cathedral, and the following year became Organ Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford where he also read for a degree in music. In 1993 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, winning six prizes in the examination, including the coveted Limpus prize. On graduating with First Class Honours, Timothy was appointed sub-organist of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. He returned to Canterbury Cathedral as Assistant Organist in January 1997, subsequently becoming Organist and Master of the Choristers of St Davids Cathedral (Wales), then Director of Music at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool.
He has appeared many times on television and radio and has made numerous commercial recordings to date as soloist, accompanist and conductor. His CDs with the Metropolitan Cathedral Choir, of music in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary, were released in 2010, to wide acclaim. As an organist, he is a frequent solo performer, giving concerts in many prestigious venues across Europe and New Zealand.
Since moving to New Zealand in September 2011 to be with his Kiwi wife, Elizabeth, he has been Director of Music at Auckland Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, immersing himself in the country’s musical scene, working not only on a daily basis with the cathedral’s three choirs, but by serving as a council member of the Australia and New Zealand College of Organists, on the governing body of the New Zealand Choral Federation, and participating as solo organist in projects with Auckland’s main orchestras.
We in New Zealand are sorry to hear that Timothy will soon be leaving us: he has recently been appointed to the prestigious post of Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral in England starting in January 2016. So this will be one of the last opportunities for us to experience a true master at work.