Martin Setchell

"... playing of the highest rank ... all that one could desire" (UK Organists' Review)

Martin Setchell
  1. The programme will include music by Elgar, Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Langlais, Bach (BWV 29)
  2. and many others. Full details in the programme on sale on the day.

Martin Setchell is an international concert organist who believes in promoting entertaining organ music to a wide audience.
Born and educated in England, he also studied at various times with Pierre Cochereau, Marie-Claire Alain, Piet Kee, and Peter Hurford.  He is based in New Zealand, as curator of the Rieger organ in the Christchurch Town Hall for the Performing Arts, and is Associate Professor of Music and University Organist at the University of Canterbury.
He regularly performs in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Japan.  His 2015 concert tours have taken him to England, Germany and Australia.
His CDs include A Taste of Shropshire (Quantum) recorded at Ludlow Parish church in England, the highly successful Bonbons for Organ series and Pink and White, an anthology of New Zealand organ music (Atoll) and Great Australasian Organs VII featuring the Rieger organ of Christchurch Town Hall (Priory 1031, UK).  His most recent recording is Cardboard Cathedral Organ Capers recorded on the Rodgers Infinity organ of the Transitional Anglican Cathedral.
Martin has been heard on BBC radio’s The Organist Entertains, the USA’s Pipe Dreams and Radio New Zealand’s Concert programme.
He has arranged music by Fauré, Bizet and Sousa (published by Kevin Mayhew Music) and edited organ albums of music by Saint-Saëns, Purcell and Bach for Oxford University Press.  In 2008 he was honoured by the City of Christchurch, receiving a Civic Award for services to music in the community and the Town Hall organ in particular.

Martin’s CDs recorded on the Rieger organ of Christchurch Town Hall, the Rodgers digital organ in the Christchurch Transitional Cathedral and St Laurence Church, Ludlow, UK, together with Jenny Setchell’s best-selling book of organ anecdotes Organ-isms will be on sale during the interval and after the concert.
Martin and Jenny look forward to meeting you, and will be pleased to sign and dedicate your copy.

Admission to this concert is free of charge:
there is no provision for you to register or book or reserve seats.

Your donation to the work of the Trust at the conclusion of the concert will be much appreciated.

The concert starts at  7:30pm and ends around 9:20pm with one interval.
Programmes will be on sale for $2.