Sunday 1 October 2017, 2:00pm
Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
FREE concert: no booking or tickets required
- Michael Bawtree
- Michael will be playing Bach's Prelude & Fuge in B minor (BWV544), Elgar's Imperial March, and
- Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Suite, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite plus
- music by Bowen, MacMillan and Bingham
Michael Bawtree studied music and the organ at Christ’s College, Cambridge University and conducting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He is a prize-winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. For five years Michael was Assistant Director of Music at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk. He broadcast frequently on BBC Radio and television and made three CD recordings.
As an accompanist and continuo player, Michael has worked with many conductors and performed with the City of London Sinfonia, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Britten Sinfonia and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. With the RSNO he has appeared at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, at the BBC Proms and at Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow for performances of Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony.
Solo organ recital engagements have taken him to over twenty British cathedrals, as well as Bermuda, California, Sweden and Denmark. In 2006 Michael travelled to the USA for five recitals, including a performance at Washington National Cathedral. Future recital engagements include invitations to perform at Notre Dame de Paris and the Chapelle Royale at Versailles. He is a Lecturer at the RSAMD and Director of Music at St Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Glasgow.
Admission to this concert is free of charge
There will be an opportunity to make a donation at the conclusion of the concert
Comprehensive programme notes will be available on the day for $2
The concert will begin at 2.00 pm