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Indra Hughes has given more concerts on the Town Hall Organ than any other organist, and knows the instrument intimately, having been closely involved in its design and inauguration in 2011. A Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and a former Organ Scholar at the University of Oxford, he is well known in New Zealand and overseas through his work as an organist, conductor, and broadcaster.
For this concert he has assembled his most spectacular and colourful programme yet, culminating in Liszt’s epic, monumental masterpiece: the Fantasia and Fugue on “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam” – one of the most difficult and virtuosic organ pieces ever written. This concert will showcase the full range of the amazing Town Hall Organ, from its softest whisper to its loudest roar.
GF Handel (arr WT Best): Overture to The Occasional Oratorio
Debussy (arr Indra Hughes): The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Widor: Allegro Cantabile, from the Symphony No 5 in F minor
CS Lang: Tuba Tune
Albinoni (arr Giazotto): Adagio in G minor
Ad Wammes: Peaceful Waves
Edmundson: Toccata on Vom Himmel Hoch
JS Bach: Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654
Liszt: Fantasia and Fugue on Ad Nos, ad Salutarem Undam
This concert is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.