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FESTIVAL MUSICA:SACRA 2007

28. Juli 2007, 20:00 bis 21:00
Dom St. Peter & Paul

Orgelkonzert von Nigel Potts/USA

an der Mathis-Orgel: Nigel POTTS/USA
Werke von: Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Bruckner, u.a.


Programm:

Fanfare John Cook (1918-1984)

Two Chorale Preludes:
Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein (BWV641) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein Rupert Gottfried Frieberger (b.1951)

Sonata in C minor (Op.65, No.2) Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Grave, Adagio, Allegro maestoso e vivace, Fuga

Fugue in G minor (K.401) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

String Quartet in C major, Emperor (Op76, No.3) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)Poco adagio, cantabile (transcribed by Friedrich Lux)

Scherzetto from Sonata in C minor Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)

Nachspiel in D minor Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Chanson de Nuit (Op.15) Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) (transcribed by Sir Herbert Brewer)

March upon Handel’s Lift up your heads Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)




Nigel Potts
has rapidly established himself internationally as an organist whose ‘abilities as a colorist are especially profound, and the lyricism are as beautiful as can be imagined.’ (Stephen Tharp, Concert Organist)

Born and educated in Wellington, New Zealand, Nigel Potts has given recitals spanning four continents, including performances at such distinguished venues as Westminster Abbey, London, (London debut aged 20); St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Liverpool Anglican Cathedral; the Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland; Portland Town Hall, Maine; The Riverside Church, New York City; Grace Cathedral, San Francisco; Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC; St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, Australia; the Town Halls of Dunedin and Wellington, New Zealand; and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

His recitals and CDs have been broadcast on Radio Stations in Australia, Iceland, New Zealand and on NPR (Pipedreams) in the USA, and have been favorably reviewed by critics around the world.

As an exponent of English romantic music and of transcriptions, Nigel Potts performed a series of recitals in 2003 across the USA entitled ‘Fanfares and Folk Tunes’~ Celebrating Percy Whitlock’s Centenary. He is the dedicatee of several organ compositions by the British composer Paul Spicer, including Saraband for any 3rd October and March for the Retreat of the Governor of Hong Kong of which Nigel Potts gave world premières of in Westminster Abbey and at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, respectively. In 2007, Nigel will be performing recitals of music by Sir Edward Elgar, in celebration of the composers 150th Anniversary.

Nigel Potts graduated with a Master of Music Degree from Yale University in 2002, where he studied with Professor Thomas Murray. He has also achieved Diplomas from the Conservatorium of Music in Wellington and Trinity College of Music, London. A recipient of the Gillian Weir Waitangi Foundation Scholarship, Nigel Potts has held Organ Scholarships in New Zealand and English Cathedrals, during which time he accompanied the Cathedral Choirs on tours to Australia and France & Germany. Whilst living in London, he studied the organ with Jeremy Filsell and John Scott and also studied Church Music at the Royal Academy of Music.

Nigel Potts is Organist & Choirmaster of Christ & St. Stephen’s Church in Manhattan, New York City.

For further information, see www.nigelpotts.com

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