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Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music - Gordon Stewart

Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music - Gordon Stewart

Gordon Stewart 
Huddersfield Town Hall Organist


Scotson Clark - Marche aux Flambeaux Listen 
JS Bach - Prelude and Fugue in A Minor Listen
Rupert Stoutt - Two short pieces: Confetti Dance, Merry Trumpet
Andrew Carter - Village Variations
Leonard Butler - Capriccietto Listen
Dan Miller - Great is thy faithfulness Listen
Aaron Shows - Wildfire Toccata

Programme duration approximately 50 mins. Please note there will be no interval.

Gordon Stewart is one of the UK’s most popular and adaptable organists; he has played Celebrity Concerts in such places as St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral, the Laurenskerk, Alkmaar and at Symphony Hall in Birmingham, Melbourne Town Hall, Pietermaritzburg City Hall and Johannesburg Cathedral. His large repertoire means he can design concerts suitable for most organs and audiences. Playing regularly on the 1860 Father Willis organ at Huddersfield Town Hall, where he has been resident organist for over 25 years, he has built a large and enthusiastic following.

Gordon tours abroad most years; recent tours have included the Netherlands, Sweden, Australia and South Africa. Gordon has recorded several CDs, and those of the organs of Huddersfield Town Hall, Johannesburg Cathedral, Pietermaritzburg City Hall, Providence Church, New Mills, All Saints' Church, Hastings and Pontefract Parish Church. Also available are recordings of organ music by Andrew Carter and Noel Rawsthorne. The Royal College of Organists, The Royal School of Church Music and the Guild of Church Musicians have all awarded him Honorary Fellowships, and the University of Huddersfield awarded him an Honorary Doctorate.

Support the series
We believe that music really is for everyone. To reflect this, our Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music and Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music series are free to attend. We are always grateful to accept cash donations after each lunchtime concert, which go directly to supporting these series. However, if you would prefer to donate online you can do so at any time here. 


Coronavirus Information

As a result of fast changing Government directions in response to the pandemic and increased infections rates, there is an ever present possibility that our events run the risk of being cancelled at short notice. Customers are advised to check that the event they have booked for is going ahead prior to setting off. Therefore to avoid disappointment and inconvenience please visit our website, social media channels or call the Box Office on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am to 4.00pm).

This indoor concert is a crucial part of the process in helping live music performances return safely for both artists and audiences. The following measures are now in place at Leeds Town Hall to ensure the safety and comfort of the audience during their visit:

- Hand sanitising stations on entry and around the venue
- Clearly marked one-way system around the venue
- Socially distanced seating arrangements with predetermined entrance times
- Socially distanced toilet facilities. We ask that customers access the toilet facilities before the concert as re-entrance during the performance may not be possible.

Face Coverings: everyone is expected to wear a face covering unless excused for reasons of age, health or disability.

If you are feeling unwell (or suspect you have coronavirus) please do not attend the concert.

Latecomers cannot be admitted.

Lift access to the stalls and gallery areas is available through the Box Office entrance. This is limited to one person/one family unit or for accessibility access.

Photography is not permitted during the event.

Customers are kindly requested to stay seated during the performance and remain seated at the end of the concert until staff advise you of your exit route.

Please be aware that there will be no bars/refreshment stations open before or after the concert and there is no interval.


NHS Test and Trace

Customer contact details and the time you are present in our building will be recorded for NHS Test and Trace purposes. In accordance with NHS requirements this information will be held for 21 days and, if asked, we will provide them to NHS Test and Trace.

Please be reassured that your information will be stored securely, in line with data protection laws, and will not be shared with anyone else. We will also not use your data for anything else like marketing. We are doing this to help reduce the risk of any local outbreak - by sharing your information NHS Test and Trace can quickly identify people who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and ask them to take the necessary precautions. 

PRICES:

Admission is free.

Due to limited capacity and current social distancing measures, advance booking is required. We regret that booking tickets on the door is not currently an option. 

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