JS Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV552
JS Bach: Choral Partita, Sei gegresset Jesu gutig, BWV768
C-M Widor: Symphonie No. 6 – Adagio and Final
The ninth of a series of 10 Saturday lunchtime recitals on St Laurence's famous Snetzler organ with large screen video projection of the performer.
Shaun Ward studied organ and harpsichord at the University of Huddersfield with Dr G.H. Cummings. He gained his BMus (Hons) in 1999, receiving the Hollingsworth prize for outstanding organist of the year. He completed his MA in performance, specialising in organ and harpsichord, in 2001 winning the concerto prize. Following posts in Leeds and Hereford, he took up his current post of Director of Music at St. Laurence's in 2007 and performs widely as a recitalist and continuo player.
The organ in St Laurence's is one of the finest Parish Church organs in England. At its heart is the 19-stop 1764 organ by the Swiss maker John Snetzler. This was enlarged in the C19 by Gray and Davison to form the magnificent 4-manual instrument that we have today.
Free: retiring collection