Organ Recital with Daniel Cook

Portico Arts & Heritage Centre

Meeting House Street
Portaferry
Co. Down
BT22 1LE

We are delighted to welcome back the wonderful organist Daniel Cook for another Sunday Afternoon Recital. This time, to mark 150 years since the birth of Louis Vierne, he performs a beautiful programme encompassing works by Vierne and by his teachers and pupils including Barié, Dupré, Duruflé and Widor.

Programme

1/  Charles-Marie Widor (1845 - 1937): Symphonie VI, Op 42 No 2: i. Allegro

2/  Maurice Duruflé (1902 - 1986): Prélude, Adagio et Choral Varié sur le thème du Veni Creator [Dedicated to Louis Vierne]

  1. Prélude 
  2. Adagio 
  3. Choral Varié 

3/  Augustin Barié (1883 - 1915): Symphonie pour Orgue Op 5 [Dedicated to Louis Vierne]iv. Intermezzo

4/  Marcel Dupré (1886 - 1971): Trois Préludes et Fugues Op 7: i. Prélude et Fugue in B major [Dedicated to René Vierne

INTERVAL

5/  Louis Vierne (1870 - 1937): Pièces de Fantasie - Troisième suite Op 54: Dédicace Impromptu Étoile du soir Fantômes Sur le Rhin Carillon de Westminster

 

About Daniel

Daniel is an internationally acclaimed organist with a busy concert schedule. A prize-winning graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Daniel has twice been a finalist in the St Albans International Organ Competition. He has given recitals in all of the major venues in the UK and has recently performed in Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain and the USA, including a special concert to mark the 60th Birthday of Johannes Geffert in Germany.

Daniel is particularly known for his interpretations of large-scale romantic British music and he has made extensive recordings for Priory Records of the complete organ works of Walter Alcock, Herbert Brewer, George Dyson, Charles Stanford and Herbert Sumsion, as well as appearing as soloist and accompanist with Westminster Abbey Choir in their acclaimed series of recordings for Hyperion Records. He commands a large and varied repertoire and has given performances of the complete works of Augustin Barié, Maurice Duruflé, Felix Mendelssohn, Olivier Messiaen and the complete Symphonies of Louis Vierne. 

Recent projects have included a recording of the complete organ works of William Harris at Durham Cathedral, and a performance of the complete works of Franz Tunder at Westminster Abbey. Daniel made his debut in the International Organ Series at the Royal Festival Hall in February 2018. 

Daniel is also Master of the Choristers and Organist of Durham Cathedral, where he takes responsibility for the cathedral’s musical ministry. 

Duration

1hr 45mins

Entrance Fee

£20

Location