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  • 2018
  • 2018

    ORGAN RECITALS in July 2018

    Fridays in July @ 1pm, With video projection of the player. Retiring collection for Church Music Fund. Friday is Market Day; expect the town to be busy. Scotgate Car Park is nearest: PE9 2YB.

    Supported by the Peterborough and District Organists' Association.

    Friday 6th July 1pm Fr. Bruce Burbidge

    Oscott College, Birmingham
    Bruce Burbidge studied the organ with Jean-Albert Villard, Gavin Williams and David Sanger and held organ scholarships at King’s School Rochester, Christ’s College Cambridge and Westminster Cathedral. In recent years he has combined organ playing with pastoral ministry and academic pursuits in philosophy. He has a particular interest in works of the French and German baroque.
    Programme : Preludes, Toccatas and Fugues
    Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Op.37 no.1 (1837)
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

    Short Fugues:
    First two verses of the Kyrie from ‘Parish Mass’ (1690)
    François Couperin (1668-1733)
    Voluntary VII, from Ten Voluntaries for the Organ or Harpsichord
    William Boyce (1711-1779)

    Toccatina for Flute from Twelve Divertimenti for Organ, no.2 (1918)
    Pietro Yon (1886-1943)
    Toccata and Fugue in F, BWV540
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

    Praeludium in G
    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
    Prélude sur une Antienne, from Neuf Pieces pour Grand Orgue, no. 8 (1945)
    Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
    Placare Christe servulis, from Le Tombeau de Titelouze, Op. 38 no.16 (1942)
    Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

    Friday 13th July 1pm Fergus Black

    Director of Music, Stamford All Saints’
    Fergus Black was born in Scotland in 1958. After taking his degree at St Andrews University, Fergus studied music in the USA at the University of Pennsylvania and at UCLA, before returning to the UK to pursue a career in arts management. He now devotes his time entirely to performing and teaching – piano, organ and singing, both privately and in schools. Aside from his regular organ concerts at Stamford All Saints, where he is the Director of Music and Organist, he is giving a recital at Burghley House later in the year for The Stamford Georgian Festival. His web site is at
    Programme : Music for the Armistice
    Gerard Bunk – Heroischer Marsch Op. 49
    First performance: 15 November 1914 in the Martinikirche, Bielefeld-Gaderbaum ‘for the wounded soldiers’

    Claude Debussy – Berceuse Heroique
    Composed in November 1914, to honour the heroic resistance of King Albert and his people following the German invasion of Belgium

    Rene Vierne – Canzona
    Vierne was organist at Notre-Dame-des-Champs in Paris and was killed in action near Verdun in May 1918

    Hendrik Andriessen – Fete Dieu
    The Dutch composer, Andriessen writes: ‘Fête -Dieu [the church festival of Corpus Christi] was composed in the Summer of 1918 , when war still raged and the admired and beloved cathedrals of France were in dire straits. The sharp contrast between the war and the feast of Corpus Christi led me to write this piece. This explains why the piece does not have a festive character but rather a dramatic, beseeching one.’

    Ernest Farrar – Prelude and Variations on a Ground Bass, Op. 22
    Farrar, a pupil of Stanford, was killed at the Battle of Ephey Ronssoy on 18 September 1918

    Alan Gray – Elegy
    Written in 1915, ‘In memoriam W. D. B. (Dardanelles June 1915)’ [William Denis Browne (1888-1915)]

    Christina Harmon – Processional and Fugue on “Pomp and Circumstance” [after Elgar]

    With thanks to Dr James Garratt, Senior Lecturer in Music and University Organist at the University of Manchester, whose YouTube channel “Organ Music from the Great War” now has 53 recordings played by him at the Whitworth Hall (David Wells).

    Friday 20th July 1pm Nigel Stark

    Director of Music, St Mary’s and St Martin’s Stamford
    Nigel Stark comes originally from Chester where he studied piano and later organ with Roger Fisher at Chester Cathedral. He was formerly Director of Music at St. Michael’s Church Bishop’s Stortford, conductor of the Bishop’s Stortford Choral Society, musical director of the Harlow Opera Company and founder and director of ‘Serenata’, a small professional vocal ensemble.

    Before moving to the West Midlands in April 2002 to take up the post of Director of Music at St. Alphege Church, Solihull, Nigel was Director of Music at the Church of St. Mary Portsea and head of St. Mary’s Music Foundation. The Music Foundation was formed in 1992 to provide musical opportunities and education for children from the local ‘Urban Priority Area’. Nigel was also accompanist and assistant conductor of the Portsmouth Festival Choir and Portsmouth Choral Union under Jonathan Willcocks and featured as a soloist in many of their concerts.

    St. Alphege Parish Church has a long history of choral music with a choir of men and boys who perform a cathedral style repertoire and now separate girls’ and ladies’ choirs too. The choir has toured extensively, both here and abroad. Before leaving Solihull in the summer of 2012, Nigel directed the music at a service in Canterbury Cathedral in the presence of the Archbishop of Canterbury to mark the millennium of the martyrdom of St. Alphege.

    As a pianist, Nigel has specialised in accompanying solo singers and instrumentalists and has appeared many times locally and nationally. He has given many solo organ recitals in London and major churches and cathedrals here and abroad.

    Nigel has been conductor of the Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir since 2005.

    Appointed to the post of Director of Music at St. Martin’s and St. Mary’s Stamford in August 2012, Nigel is now resident in Oakham, Rutland.

    His company, Hauptwerk Systems UK, supplies virtual pipe organs to churches, halls and homes. This allows one to play real instruments from around the world with breathtaking authenticity.

    In addition to his work as a conductor, organist and pianist, Nigel plays trombone with the Rutland Big Band. An Associate of the Royal College of Organists and holder of the Diploma in Choral Directing, Nigel holds the degree of MA (distinction) in Organ Historiography from Reading University. He is a former council member of the British Institute of Organ Studies (BIOS) and an Inspector for the Historic Organs Certificate Scheme (HOCS).
    Symphony No. 5 – William Boyce (1711-1779)
    1. Allegro
    2. Gavotte
    3. Menuet

    Prelude, Fugue and Trio in C, BWV 545 – J S Bach (1685-1750)
    Introduction and Passacaglia – Walter Alcock (1861-1947)
    Andante Cantabile – Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) arr. Stark
    Bridal March from The Birds of Aristophanes
    C H H Parry (1848-1918)
    Variations on Amazing Grace – Denis Bédard (b. 1950)

    11th November 2018 5pm Fauré Requiem on Remembrance Sunday

    This is a come-and-sing performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in the new scoring by David Hill to mark the 100th Anniversary of The Armistice. The rehearsal and performance is at All Saints’ Church, Red Lion Square, Stamford. Scotgate Car Park is nearest: PE9 2YB.

    We are unable to provide vocal scores. Any SATB score will be compatible. Pre-registration required.

    Roger Stimson violin, Cleo Wood cello, Rowena Bass harp, Bruce Burbidge organ

    Suzanne Over soprano, Simon Nurser baritone, Fergus Black conductor

    Friday 9th November 2018
    7:00-9:00 pm – rehearsal (required)

    Sunday 11th November
    3:30 pm – rehearsal 5:00 pm – Service

    Retiring Collection in aid of the Church Music Fund

    CHRISTMAS CONCERTS in December 2018

    Saturday 8th December at 7:30 Christmas Treasures

    Soprano Gabriella Pineda-Rodrigues and pianist Kate Wishart in a concert of Christmas Favourites. with seasonal refreshments.

    An evening of Christmas favourites, such as O Holy Night, Mary Did You Know, Ave Maria, etc.. “Christmas Treasures” promises to be a superb evening of Christmas music and fun, and there will be plenty of opportunity for the audience to join in with some of the songs.

    Tickets (£10. £7 concessions. Accompanied children free (no ticket needed)) from Stamford Arts Centre


    The Little Road to Bethlehem – Michael Head
    Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod

    Members of Stamford All Saints’ Children’s Choir:
    O come O come Emmanuel
    This is the truth sent from above – Vaughan Williams
    Gatatumba (Spanish carol)

    Come Sing & Dance – Howells

    Audience Christmas Songs and Carols

    Maria Wiegenlied – Max Reger
    Walking in the Air from “The Snowman” – Howard Blake

    What child is this (arr. Dewagtere) – Played by Annike van Tonder (violin)
    Silent Night – Played by Rhea Sehgal (piano)

    Mary, Did You Know?
    Rejoice Greatly (from Messiah) – Handel

    Encore O Holy Night - Adam

    Sunday 9th December 2018 at 3pm Organ Recital by Fergus Black

    with Cleo Wood ’cello *

    Fergus Black, organist at All Saints’, shows off the 1916 Binns organ in an entertaining Christmas afternoon programme of traditional and familiar holiday favourites.

    Christmas Bells are Ringing – Dan Miller (b. 1954)

    Four fughettas for Advent – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
    Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott (BWV 704) [for Advent 1]
    Gottes Sohn ist kommen (BWV 703) [for Advent 2]
    Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn (BWV 698) [for Advent 3]
    Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 699) [for Advent 4]

    Overture from ‘Christmas in Brandenburg’ - Nigel Gaze (b. 1943)

    Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) – Adolphe Adam (1803 - 1856)
    arr. Dudley Buck (1839 - 1909) *

    Winter (from the Four Seasons) – Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)

    In the Bleak Mid-Winter (Frosty wind made moan ... ) – Arthur Wills (b. 1926)

    The Holy Boy (A Carol of the Nativity) – John Ireland (1879 - 1962) *

    Grace Notes II – Timothy Albrecht (b.1940)
    Angels we have heard on high (And the Glory of the Lord)
    Comfort, Comfort Ye My People

    Four fughettas for Christmas and the New Year – Bach
    Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (BWV 701) [for Christmas Day]
    Christum wir sollen loben schon (BWV 696) [for the Sunday after Christmas]
    Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (BWV 697) [for the Second Sunday after Christmas]
    Das Jesulein soll doch mein Trost (BWV 702) [for the New Year]

    Three Christmas Hymns for Cello and Organ – Raymond Haan (b. 1938) *
    Quem Pastores
    Divinum Mysterium
    Puer Nobis Nascitur

    Rejoice and be Merry (A collage of carols) – Christopher Shiner (1929-2003)
  • 2017

    Friday 16th June - 2:30pm

    Roger Stimson & Fergus Black play first violin sonatas by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.

    Tickets: Adult £5

    Sunday 18th June - 3.00pm

    Medieval to modern music played on recorders, rebec, crumhorns, psaltery, symphony, timbrel, nakers and keyboard, with Sam Graper (soprano). All proceeds towards All Saint’s Church Music Fund.

    Tickets: Adult £6 Child £4 including light refreshments
  • 2016
  • Nothing happened in 2016 (concert-wise, that is).

  • 2015
  • Sunday 7th June at 4pm

    Piano Recital by Emas Au

    Concert pianist Emas Au, from Hong Kong, is a member of the congregation and choir at All Saints. She has a formidable collection of diplomas, as well as extensive concert experience. She is an MMus from the Royal College of Music, and works at Stamford Endowed Schools. Hindemith, Faure and Bach/Busoni are in the programme.

    Ticket Prices: £5 (£4 concessions). Accompanied school-age children free (no ticket needed for children).

    Tickets on sale at Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203

    Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May at 1pm

    Song Recital by Sophie Hurst

    Duration 50 minutes

    Artists Sophie Hurst, soprano, with Nathan Wieckowski, piano

    “Sophie’s Voice”. A chance to listen to the voice regularly heard on Stamford’s High Street. Sophie Hurst gives a programme of classical, folk and songs from the musicals, accompanied by Nathan Wieckowski, piano. This entertaining lunchtime concert is one not to be missed, as Sophie goes to college in September to study voice.

    Admission Free: Retiring Collection

    Friday 22nd May at 7:30pm

    The William Jewell College Concert Choir

    Artists: The William Jewell College Concert Choir, Anthony J. Maglione, conductor, Ann Marie Rigler, organ

    Previous concerts by The William Jewell College Concert Choir have been enthusiastically received at All Saints. For this return visit, the choir’s eclectic programme features British composers such as Bairstow, Byrd, and MacMillan; European and American composers; and American folk hymns and spirituals. Their most recent CD was released on Centaur Records in the Spring of 2015.

    "One of the best college choirs in the mid-West."

    Concert Duration: 2 hours including interval

    Ticket Prices: £8 (Concessions £5). Accompanied school-age children free (no ticket needed for children).

    Tickets on sale at Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203

    Saturday 16th May at 7:30 pm

    Gothenburg Cathedral Choir

    The adult Cathedral Choir of Gothenburg, on tour in the UK, presents a concert of sacred a capella choral music under the direction of Michael Sager, mixing classical music by Bach and Palestrina with a selection of Scandanavian works.

    Concert Duration 2 hours including interval

    Ticket Prices £8 (£5 concessions). Accompanied school-age children free (no ticket needed for children).

    Tickets on sale at Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203

    Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May at 1pm

    Song Recital by Joanna Goldspink

    Artists Joanna Goldspink, soprano, with Emas Au, piano

    Joanna Goldspink is a recent music graduate of the University of Birmingham and will be studying for a postgraduate diploma in singing at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in the autumn. Here she presents a varied programme of songs including music written for plays, musicals and operas, from Purcell to Puccini.

    Duration 50 minutes

    Admission Free: Retiring Collection

    Sunday 29th March 2015 at 6:30pm

    Come and Sing The Crucifixion

    A devotion for Palm Sunday by John Stainer

    Stephen George tenor
    Robert-John Edwards baritone
    Stephen Barber organ

    Retiring Collection

    Come-and-Sing details

    1. Optional pre-rehearsals on Mondays 2nd and 23rd March, 7.30-9.00
    2. Rehearsal on the day 5pm to 6pm
    3. Dress: suits / sober colour any length / choir robes
    4. Library copies of the music available at rehearsals and on the day
    5. To buy a copy for £5.40, please contact Stamford Music Shop, 11 St. Mary’s Hill, Stamford, PE9 2DP,, 01780 751275