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Organ Recital by Charlie Francis - Organ Scholar, St Mary-the-Virgin, Dover and Holy Trinity, Folkestone

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From 19:30pm to 21:00pm

On: Wednesday, Aug 21st 2019
Holy Trinity Church, Folkestone
  • From 19:30pm to 21:00pm
  • Sandgate Road
  • 441303221130
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Admission by programme on the door £12, Friends of the Music members £8, Children Free. Sinfonia from the 29th Cantata arr. Marcel Dupre (1886-1971)- Bach Sonata II for Organ- Hindemith ii. Ruhig Bewegt iii. Fuge 2 of 11 Chorale Preludes for Organ Op. 122- Brahms 2. Herzliebster Jesu 11. O welt, ich muss dich lassen. Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582- Bach Choral no. 3 in A-minor- Franck Vingt-quatre Pièces en Style Libre- Vierne Lied Scherzetto Final from Symphony No.1 in D minor- Vierne

Charlie’s love of organ music began at the age of 11 when he joined Faversham Parish Church Choir since which music and the organ have become a primary passion for him.

In 2015 Charlie came under the tutelage of Adrian Bawtree who has done much to broaden his horizons for what organ playing can achieve. Charlie moved to St Edmund’s School, Canterbury in 2017 both to study three A-Levels in Music, English Literature and History and to fill the role of organ scholar; one that allows for vital experience in working in a chapel environment and serving as an accompanist to the two school choirs and on occasion working with the Cathedral Choristers. It has also led to many opportunities including accompanying the choirs in the school’s annual Carol Service in Canterbury Cathedral and performing as a soloist in a Handel Organ Concerto in Canterbury Cathedral.

During the Lent Term of 2018 Charlie entered for both Grade 8 organ and Grade 8 piano exams under ABRSM, passing with distinction in both. During school holidays Charlie has regularly been invited by Canterbury Cathedral to accompany visiting choirs, from home and further afield such as Denmark and Canada, for Eucharists and Evensongs and has also played for choirs in Rochester, St Edmundsbury and Portsmouth Cathedrals. Last year Charlie attended the Oundle for Organists Summer Course and, as well as gaining amazing advice from tutors and making good contacts with other young organists, was awarded a Recital Award to perform at St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth.

In January 2019 Charlie passed his Associate of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO) exams being awarded the Lord St Audries and Durrant/Sawyer Prizes for high marks in the practical examination. Most recently, Charlie entered for the Associate of the Royal Schools of Music (ARSM) exam in piano passing with distinction. Currently 18 years old, Charlie plans on going to study Organ Performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire having been offered a place which starts in September.

Outside of academic and music life, Charlie enjoys sailing on historic Thames Barges, reading and sleeping.

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