Christopher Ouvry-Johns -Organ Recital [Music Festival 2018]

ImageSaturday 29th September at 1pm

[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2018]


2011 saw the restoration of the magnificent Father Willis organ in Wentworth Church. This concert continues the celebration of the completion of this wonderful instrument.


Christopher Ouvry-Johns is Director of Music at Leicester Cathedral, having previously been Choral Director in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds and Deputy Chorus Master of Leeds Philharmonic Society. He sang with the choirs of Jesus College and King’s College whilst a student at Cambridge University, and was Organ Scholar at Durham Cathedral and conductor of Durham University Symphony Orchestra whilst undertaking doctoral research. He studied Church Music at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf and won all the top prizes at ARCO.


He conducted the Cathedral Choirs for BBC Television’s Easter Sunday broadcast in 2014 and was responsible for the musical provision both at the ceremonies surrounding the Reinterment of King Richard III, watched by over 350 million people, and the Royal Maundy Service in 2017. He has led workshops on English Church Music in Germany and directed the RSCM Cathedral Course in Rochester in 2016. When time permits, he enjoys engagements as a baritone soloist.


Tickets cost £8 (or £7 for concessions) and are available from the Administration Desk at Wentworth Garden Centre, or by contacting Richard Taylor on 01709 527713. Alternativley, please complete and return the booking for below.

Series tickets that cover all events/concerts in this year's music festival cost £29, (£25 for concessions)


Any unsold tickets will be  available on the door immediately prior to the event (subject to availability)


Concessions are available to under 16s and over 60s and are regardless of status. Light refreshments will be served in the intervals and are included in the price of each ticket.


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