Autumn recitals at Kidderminster Town Hall

RECITAL: Kidderminster Town Hall will host the first of its autumn organ concert on Thursday, September 11.

RECITAL: Kidderminster Town Hall will host the first of its autumn organ concert on Thursday, September 11.

First published in News Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THIS year’s series of Hill Organ Promotion Society’s recitals at Kidderminster Town Hall will take place on Thursday, September 11.

Starting at 11.30am, the recital’s soloist will be John Wilderspin who is organist and secretary of the Worcester Cathedral Voluntary Choir.

John held the post of organ scholar at University College, Durham where he read chemistry and then in 1980 he took up a teaching post at RGS Worcester and since then has been actively involved in music-making throughout the area.

He recently accompanied the choir on their tour of Belgium playing in Ghent Cathedral and at the church of St. Rochus in Blankenberge.

John has also played for the choir on other tours to Belgium and France as well as recording three CDs with the choir.

He has played in many cathedrals up and down the country, most recently at York, St. Albans and Bury St. Edmunds as well as prestigious venues including Durham and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Holding the ARCO diploma, John is also an examiner for the RSCM Chorister Awards and has interests beyond music such as currently completing a topographical survey of the entire country as well as acquiring the London Knowledge.

Further recitals in the autumn series will take place on October 9 and November 6.

Admission to the recital is £6, but society members are entitled to a £3 reduction.

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