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An Organ Recital of Sacred Music

Nigel Potts (NZ/USA)

Tuesday 22 November 2011, 8pm
Orchard Road Presbyterian Church 3 Orchard Road [locate]
Free admission

Nigel Potts studied organ with Thomas Murray at Yale University and graduated with a Master of Music Degree in 2002. He holds diplomas from the Conservatorium of Music in Wellington and Trinity College of Music, London. Whilst living in London he studied Church Music at the Royal Academy of Music, and studied organ with Jeremy Filsell and John Scott.

Presently Nigel Potts is Organist & Choirmaster of Christ & Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, New York City. He is a member of the music staff at the Saint Thomas Choir School in New York City; an Adjunct Lecturer of Music at Dowling College, New York; a National Examiner for RSCM America; and a board member of the New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

 

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Sonata No. 2 in C minor : Grave, Adagio, Allegro maestoso e vivace, Fuga

 

Three Pieces for the Advent Season:

J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 659)

Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)

Veni Emmanuel from Three Short Preludes

Garth Edmundson (1900-1971)

Toccata on Vom Himmel Hoch

 

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Variations on ‘Austria’ (Glorious things of thee are spoken)

 

Three Chorale Preludes:

J. S. Bach (1685-1750

O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross (BWV 622)

Hubert Parry (1848-1918)

‘Eventide’ (Abide with me)

Healey Willan (1880-1968)

‘Gelobt sei Gott’ (Good Christians all, rejoice and sing)

 

Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

Veni Redemptor Gentium

 

Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Master Tallis’ Testament

 

Alexandre Guilmant (1937-1911)

March upon Handel's "Lift up your heads"

 

Nigel Potts

 

Presentation on British Organ Music of the 19th & 20th Centuries

with recorded samples from the works of Parry, Howells, Whitlock, Elgar, etc.

Nigel Potts (NZ/USA)

Monday, Nov 21st, 2011 7.30pm
Methodist School of Music (496 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #03-20 John Wesley Centre, S'pore 678099) [locate]
Registration: Free for AGO members and MSM students; $10 for observers (As space is limited to 30; please call Tel 67675258 to reserve a seat.)

An exponent of orchestral transcriptions and a respected champion of 19th & 20th century British organ music, Nigel Potts is admired for his “intuitive grasp of the grand British style…secure technique, idiomatic phrasing and expression” (The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians). His CDs and recitals have been reviewed favorably by critics around the world and have been broadcast on radio/web stations in Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, on Pipedreams in the USA. His CD British Fantasies & Fanfares has been critiqued as “superbly played…a fine interpretation…a strongly recommended CD” (International Record Review, UK), and “…whose interpretive talent is obvious… an excellent recording” (American Record Guide, Nov/Dec 2009).