An Afternoon Organ Recital with Iestyn Evans. St Nicholas Church, Church Street, Chiswick W4 2PJ. Sunday 15th January 2023, 3 pm
Tickets £10 on the door
All payments by cash or card
In dir ist Freude – J.S. Bach
Tierce en taille – Pierre Du Mage
Voluntary in C – John James
Prelude and Fugue in E minor – J.S. Bach
Sicilienne – Maria Theresia von Paradis
Sonata No. 3 – Felix Mendelssohn
Trumpet Minuet – Alfred Hollins
Scherzo – Percy Whitlock
Toccata – Marcel Lanquetuit
Stay afterwards for Tea and Cake – £5
Iestyn Evans is Director of Music at St James’s, Spanish Place, one of London’s foremost Catholic churches, and of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate in the City. In addition, Iestyn is school organist at the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, one of the country’s leading state schools.
Iestyn regularly performs as a soloist and accompanist in the UK and internationally, at venues which have included St John’s Smith Square; Notre-Dame de Paris; St Patrick’s, New York; Brussels Cathedral; Chartres Cathedral; Stephansdom, Vienna; St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town and St Peter’s, Rome. His discography includes seven CDs by the Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, a recording with the choir of St Etheldreda’s and a solo CD recorded at St James’s. Recent engagements include a concert as a piano accompanist in the Red House, Aldeburgh, and two concerts with the RPO Brass Quintet. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Franck’s birth, Iestyn performed his complete organ works at St James’s last year.
As a conductor, Iestyn has put on liturgical performances of the complete Mass settings of Victoria at St James’s, and has conducted performances of Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony, Borodin’s Second Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony, as well as large-scale choral works including Handel’s Messiah, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Mozart’s Requiem.
He read music at The Queen’s College, Oxford where he was organ scholar and studied with David Titterington at the Royal Academy of Music. Past appointments have included organ scholarships at Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and St Davids Cathedral, and seven years as Organist of St Etheldreda’s, Ely Place.
All Profits to the St Nicholas Church Development Fund for restoration of the outside stonework