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Who?

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Gordon Stewart's engagements.
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Gordon Stewart is one of the UK's most popular and adaptable organists; he has played Celebrity Concerts in such places as St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral, the Laurenskerk, Alkmaar and at Symphony Hall in Birmingham, Leeds Town Hall, Melbourne Town Hall, Pietermaritzburg City Hall, Johannesburg Cathedral and the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, but is equally happy playing concerts in small churches and chapels. His large repertoire means he can design concerts suitable for most organs and audiences. Playing regularly on the 1860 Father Willis organ at Huddersfield Town Hall, where he has been resident organist at for over 18 years, he has built a large and enthusiastic following.

Gordon is enormously entertaining. We encountered him at a recent recording of Songs Of Praise and his energy and enthusiasm both made the three hours bearable, and drew a wonderful performance from a most unpromising start.

Both Colin Wright and Rachel Wright enjoyed the evenings immensely, in no small part because of Gordon himself.

Where?

The map at right shows the rough locations of some of Gordon's upcoming engagements, but it doesn't give much indication of when. The list gives exact dates, and the "map" at the bottom of this page gives the details in a different way.

You need to check his home page for details:

This page is only updated sporadically, and must not be considered definitive.


From now going forwards ...

Here is a simple list of engagements. The postcodes are often approximate and should not be relied on. Although I've gone to some trouble to work them out, they may be completely wrong, so their locations are for indication only.

Date Location Event District
2010-11-08 Huddersfield Town Hall 1pm Gordon is joined by the brilliant young trumpeter Tom Osborne in a programme including music by Albinoni, Thalben-Ball and Andrew Carter HD1
2010-11-10 Dewsbury United Reformed Church 12.30pm Gordon is joined by the brilliant young trumpet player Tom Osborne in a programme ranging from the Baroque to virtuoso music of the 19th Century WF13
2010-11-20 Hollingworth Parish Church Gordon plays music from his most recent CD "Song of Sunshine" on the Hollingworth Parish Church organ. OL15
2010-11-27 King's College, Cambridge 6.30pm Gordon's programme includes Franck's orchestral interlude from Redemption and Reger's Chorale Fantasia Wachet Auf. Details from http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/events/organ-recitals.html CB2
2010-12-13 Huddersfield Town Hall 1pm Gordon plays organ music for Christmas including Noel Rawsthorne's Fantasia on Wachet Auf HD1
2010-12-20 Huddersfield Town Hall 1pm Gordon is joined by the girls' choir of Wakefield Cathedral and Flute Salad in a programme of music for Christmas HD1
2011-01-10 Huddersfield Town Hall 1pm Gordon starts the year with a programme including Franck's orchestral interlude from Redemption and Lemare's virtuoso arrangement of Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries HD1
2011-02-05 St John's Episcopal Church, Dumfries, Scotland Gordon plays the annual organ concert on the restored Harrison organ DG12
2011-03-07 Huddersfield Town Hall 1pm Gordon continues with Liszt celebrations with a performance of the massive Fantasia and Fugue on Ad nos ad salutarem undam HD1
2011-04-04 Huddersfield Town Hall 1pm Gordon's programme includes three works requested by members of the Town Hall audience: Percy Fletcher's Fountain Reverie, Gounod's Funeral of a Marrionette and Lefebure-Wely's Sortie in B flat HD1
2011-04-18 Huddersfield Town Hall 1pm Gordon's programme includes Bach's Toccata in F, Alain's Litanies and Mendelssohn's Third Sonata. HD1
2011-04-29 The Priory Church of St Mary, Usk 7.30 Gordon plays the historic Gray and Davidson organ formerly in Llandaff Cathedral and built 150 years ago NP15
2011-05-09 Huddersfield Town Hall 1pm Gordon ends the Town Hall series with music by Handel, Bach, Mozart and Liszt. HD1


Engagements in Space-Time ...

This "map", provided you can read it, shows both when and where these engagements will be. See if you can work it out.
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Selected past engagements ...

Date Location Event District
2010-03-06 London Organ Day Gordon talks about Victorian organ playing and leads a Master Class with students from the Birmingham Conservatoire
2010-03-12 ROTHWELL COMPETITIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL Gordon is one of the adjudicators for the 2010 Festival
2010-03-13 ROTHWELL COMPETITIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL Gordon is one of the adjudicators for the 2010 Festival
2010-03-14 Eton College Gordon is the adjudicator for the organ and harpsichord competitions at Eton College SL4
2010-03-29 Huddersfield Town Hall 1.00 Gordon opens with Cocker's Tuba Tune and plays music by Bach, Lemare and Willan HD1
2010-04-13 De Montfort Hall, Leicester Gordon plays the wonderful 1913 Taylor organ in a concert of Toccatas and Scherzos LE1
2010-04-26 Huddersfield Town Hall 1.00 Gordon plays music by Vivaldi, Handel, Roger-Ducasse and Whitlock HD1
2010-05-05 Bradford Cathedral Gordon plays the lunchtime concert at Bradford Cathedral BD1
2010-05-06 Fulneck, Leeds Gordon plays a concert at Fulneck Moravian settlement LS28
2010-05-10 Beverley Minster Gordon conducts BBC Songs of Praise HU17
2010-05-10 Huddersfield Town Hall 1.00 Gordon ends the series with music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens and Vierne HD1
2010-05-11 Beverley Minster Gordon conducts BBC Songs of Praise HU17
2010-05-14 Providence United Reformed Church, New Mills, Derbyshire Gordon is on concert with trumpeter Tom Osborne SK22
2010-05-30 York Methodist Church. 4pm Gordon is in concert at York Methodist Church YO23
2010-06-02 St Columbas' Church, Ayr Gordon plays the restored 1904 Binns organ. Music by Hollins, Festing, and Bach KA30
2010-06-05 The Cathedral of the Isles, Great Cumbrae Gordon plays in Britain's smallest catheral, including music by Handel, Vivaldi and Bach. KA28
2010-06-06 St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh Gordon conducts 'Come and Sing Messiah' EH12
2010-06-07 St Mary's Episcopal Church, Dalmahoy 7.30 Gordon plays the Willis organ at St Mary's Episcopal Church, Dalmahoy, Edinburgh EH27
2010-06-12 City Halls, Glasgow Full details available from BBC Scottish Symphony Ochestra G1
2010-06-19 Rotterdam Gordon conducts RSCM Europe
2010-06-25 Godalming Parish Church 8pm Gordon plays the organ at Goldaming Parish Church GU7
2010-06-26 Clifton Cathedral 7.30 Gordon plays a concert to launch his new recording of the Cliton Rieger organ BS8
2010-07-01 Hallam Methodist Church, Sheffield 7.30 Organ Concert for the Sheffield Organists' Society S11
2010-07-03 Doncaster Minster 7pm Gordon plays the 5 manual Schulze organ. DN1
2010-07-09 St Mary's Church, Marple, Cheshire. 7.45 Gordon plays the Father Willis organ. SK6
2010-07-12 All Saints' Church, Hastings. 7.30 Gordon launches the new CD 'Song of Sunshine' recorded on the famous Father Willis organ CV23
2010-07-27 Ripon Minster 7.30 Gordon plays the cathedral organ HG4
2010-09-24 Providence United Reformed Church, New Mills 7.30pm Gordon's concert is part of the New Mills Festival and celebrates the completion of the restoration of the 1914 J J Binns organ, SK22
2010-09-25 Salesbury Parish Church Gordon plays a programme celebrating the restoration of the Harrison organ by Wood Organ Builders. Details from http://www.salesbury-stpeter.org.uk/whatson.htm BB1
2010-09-28 St Mary, Stoughton, Chichester 7.30 Gordon plays the restored Willis organ in this wonderful historic church PO18
2010-10-02 Helpringham Parish Church, Lincolnshire 7.30 Gordon plays the 1902 Foster and Andrews organ in Helpingham Parish Church. NG34
2010-10-04 Huddersfield Town Hall 1pm Gordon opens the new Kirklees Organ Series with the New World Ensemble. The programme includes concertos by Handel and Poulenc and Bach's Passacaglia. HD1
2010-10-25 Leeds Town Hall Gordon's programme includes Franck's beautiful orchestral interlude from Redemption and Dupre's Prelude and Fugue in B LS1
2010-11-01 Huddersfield Town Hall 1pm Gordon plays music by Elgar, Festings and Ketelbey and ends with Reger's massive Chorale Fantasia on Wachet Auf. HD1



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