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Kirklees Council's Borough Organist, Dr Gordon Stewart, returned to the console of the Father Willis Organ on Monday 10th September to get the 2018/19 Lunchtime Concert Season underway at Huddersfield Town Hall. Gordon has been the Borough Organist for over 25 years and he delighted friends old and new in the audience playing a wonderfully varied programme which included music by Rawsthorne, Bach, Mendelssohn, Vierne and Bossi. The season continues on Monday 24th September at 1pm with Gordon opening the concert with Louis Marchand’s massive ‘Grand Dialogue’ and Johann Pachelbel’s beautiful ‘Chaconne’ amongst the other music featured.
Regular concertgoers describe these lunchtime concerts as wonderfully sociable, not least because many enjoy a pre-concert light lunch and a chat with like-minded people before sitting back and listening to the delightful music on offer. Indeed they are also perfect for those who may not like venturing out in the evening. What better way to while away an hour or so at lunchtime!
Although Gordon is the resident organist, they also welcome a few guests throughout the season and this year Darius Battiwalla (Leeds Town Hall organist), Nigel Ogden (BBC Radio 2 The Organist Entertains) and Andrew Dewar (Paris) will be joining them. The Lunchtime Organ Concerts are part of the Kirklees Concert Season which includes evening orchestral concerts with the Orchestra of Opera North and lunchtime chamber concerts.
Full details of all concerts can be found here
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