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Royal Wedding Organist

Posted: Friday 29th April

Royal Wedding Organist

Over two Billion people tuned in today to see the royal wedding. Readers of OrganFax will be interested to know that Robert Quinney, the Organist who played much of the music during the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, can be heard again - only a few days after the wedding - as he will be playing for a free concert at Chichester Cathedral. 

This famous Organist will perform at the Cathedral on Tuesday 3rd May at 1.10pm - entry is free and all are welcome.

This prestigious concert is part of the Cathedral's Lunchtime Concert series, where world-class music is available to visitors completely free of charge and in the most inspirational of settings.  The concerts are held in the Cathedral Nave and visitors are given a complimentary coffee as they arrive - visitors are also invited to bring their sandwiches and have a picnic lunch in the Nave.

Robert Quinney has been Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey since 2004.  In addition to his work at the Abbey he has a busy freelance career as soloist and ensemble player.  His recent double disc of organ music from Westminster Cathedral was Instrumental Disc of the Month in BBC Music, earned a 5-star review in the French journal Diapason, and was an Editor's Choice in Gramaphone: 'Alongside his impeccable performance Quinney's greatest achievement is to produce music-making which really communicates itself to the listener.'  As a solo performer his profile has increased steadily since winning the Royal College of Organists Performer of the Year competition in 2002.

He was recently quoted as saying "Playing for the royal wedding is one of the biggest things that I will do" and he certainly performed beautifully. The event ran seamlessly and it was good to see all the pomp and pageantry, something we do so well here in the UK.

Our congratulations go to all who were involved in today's special event and of course our congratulations to the happy royal couple!


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