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The aisles of Hereford Cathedral will be ringing to music of a different kind tonight, Tuesday 11 September. Nigel Ogden, presenter of Radio 2’s ‘the Organist Entertains’, will be playing a specially prepared selection of popular and light classics at the cathedral at 7.30 pm.
Nigel’s favourite styles of music and personable manner will be well-known to the thousands of listeners to his regular radio programmes, and he is looking forward to making a return visit to Hereford, where he has enjoyed playing in the past.
Peter Dyke, assistant organist at the cathedral, said: “We are very excited that Nigel has agreed to pay us another visit. He is the country’s leading expert of the light music style and I am sure he will be able to show the unique colours of the cathedral’s Father Willis organ in new and surprising ways. I am rather looking forward to see if he can make it sound like a proper Wurlitzer!”
The programme for the evening will include melodies sure to get the feet tapping and the ‘Marching through the Classics’, ‘Tchaikovsky in the Ballroom’ and ‘Memories of Song’. Nigel will be introducing the music as he goes along, and the live video relay will enable the audience to see him play, as well as including close-ups of his feet in action!
Tickets, priced at £10 and £3 for students (unreserved seating), are now on sale from the cathedral shop. Please telephone 01432 374210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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