26th September - Organ Concert at Christ Church Spitalfields

If you haven’t yet experienced the sound of the newly renovated superb Richard Bridges organ, built in 1735, at Christ Church Spitalfields, we have news of three concerts:

26th September, with international concert organist Margaret Phillips
24th October, with David Titterington, who is Head of Organist, Royal Academy of Music
28th November with Gerard Brooks, Curator Organist who will be launching the first double CD recording of this remarkable organ.  All concerts begin at 7.30pm and cost £10.  

The first organist who played Mr Bridge’s magnificent instrument was Huguenot Peter Prelleur, who led an extraordinary double life. He lived in Rose Lane and, as well as playing the organ at Christ Church and composing religious music, he often played in pubs including the Angel & Crown Tavern in Whitechapel. Prelleur’s major legacy is a guide for musicians entitled The Modern Musick-Master published in 1731 and described as “an introduction to singing, after so easy a method that persons of the meanest capacities may (in a short time) learn to sing (in tune) any song that is set to musick”. For three hundred years this was considered the most important singing manual.