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Tuesday 7th April 2020 (14:30 – 17:00)

Vierne Pièces de Fantaisie: class with Benjamin Bloor

St Salvator's Chapel, St Andrews
Andrew Macintosh

A class on the organ of St Salvator's Chapel, St Andrews, with Ben Bloor.

Ben is Organist of the London Oratory Church where he accompanies the professional adult choir for weekly Mass and Vespers and oversees the famous Downes/Walker organ. He combines this with a busy freelance recital career and the post of School Organist at Westminster School, where he teaches organ and plays for services in Westminster Abbey. Previously, he held organ scholarships at Derby Cathedral, St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle, New College Oxford and Westminster Cathedral, and was the Assistant Sub-Organist at Rochester Cathedral. Ben was the winner of the 2012 Northern Ireland International Organ Competition, and a semi-finalist in the inaugural Wadden Sea International Organ Competition held in Denmark in January 2017. He was awarded second prize in the Boston Bach International Organ Competition 2018. Ben holds a First-Class Honours degree in Music from the University of Oxford and the Limpus prize for highest marks in the 2013 FRCO examinations. He is a recipient of the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medal for his contribution to organ-playing. 

There are four places available for performers. The class will concentrate on the Pièces de Fantaisie and the Pièces en Style Libre of Louis Vierne, so please bring one of these pieces with you. If you don't wish to play, observers' places are available at a reduced price.

Presented in conjunction with the University of St Andrews Music Centre . The class is preceded by a recital by Ben Bloor at 1310.

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