David Sanger - A Musical Celebration: 5th March

David Sanger - A Musical Celebration: 5th March

Following the death of David Sanger on 28th May 2010, his friends, colleagues and many admirers have arranged a musical celebration of his life at 2pm on Saturday 5th March 2011 at Great St Mary's (the University Church) in Market Square, Cambridge. This will be followed by a reception at Selwyn College, which is a short walk from Great St Mary’s.

All of the performers had close associations with David as colleagues and/or students. In addition, some of David's choral music will be performed by a special choir made up of some of David’s friends and students (details on David's website, www.davidsanger.co.uk).

The programme for the day will be:

Choir – O filii et filiae – arr. David Sanger (1947-2010).
Timothy Byram-Wigfield – Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).
Clive Driskill-Smith – Roulade – Seth Bingham (1882-1972).
Hans Fagius - Passacaglia – David Sanger (written for Hans’s 50th birthday).
Stephen Farr and Hans Fagius – 1st movement of Duet for Organ – Samuel Wesley (1766-1837).
John Scott – Adagio in E – Frank Bridge (1879-1941).
Stephen Farr – Deuxième Fantaisie – Jehan Alain (1911-40).
Philip Rushforth – Marche Européenne – David Sanger;
Two Chorale Preludes – Johann Christoph Oley (1738-98).
David Goode – 1st Movement from Sonata No 2 – Max Reger (1873-1916).
Jon Laukvik – O Welt, ich muss dich lassen; O Gott, du frommer Gott – Johannes Brahms (1833-97).
Kevin Bowyer – Choral from Symphony No2 – Louis Vierne (1870 – 1937).
Choir – Go forth into the world in peace – David Sanger.

The event is open to all David's friends and admirers and their families/partners; if you would like to attend, please let the organisers know numbers, by emailing events@davidsanger.co.uk.

There will be no charge for admission, but there will be an offering at the end of the concert in aid of two of the charitable aims of the Royal College of Organists: this will help fund organ training for young organists, and enable the RCO’s archivists to catalogue the collection of books, music and files that David bequeathed to them. For the reception at Selwyn College, cake and drinks will be served in the Hall until 5.30pm; we will then move to an adjacent room. Voluntary donations on the day would be appreciated to help cover the costs of the refreshments, which are being provided by Selwyn College. If travelling to the event by car, there is street parking in the neighbourhood of Selwyn College; alternatively there are a number of Park and Ride services, the nearest being at Junction 11 of the M11 (near John Lewis/ Waitrose).

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