Thomas Trotter anniversary concert supporting RCO Academy
Thomas Trotter will celebrate 30 years as organist at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, with a distinctive and celebratory concert on 18th April – with proceeds going to support RCO Academy’s work with a new generation of organists.
The acclaimed musician has played at St Margaret’s under five directors of music, from Richard Hickox to the current post holder Aidan Oliver, and through the tenures of four rectors from The Very Revd Trevor Beeson in the early 1980s to The Revd Andrew Tremlett today.
For the concert on 18th April at the church, he will play a programme featuring pieces inspired by both Westminster and his own international career, by composers from Bach to Wagner and Coates to Vierne. The anniversary of Wagner's birth is marked with a performance of transcriptions by Lemare first played on St Margaret's organ to provide Londoners with their initial taste of Wagnerian opera.
Acknowledged worldwide as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation, Thomas Trotter has also been Birmingham City Organist for about the same period, and continues to perform and tour across Europe, the US and the Pacific region, in partnership with, amongst others, Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitinck, Ricardo Chailly and Sir Charles Mackeras.
Enhanced by a video projection from the organ console, the concert is followed by a wine reception in honour of Thomas, included in the ticket price.
The concert is at St Margaret’s Church, St Margaret Street, London SW1P 3JX from 6.30pm on 18th April (doors open at 6pm). Tickets (which include wine) are £15, with a 25% discount for parties of four. They are available online via Eventbrite for credit card sales - http://thomastrotterconcert.eventbrite.co.uk
. Payment by cash or cheque can be made on the door or in person at the church during opening hours. Telephone enquiries to 020 7654 4842.