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Alexander Ffinch: Organ Recital

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Carlisle Cathedral

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We are thrilled to announce that world-renowned organist Alexander Ffinch will be playing a FREE lunchtime recital at Carlisle Cathedral on Tuesday 30 July. Alexander was brought up in the Cumbrian village of Newbiggin-on-Lune and will be returning to Cumbria for this one-off recital, playing the Cathedral's magnifiecent Willis Organ of 1856.

Alexander's engagements this summer included a performance at Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral (which has been postponed due to the devastating by fire in April), appearances in Germany, and at the Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco. In the meantime we are pleased to welcome Alexander to play at Carlisle as part of this 2019 tour, and to celebrate the release of his latest album, Transformations

Alexander studied at the Royal College of Music, and was later organ scholar of Keble College, Oxford where he subsequently became a pupil of Thomas Trotter. He was resident organist at Lancaster Town Hall where he gave over 100 recitals in the 1990’s and also gained recognition in the St Albans Interpretation Competition in 1999. He has performed in UK, Europe, USA and Asia and his schedule for 2019 includes numerous engagements across the globe.

He was appointed College Organist of Cheltenham College in 2004, after a three-year tenure as Director of Music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and is responsible for the daily organ playing in the College Chapel as well as accompanying the Choirs.

Throughout his time at Cheltenham, he has continued to give recitals regularly and is resident organist for The Eton Choral Courses and The Rodolfus Choir, appearing with these at both Cheltenham International Music Festival and also live on BBC Radio 3 broadcasts.

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