Event Information

  • 12 Aug 17
  • 19.00
  • £8
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The Francis Jackson Centenary Organ Recitals (every Saturday from 29 July until 26 August)

This year, the ever popular series of Summer Organ Recitals have been named in honour of York Minster’s distinguished Organist Emeritus, Dr Francis Jackson CBE who celebrates his 100th birthday in October.  The five concerts in the series will include performances by the Minster’s acclaimed team of three organists and two internationally renowned guest performers. 

The season continues on Saturday 12 August with a recital by Organist Emeritus and acclaimed international virtuoso John Scott Whiteley, who will give a commemorative performance in honour of Francis Jackson.  John’s recital will include six works by Dr Jackson:

·         Centenary Flourish

·         Prelude on a Folk Hymn

·         The Sweet Rivelet (Hovingham Sketch No.4)

·         Impromptu for Sir Edward Bairstow on his 70th Birthday

·         Sonata No.6 Op 148

·         Improvisation on Remember for good, O Father.

John will also perform Toccata on themes of Francis Jackson his own composition celebrating Dr Jackson‘s work and two pieces by Edward C Bairstow.

About John Scott Whiteley

John Scott Whiteley started his career at York Minster in 1975 and was made Organist Emeritus on his retirement in 2010. A virtuoso of international renown, John performs extensively across Europe and the USA. His acclaimed work for the BBC2/BBC4 series ‘21st Century Bach’ was a landmark for organ music. He has recorded more than 26 CDs as a soloist and more than 20 as an accompanist for prestigious labels such as EMI and Regent.

Each recital starts at 7.00pm.

Tickets cost £8.00.