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26 February

OV in Lunchtime Recital

The music department has been producing a series of bi-weekly lunchtime concerts throughout the term and today’s is the first of a short series of performances given by OVs. Peter Holder (Br 01-08) spent 11 formative years at King’s and is currently the Sub-Organist at Westminster Abbey where he assists the Organist and Master of the Choristers in training the world-famous choir and accompanying services and concerts. He was the organ soloist in the opening night of the 2019 Proms season at the Royal Albert Hall and has performed throughout the world as a soloist and accompanist. This performance also features the School’s Assistant Director of Music Christopher Allsop (Hon OV) as they perform an organ duet by Thomas Tomkins who was Organist at Worcester Cathedral for fifty years from 1596-1646 and lived in the house that is now the Headmaster’s house!

March 23rd at 7pm is also a date and time to keep free. We shall be hosting an online event called  ‘An evening with Nicholas Cleobury (Ch 58-68)‘. Nicholas will be talking about his life as a pupil at King’s and his subsequent long and successful career as a professional musician interspersed with musical examples. Further details to follow!

You can listen to Peter and Christopher’s performance here: