Scandal in Paris!
On 21 September at 7.30pm, following a recital tour of the Languedoc, during which he received standing ovations, former Abbey Organist, Anthony Burns-Cox makes a rare appearance, with a colourful programme of Romantic pops, both old and new, including Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4.
You can also hear a breathtakingly beautiful tiento b.y the seventeenth-century Spanish composer Juan Cabanilles, which hangs in space; an amazing piece of Spanish battle music from the same period; a delightful dance by a seventeenth-century English spy, who had to flee the country because of his behaviour; two pieces by the greatest English cathedal musicians of their day, S.S.Wesley (written at the time when the abbey organ was built) and Sir David Willcocks; and also a magical piece by Wagner, arranged by the Paganini of the organ, Franz Liszt, as well as other delights.
For this entertaining evening, with video on the big screen, tickets are £5, to include afterwards a glass of wine and an opportunity to chat to the recitalist.