Tuesday 8th August 1.10pm

Solo concert performed by Michael Overbury on the St Teilo Tudor Organ by Goetze & Gwynn

Free with retiring collection. All welcome.


1′ from the Tablature of Adam Ileborgh (1448) Prauambulum

5′ Thomas Tallis (c1505-1585) Two Parts in One

William Byrd (1543-1623)

 3′ Pavan and Galliard: The Earl of Salisbury

     1′ La Volta

     8′ Ut re mi fa sol la

     2′ Callino Casturame

John Munday (1555-1656)

     2′ Robin

Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

   3′ Fancy – October 24 1648

     3′ a Sad Pavan for these distracted times – February 14 1648

John Bull (1562/3-1628)

     1′ A Gigge: Doctor Bull’s myselfe

Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

     3′ Ground

     5′ Fantazia of four partes


Michael Overbury’s early musical influences were in Farnham, at the Grammar School and St Andrew’s Parish Church, and at Trinity College, London. Horizons broadened with an Organ Scholarship to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where studied with Gillian Weir. After graduating he was assisting organ scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, Assistant Organist at New College, Oxford, a deputy organist and choir master at the Cathedral and Abbey Church at St Alban’s, Master of the Song School at Newark, and Director of Music and Organist at Worksop Priory.

After winning the 1982 Manchester International Organ Competition, he appeared twice as soloist at the Royal Festival Hall, and has continued to play with numerous choirs and orchestras, and has featured on several recordings. Michael is a founder member of Musica Donum Dei, playing on period instruments mainly in the East Midlands, with whom he recently appeared on Radio Three on In Tune live from Kedleston Hall, and also harpsichordist for the chamber trio Continuum, with whom he has recently performed twice at the Handel House Museum in London. He has for many years written for the Organist’s Review. He will have a number of cps available for inspection and purchase.