51 - Francis Jackson at 100: a celebration

51 - Francis Jackson at 100: a celebration

28 July 2017 8:00 pm

St Mary's Church, Lastingham,YO62 6TN,

51 - Francis Jackson at 100: a celebration

Francis Jackson at 100: a celebration

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francis jacksonPhilip Moore (organ)
Robert Sharpe (organ)
Gordon Stewart (organ)
John Scott Whiteley (organ)
and others to be announced

Programme to include:
Bach – Prelude and Fugue in G major (BWV 545)
Francis Jackson – Chorale prelude Nun freut euch,
    Gottes Kinder all
Mulet – Carillon-Sortie
Widor – Toccata (from Symphonie no. 5)
Francis Jackson – Toccata, Chorale and Fugue
Philip Moore – Variations on East Acklam
Francis Jackson – For the fruits of his creation
    (East Acklam)

Organists from across the north of England join forces to celebrate the centenary of one of Ryedale’s distinguished musicians. Born in Malton in 1917, Francis Jackson was a chorister at York Minster, later returning as Organist for over thirty years, while building a wide reputation as a thrilling recitalist and fine composer. Friends and colleagues take to the superb organ St Mary’s Church to offer a musical birthday celebration of his 100 years in music, including a performance of the Toccata he famously played at a royal wedding in 1963, and ending with all joining to sing the hymn tune which is one of his most celebrated compositions.

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