Bach at Trinity: 40 years of the Metzler

Bach at TrinityWe're delighted to announce Bach at Trinity, a year-long celebration of the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and of the 40th anniversary of Trinity College’s chapel organ which was completed in 1976 by the Swiss firm of Metzler Orgelbau.

The series, organised by Trinity's Senior Organ Scholar Alexander Hamilton and hosted by Trinity College Music Society, will be made up of recitals to be given by current and former Cambridge organ scholars, students from London conservatoires and six of the country’s finest professionals. We are also delighted to host a masterclass to be given by distinguished American organist, Ann Elise Smoot.

The inspiration for this series first came to Alexander Hamilton when he noticed a message in the choir vestry addressed to the choir from Annette Marlow, wife of the late Dr Richard Marlow, Director of Music at Trinity from 1968–2006. Pinned beneath this note was a programme, styled with beautiful calligraphy, from the complete Bach series given by Dr Marlow in 1976-77 in order to inaugurate the organ. Bach at Trinity, then, is as much a celebration of the music of Bach and of this instrument as it is a celebration of the achievements of Richard Marlow and his vision in having this wonderful organ installed forty years ago this year.

Entry to concerts in this series is free of charge and we hope that you will be able to attend as many concerts as possible. However, should you be unable to join us, we will also be webcasting every recital live online, and adding tracks to our online Bach Player, an ever-expanding resource of recordings.

For more information about this series, please click here.


Published on 20 September 2016

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