Jonathan Hope - organ recital

Jonathan Hope - organ recital

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 19:30

British organist Jonathan Hope is quickly gaining a reputation at home and abroad as one of the most dynamic young performers of his generation.

Born in 1988, he studied initially with Stephen Lacey, John Belcher and the late David Sanger, before studying at the Royal College of Music, London (RCM) with Margaret Phillips and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer Choplin. While at the RCM, Jonathan participated in masterclasses with Pieter van Dijk, Gordon Stewart, Jacques van Oortmerrsen and Dame Gillian Weir.

Increasingly in demand as a recitalist, Jonathan’s recital career to date has taken him throughout the UK, as well as France, Germany, Italy, the USA and Australia. Recently, he has performed solo recitals at Canterbury Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), Westminster Abbey and Saint-Sulpice, Paris. In July 2010, Jonathan undertook a recital tour of Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.

Jonathan has been Organ Scholar of Southwark Cathedral, London since 2010, where his duties involve accompanying and directing the cathedral choirs in the daily services. Whilst at Southwark, Jonathan has played for prestigious occasions such as the funeral and subsequent memorial service of the former Dean of Southwark, the installation of the new Dean, the enthronement of the Bishop of Southwark, as well as frequent BBC broadcasts of the choir. During Jonathan’s time there the cathedral choirs have toured Northern Ireland and France. In November 2011 Jonathan took part in the launch of Choirbook for the Queen at Southwark, in honour of HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. He also appears as an accompanist on the cathedral boys’ choir’s newly released recording on the Regent label “A Year at Southwark”, and on the cathedral girls’ choir’s debut solo CD, also by Regent, to be released in the summer of 2012. Prior to Southwark, Jonathan was Organist and Director of Music at John Keble Church, Mill Hill, in London’s northern suburbs.

Academic Festival Overture
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Symphony No 3 in F sharp minor
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Trio in C minor
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Poco adagio from Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ'
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)


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United Kingdom
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