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Recital--Organ Solo
St.-Georgen-Kirche (Schwarzenberg, Germany)
Robert Smith
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Robert Smith plays an eclectic programme of works by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Herbert Howells, Naji Hakim, Noel Rawsthorne, John Williams, Max Reger, Bertie Baigent, Nigel Ogden, Edward Elgar and Guy Bovet. Robert Smith is currently the Assistant Organist of St. Wilfrid’s Church (York Oratory in Formation). In 2014/2015 he served as the Assistant Organist at St. Paul’s Bloor Street, the largest Anglican church in Toronto, where he regularly accompanied the church choir. Previously the organ scholar of Somerville College, Oxford, he accompanied and occasionally directed the choir of that college for their regular services and concerts. He began musical life aged 5 on the piano, then took up the organ aged 13 and received lessons from Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire for five years. Upon reaching Oxford Robert was taught by Stephen Farr and William Whitehead, as well as achieving his ARCO diploma, for which he also won the Sowerbutts Prize and Durrant Prize. He has had the pleasure of participating in numerous choir concerts and tours, notably at Blackburn Cathedral, Lancaster Priory, Birmingham Cathedral, Ampleforth Abbey, Coventry Cathedral and three times at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Robert regularly performs recitals as well as participating in masterclasses led by David Goode, Guy Bovet and Thomas Trotter. He collaborated with conductor Nicholas Cleobury for a concert recorded by the BBC.  Summer 2014 saw Robert take part in a choir tour of America and this has been followed by two recital tours of Germany, across Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria. His first commercial solo CD ‘The Franz Liszt Memorial Organ in Weimar’ was released by the German record label JUBAL in April...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Herderkirche (Weimar, Germany)
Robert Smith
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Robert Smith (York Oratory) plays works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Bertie Baigent, Simon Preston, Herbert Howells, Percy Whitlock, Louis Vierne, Max Reger, Edward Elgar and Guy Bovet. Robert Smith is currently the Assistant Organist of St. Wilfrid’s Church (York Oratory in Formation). In 2014/2015 he served as the Assistant Organist at St. Paul’s Bloor Street, the largest Anglican church in Toronto, where he regularly accompanied the church choir. Previously the organ scholar of Somerville College, Oxford, he accompanied and occasionally directed the choir of that college for their regular services and concerts. He began musical life aged 5 on the piano, then took up the organ aged 13 and received lessons from Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire for five years. Upon reaching Oxford Robert was taught by Stephen Farr and William Whitehead, as well as achieving his ARCO diploma, for which he also won the Sowerbutts Prize and Durrant Prize. He has had the pleasure of participating in numerous choir concerts and tours, notably at Blackburn Cathedral, Lancaster Priory, Birmingham Cathedral, Ampleforth Abbey, Coventry Cathedral and three times at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Robert regularly performs recitals as well as participating in masterclasses led by David Goode, Guy Bovet and Thomas Trotter. He collaborated with conductor Nicholas Cleobury for a concert recorded by the BBC.  Summer 2014 saw Robert take part in a choir tour of America and this has been followed by two recital tours of Germany, across Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria. His first commercial solo CD ‘The Franz Liszt Memorial Organ in Weimar’ was released by the German record label JUBAL in April...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Meißen Cathedral (Meißen, Germany)
Robert Smith
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Robert Smith performs works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Herbert Howells, Bertie Baigent, Simon Preston, Naji Hakim, Max Reger and Guy Bovet. Robert Smith is currently the Assistant Organist of St. Wilfrid’s Church (York Oratory in Formation). In 2014/2015 he served as the Assistant Organist at St. Paul’s Bloor Street, the largest Anglican church in Toronto, where he regularly accompanied the church choir. Previously the organ scholar of Somerville College, Oxford, he accompanied and occasionally directed the choir of that college for their regular services and concerts. He began musical life aged 5 on the piano, then took up the organ aged 13 and received lessons from Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire for five years. Upon reaching Oxford Robert was taught by Stephen Farr and William Whitehead, as well as achieving his ARCO diploma, for which he also won the Sowerbutts Prize and Durrant Prize. He has had the pleasure of participating in numerous choir concerts and tours, notably at Blackburn Cathedral, Lancaster Priory, Birmingham Cathedral, Ampleforth Abbey, Coventry Cathedral and three times at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Robert regularly performs recitals as well as participating in masterclasses led by David Goode, Guy Bovet and Thomas Trotter. He collaborated with conductor Nicholas Cleobury for a concert recorded by the BBC.  Summer 2014 saw Robert take part in a choir tour of America and this has been followed by two recital tours of Germany, across Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria. His first commercial solo CD ‘The Franz Liszt Memorial Organ in Weimar’ was released by the German record label JUBAL in April...

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Recital--Organ Solo
St.-Johannis-Kirche (Dessau, Germany)
Robert Smith
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Robert Smith (York Oratory) plays works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Simon Preston, Bertie Baigent, Naji Hakim, Max Reger, Noel Rawsthorne, Herbert Howells and Guy Bovet. Robert Smith is currently the Assistant Organist of St. Wilfrid’s Church (York Oratory in Formation). In 2014/2015 he served as the Assistant Organist at St. Paul’s Bloor Street, the largest Anglican church in Toronto, where he regularly accompanied the church choir. Previously the organ scholar of Somerville College, Oxford, he accompanied and occasionally directed the choir of that college for their regular services and concerts. He began musical life aged 5 on the piano, then took up the organ aged 13 and received lessons from Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire for five years. Upon reaching Oxford Robert was taught by Stephen Farr and William Whitehead, as well as achieving his ARCO diploma, for which he also won the Sowerbutts Prize and Durrant Prize. He has had the pleasure of participating in numerous choir concerts and tours, notably at Blackburn Cathedral, Lancaster Priory, Birmingham Cathedral, Ampleforth Abbey, Coventry Cathedral and three times at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Robert regularly performs recitals as well as participating in masterclasses led by David Goode, Guy Bovet and Thomas Trotter. He collaborated with conductor Nicholas Cleobury for a concert recorded by the BBC.  Summer 2014 saw Robert take part in a choir tour of America and this has been followed by two recital tours of Germany, across Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria. His first commercial solo CD ‘The Franz Liszt Memorial Organ in Weimar’ was released by the German record label JUBAL in April...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Predigerkirche (Erfurt, Germany)
Robert Smith
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Robert Smith (York Oratory) performs works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Bertie Baigent, Herbert Howells, Simon Preston, Olivier Messiaen, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Naji Hakim and Max Reger. Robert Smith is currently the Assistant Organist of St. Wilfrid’s Church (York Oratory in Formation). In 2014/2015 he served as the Assistant Organist at St. Paul’s Bloor Street, the largest Anglican church in Toronto, where he regularly accompanied the church choir. Previously the organ scholar of Somerville College, Oxford, he accompanied and occasionally directed the choir of that college for their regular services and concerts. He began musical life aged 5 on the piano, then took up the organ aged 13 and received lessons from Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire for five years. Upon reaching Oxford Robert was taught by Stephen Farr and William Whitehead, as well as achieving his ARCO diploma, for which he also won the Sowerbutts Prize and Durrant Prize. He has had the pleasure of participating in numerous choir concerts and tours, notably at Blackburn Cathedral, Lancaster Priory, Birmingham Cathedral, Ampleforth Abbey, Coventry Cathedral and three times at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Robert regularly performs recitals as well as participating in masterclasses led by David Goode, Guy Bovet and Thomas Trotter. He collaborated with conductor Nicholas Cleobury for a concert recorded by the BBC.  Summer 2014 saw Robert take part in a choir tour of America and this has been followed by two recital tours of Germany, across Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria. His first commercial solo CD ‘The Franz Liszt Memorial Organ in Weimar’ was released by the German record label JUBAL in April...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Christuskirche (Dresden, Germany)
Robert Smith
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Robert Smith (York Oratory) plays works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Bertie Baigent, Percy Whitlock, Herbert Howells, Edward Elgar, Maurice Duruflé, Frank Martin, Max Reger and Noel Rawsthorne. Robert Smith is currently the Assistant Organist of St. Wilfrid’s Church (York Oratory in Formation). In 2014/2015 he served as the Assistant Organist at St. Paul’s Bloor Street, the largest Anglican church in Toronto, where he regularly accompanied the church choir. Previously the organ scholar of Somerville College, Oxford, he accompanied and occasionally directed the choir of that college for their regular services and concerts. He began musical life aged 5 on the piano, then took up the organ aged 13 and received lessons from Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire for five years. Upon reaching Oxford Robert was taught by Stephen Farr and William Whitehead, as well as achieving his ARCO diploma, for which he also won the Sowerbutts Prize and Durrant Prize. He has had the pleasure of participating in numerous choir concerts and tours, notably at Blackburn Cathedral, Lancaster Priory, Birmingham Cathedral, Ampleforth Abbey, Coventry Cathedral and three times at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Robert regularly performs recitals as well as participating in masterclasses led by David Goode, Guy Bovet and Thomas Trotter. He collaborated with conductor Nicholas Cleobury for a concert recorded by the BBC.  Summer 2014 saw Robert take part in a choir tour of America and this has been followed by two recital tours of Germany, across Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria. His first commercial solo CD ‘The Franz Liszt Memorial Organ in Weimar’ was released by the German record label JUBAL in April...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Schlosskirche (Wittenberg, Germany)
Robert Smith
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Robert Smith plays works by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Bertie Baigent, Max Reger, Nigel Ogden, Edward Elgar and Noel Rawsthorne. Robert Smith is currently the Assistant Organist of St. Wilfrid’s Church (York Oratory in Formation). In 2014/2015 he served as the Assistant Organist at St. Paul’s Bloor Street, the largest Anglican church in Toronto, where he regularly accompanied the church choir. Previously the organ scholar of Somerville College, Oxford, he accompanied and occasionally directed the choir of that college for their regular services and concerts. He began musical life aged 5 on the piano, then took up the organ aged 13 and received lessons from Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire for five years. Upon reaching Oxford Robert was taught by Stephen Farr and William Whitehead, as well as achieving his ARCO diploma, for which he also won the Sowerbutts Prize and Durrant Prize. He has had the pleasure of participating in numerous choir concerts and tours, notably at Blackburn Cathedral, Lancaster Priory, Birmingham Cathedral, Ampleforth Abbey, Coventry Cathedral and three times at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Robert regularly performs recitals as well as participating in masterclasses led by David Goode, Guy Bovet and Thomas Trotter. He collaborated with conductor Nicholas Cleobury for a concert recorded by the BBC.  Summer 2014 saw Robert take part in a choir tour of America and this has been followed by two recital tours of Germany, across Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria. His first commercial solo CD ‘The Franz Liszt Memorial Organ in Weimar’ was released by the German record label JUBAL in April...

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Recital--Organ Plus
Maria-Magdalenen-Kirche (Templin, Germany)
Joseph Bradley, Robert Smith
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Joseph Bradley (Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin) and Robert Smith (York Oratory) perform works for two organs by Antonio Soler, Thomas Tomkins, Georg Friedrich Händel and Kenneth Leighton as well as solo pieces by William Byrd, Nikolaus Bruhns, Donnacha Dennehy, Bertie Baigent and Max Reger. Originally from Lanarkshire, Scotland, Joseph Bradley began his organ studies with David Adams at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. He studied Musicology specialising in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century English sacred music at Trinity College, Dublin, where he was also the University Organ Scholar. In his second year of study at Trinity College he founded the Dublin Early Music Society and was the Chairman of the Dublin University Music Society. Joseph is in demand both as an ensemble player and a soloist. He has performed throughout Ireland and recent European recitals include Frankfurt, London, Dublin, Vienna, Venice, and Berlin. He is currently the Organ Scholar to Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin and studies with the organist and composer David Bremner. Robert Smith is currently the Assistant Organist of St. Wilfrid’s Church (York Oratory in Formation). In 2014/2015 he served as the Assistant Organist at St. Paul’s Bloor Street, the largest Anglican church in Toronto, where he regularly accompanied the church choir. Previously the organ scholar of Somerville College, Oxford, he accompanied and occasionally directed the choir of that college for their regular services and concerts. He began musical life aged 5 on the piano, then took up the organ aged 13 and received lessons from Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire for five years. Upon reaching Oxford Robert was taught by Stephen Farr and William Whitehead, as well as achieving his ARCO diploma, for which he also won the Sowerbutts Prize and Durrant Prize. He has had the pleasure of participating in numerous choir concerts and tours, notably at Blackburn Cathedral, Lancaster Priory, Birmingham Cathedral, Ampleforth Abbey, Coventry Cathedral and three times at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Robert regularly performs recitals as well as participating in masterclasses led by David Goode, Guy Bovet and Thomas Trotter. He collaborated with conductor Nicholas Cleobury for a concert recorded by the BBC.  Summer 2014 saw Robert take part in a choir tour of America and this has been followed by two recital tours of Germany, across Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria. His first commercial solo CD ‘The Franz Liszt Memorial Organ in Weimar’ was released by the German record label JUBAL in April...

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Recital--Organ Solo
St.-Nicolai-Kirche (Döbeln, Germany)
Robert Smith
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Robert Smith (York Oratory) plays works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Herbert Howells, Bertie Baigent (world premiere), Maurice Duruflé, Frank Martin, Max Reger, Edward Elgar and Noel Rawsthorne. Robert Smith is currently the Assistant Organist of St. Wilfrid’s Church (York Oratory in Formation). In 2014/2015 he served as the Assistant Organist at St. Paul’s Bloor Street, the largest Anglican church in Toronto, where he regularly accompanied the church choir. Previously the organ scholar of Somerville College, Oxford, he accompanied and occasionally directed the choir of that college for their regular services and concerts. He began musical life aged 5 on the piano, then took up the organ aged 13 and received lessons from Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire for five years. Upon reaching Oxford Robert was taught by Stephen Farr and William Whitehead, as well as achieving his ARCO diploma, for which he also won the Sowerbutts Prize and Durrant Prize. He has had the pleasure of participating in numerous choir concerts and tours, notably at Blackburn Cathedral, Lancaster Priory, Birmingham Cathedral, Ampleforth Abbey, Coventry Cathedral and three times at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Robert regularly performs recitals as well as participating in masterclasses led by David Goode, Guy Bovet and Thomas Trotter. He collaborated with conductor Nicholas Cleobury for a concert recorded by the BBC.  Summer 2014 saw Robert take part in a choir tour of America and this has been followed by two recital tours of Germany, across Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia and Bavaria. His first commercial solo CD ‘The Franz Liszt Memorial Organ’ in Weimar was released by the German record label JUBAL in April...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Sankt-Petri-Kirche (Freiberg, Germany)
Robert Smith
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Robert Smith (Somerville College, Oxford University) plays the 1732 Silbermann organ of St. Petri, Freiberg. The programme will include works by English and German composers. Admission is free.

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