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Sun 18 Nov 2012, 2:30pm–4:00pm

Where: St Matthew-in-the-City, 187 Federal St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Clay Nelson

After outstanding concerts by Olivier Latry, Robert Costin, Martin Satchell and John Wells to introduce St Matthew’s new organ to the city, Michael CW Bell, Director of Music at St Matthew’s, will be play the final concert of the series.

Michael Bell (BMus, DipTchg) is presently resident organist and composer at St Matthews in the City and a music teacher at Avondale College, Auckland. He teaches organ at Baradene College and has performed with many choirs and orchestras around the Auckland region including NZ Opera Chorus and Bach Musica. He has a passion for the music of J.S. Bach and improvises with traceable Baroque elements. Bell’s musical ambitions involve performance and composition. He is currently working on twenty-four preludes and fugues for keyboard and ongoing works for orchestra and voice. In 2009 his “Magnificat Antiquitatis” was performed by Bach Musica at the Holy Trinity Cathedral and he won first equal prize in the ORGANZ composition competition the same year. In 2012 St Matthews in the City performed his “Mass for the Patronal Feast”, originally written for the new Willis organ and the work has been professionally recorded.

1. Alla breve BWV589 A stand-alone work dating from circa 1709 while Bach was in the employ of Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Weimar;
2. Concerto in A Minor BWV 593 (after Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Violins);
3. Adagio in G Minor (Tomaso Albinoni);
4. Andante in F K. 616 (Mozart);
5. Sonata no. 3 Op. 65 (Mendelssohn);
6. Chorale Prelude on 'St Ann' Op. 182 (Parry);
7. Sonata in G Minor for Trumpet & Organ - 1st mvt. (Bell);
8. Toccata from Gothique Suite (Boëllmann) Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897).

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