HHH CONCERTS | PHILIP BERG (ORGAN) | 27 APRIL 2024 (19:30)
Philip Berg organ
Kathryn Parry violin
Fiona McCapra violin
Adrian Bradbury cello
John Stanley — Organ Concerto no. 3 in Bb, Op. 10
J.S. Bach — Trio Sonata in E minor, BWV 528
Handel — Organ Concerto in Bb, Op. 4, no. 6
Saint-Saens — Prière, for cello and organ
Gigout — Scherzo and Toccata
Mozart — Fantasia in F minor/major
This concert takes place at St Christopher’s Church, St Christopher's Green, Haslemere, GU27 1DD.
Philip Berg studied the organ at the Royal College of Music under Richard Popplewell. In addition to a busy teaching career, he has performed as organist at many different venues, including the cathedrals of St Paul’s, Worcester, Inverness, Westminster Abbey, Chartres, and Brandenburg. He has also been heard as accompanist on BBC radio. He has been Master of the Music at The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy since1995, and has performed the complete works of Bach there, and much else besides. The fine choir of professional men and boys has broadcast on Radio 3, Radio 2, and Classic FM.
Kathryn Parry has a rich and varied career as an orchestral and chamber musician, recitalist and teacher. She studied at Selwyn College, Cambridge and at the Royal Academy of Music. She has played with many of the UK’s leading orchestras, and was a member of the London Philharmonic and Scottish Chamber Orchestra, living in Edinburgh and performing with the Hebrides Ensemble, Scottish Ensemble and as guest leader of the Edinburgh Quartet. As a member of the Bell’Arte Ensemble she gave the inaugural chamber concert in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall playing piano quintets with Sir Simon Rattle, and as a recitalist she has performed for music clubs and festivals nationwide and abroad. Kathryn was a member of La Serenissima and string quartet The Revolutionary Drawing Room, and plays with the London Handel Orchestra, ETO, and the OAE.
Fiona McCapra began her career recording for Chandos with the McCapra Quartet. She has since performed and recorded with groups such as Endymion, Gaudier and the Nash Ensemble. Fiona now appears regularly with the Piano Quartet Touchwood. A former member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, with whom she still performs, Fiona is now a member of both Britten Sinfonia and the City of London Sinfonia.
Adrian Bradbury was principal cello in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain before winning scholarships to Churchill College, Cambridge (where he read Veterinary Science and Music) and then to the Royal Academy of Music. After further study in Berlin he developed an international career in chamber music as the cellist in Composers Ensemble (winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Chamber Award, 2002), Jane’s Minstrels, Trio Gemelli, Touchwood Piano Quartet and Chamber Domaine, giving world premieres of solos, duos, trios and quartets by Thomas Adès, Judith Bingham, Tansy Davies, Dai Fujikura, Hugh Wood and John Woolrich.