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John Challenger Organ Recital


Organist and conductor John Challenger has been Assistant Director of Music at Salisbury Cathedral since 2012, where he was appointed at the age of 23.

In 2015 John released his début solo CD, featuring transcriptions of orchestral works by Edward Elgar. The recording was awarded five stars by Choir & Organ Magazine, and received many enthusiastic reviews including from Classic FM.

Recent engagements have included directing Salisbury Musical Society and Salisbury Symphony Orchestra in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, and appearing as organist for Messiaen’s ‘Organ Vespers’ at Salisbury Cathedral.

Offertoire sur les Grands Jeux (Messe pour les Paroisses) - François Couperin

Variations sur un thème de Clément Jannequin - Jehan Alain

Prelude and Fugue in C (BWV 547) - J. S. Bach

Verset - William Lloyd Webber

Choral Prelude on a theme of Tallis - Harold Darke

Choral No 3 - César Franck (1822–90)

Arts @StLaurence reserve the right to change the published programme

Free Entry Retiring Collection, Seating is unreserved and doors open 30min before the performance.