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Lunchtime Recital: Adam Parrish


We invite musicians from near and far to share their musical talent with us every Friday during term time. All are welcome! 

This Friday we look forward to welcoming Adam Parrish on organ to the Cathedral. 

Jacques-Nicolas Lemons (1823-1881)

To a Wild Rose
Edward MacDowell (1860-1908)

Festival Offertorium
Percy Fletcher (1879-1932)

Invocation in E flat - Transcription by Leon Roques
Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Prelude and Fugue in Swing - Transcription by Leon Roques
Alex Templeton (1909-1963)

Chorale Preludes:
Down Ampney
Norman Barnes
Alex Rowley (1892-1958)
Quentin Thomas (b. 1972)

Jane Seymour - Transcript by Leon Roques
Rick Wakeman (b. 1949)

Adam's first Musical memory was when we went to see keyboard player Rick Wakeman for his 5th Birthday. A few weeks later a Keyboard was acquired and since then his love for Music has grown continuously. He is a Pianist, Oboist, Organist, Composer and Musical Director and has completed a BA Music degree at York St John University. He currently holds posts as Musical Director for the Selebian Singers (Selby Choral Society) and also Organist for the Churches of 'Whittington benefice' in the North East Chesterfield district. For a short time he was also Director of Music at Tadcaster Parish Church and still plays Organ there occasionally. The Venues that he has performed at have included the London Royal Albert Hall, Renishaw Hall, Chatsworth House, Durham Cathedral and the National Centre for Early Music. Furthermore he has recently worked with Adam Wakeman, Nikki French (Eurovision), John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, Jonathan Ansell (from G4), Gordon Giltrap, Marisa Johnson and Rebecca Newman. In addition, he takes a keen interest in Musicals/Pantomimes and regularly plays in or directs pit orchestras. His output of compositions is growing and recently he has had pieces performed in prestigious locations such as York Minster and also the annual Oboe festival in Sydney (Australia).

To find out more about Adam, please visit his website

Lunchtime recital admission is free with a suggested £3 donation.