What a treat!
These were the words on the lips of most of our audience as we gathered on Thursday afternoon for Miriam’s Organ Recital. She introduced all the pieces before she played and we could sense the enthusiasm she had for her music in her descriptions of the works. Her programme was hugely varied, superbly played and showed off the glorious variety of sounds our magnificent instrument can make. With roles now reversed it was also lovely to welcome James back to St Andrew’s, as her page turner.
Bruhns; Great Praeludium in E Minor
Bach; Toccata in C
Brahms; Fugue in A flat Minor
Dupre; Cortege et Litanie
Demessieux; Te Deum
The resounding conclusion at the end of Miriam’s recital was, ‘What a very talented and inspiring young lady!’
Many of us will be able to remember listening to her practising in Church before she moved to Ely for her Schooling and I think we all knew that she would go far if she wished to; well, she certainly has done that.
After we had all enjoyed the wonderful music Miriam told us a little about her career now that she has ‘flown the nest’ which has included a year at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire studying Performance, making the front page of The Royal College of Organists’ Magazine at the awards ceremony for her Diploma, an Organ Scholarship next year at a prestigious location (which we sadly cannot name in print quite yet) and a deferred place to study Music at Jesus College, Cambridge after that!
We hope this will be first of many trips Miriam makes to St Andrew’s and we thank her for her time and preparation. A retiring collection was taken for the Church Charities at the end of the recital.
A truly joyous occasion!
Concerts at St Andrew’s, CASA