Organist set to perform Christmas treats

Last updated 07:31 18/12/2012

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To celebrate Christmas, cathedral organist Christopher Luke will present an organ recital at Taranaki Cathedral on Saturday at 2pm.

Following on from the great success that the 2012 Lunchtime Organ Recitals have brought to the Cathedral City of New Plymouth, Luke will present Christmas organ music played on the 1905 George Croft & Son pipe organ at its grandest and at its sweetest.

The programme will include Johann Sebastian Bach's Fantasia on In dulci jubilo and Wilbur Held's pastorale prelude on Of the Father's Love Begotten, culminating with New Zealand composer Martin Setchell's tour de force Toccata on Joy to the World.

There will be carols to sing, and some festive cheer will follow the recital in the Hatherly Hall.

Entry is by gold coin donation.

Proceeds from the afternoon will support the Organ Restoration Fund.

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