Forthcoming engagements

Organ Concert
07 May 2016 St John's Church, Sidcup

An organ concert with a difference! Promoted by the Bexley and District Organist and Choirmasters' Association, "Café Culture Concert" aims to break down the formal barriers surrounding too many classical music events. The atmosphere will be relaxed - wine and food at tables, music with introductory chat and big screen presentation.
Accessible music by Handel, Mozart, Widor and others.

Organ Concert
18 May 2016 Aylesbury Methodist Church

The 31st concert in this long-running and highly popular series! Tickets can be bought in advance for £10 from Derrick Matthews (tel. 01296 488076), or on the door for £12. Students free. Big screen projection and fully visible mobile console, and a popular, accessible programme from Bach, Handel and Mozart to Francaix and variations on Gershwin. Concert starts at 19.30h (interval, and approximate end at just after 9pm).

Bank Holiday Organ Concert
30 May 2016 Bromley Parish Church

Dan returns for the third time to give the Celebrity Bank Holiday organ concert at Bromley Parish Church on its acclaimed 1994 Walker organ. Coffee served from 11am, concert at 11.30am. Music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt (Weinen, Klagen...), Saint-Saens (Prelude & Fugue in B major) and Vierne (Final to Symphonie I), as well as Wammes' 'Toccata Chromatica' and Francaix's 'Suite Carmelite'.

Devizes Festival: Organ Concert
18 Jun 2016 St John's Church, Devizes, Wiltshire

A morning concert (11.30am) as part of the vibrant Devizes Festival. Music from Handel and Mozart's clock pieces through to Mendelssohn's variations from Sonata VI, along with Widor's fiery first movement to Symphonie VI and lighter contemporary pieces.

Organ Concert
23 Jun 2016 St John's Church, Upper Norwood, London

Concert with a popular and accessible programme on the church's nationally acclaimed Lewis organ. Part of the local festival's programme. Music by Mozart (the F minor/major fantasia), Mendelssohn (Sonata VI), Saint-Saens, Widor and others.

Organ Concert
9 Jul 2016 Castle Ashby Church, Northamptonshire

Programme on the church's charming nineteenth-century Nicholson organ, with music from Bach (Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV 541) through to Dubois and engaging works by van Oortmerssen, Wammes and Harold Britton's variations on 'I got rhythm'.

Organ Concert
18 Jul 2016 All Saints' Church, Hastings

Dan is delighted to be returning to a series he first performed in aged 16! Every year, this concert festival draws in large audiences from near and far, with varied and accessible programmes on the wonderful Willis I organ. The "town hall" style programme ranges from a short Bach trio and arrangements from Handel's 'Water Music' through to major pieces of Mozart, Widor, Vierne and others.

RCO Summer Course
1 - 6 Aug 2016

Tutor for the national organists' course, with workshops, tuition and concerts throughout the City of London. Applications via the RCO website - www.rco.org.uk

BBC Radio 4
08 - 10 Aug 2016

Organist for the BBC Radio 4 Daily Services, live and pre-recorded from Manchester (The Coventry Singers, directed by Paul Leddington Wright).

BBC Big Sing
11 Sept 2016 The Royal Albert Hall, London

Organist for the annual BBC TV "Big Sing" recordings (for 'Songs of Praise') from London's Royal Albert Hall.

Fugue State Films DVD
Autumn 2016 - late 2017

Plans are well underway for a major new recording project with Fugue State Films. "The Imperial English Organ" will mark, through a series of films and audio-recordings to be released as a box set, the fascinating development of both music and organs from Handel to the present day. More news will be posted on this site - watch this space!