Organ Recital by Ian Curror
At Buckfast Abbey
Buckfastleigh TQ11 0EE
Recital by Ian Curror, Organist Emeritus, Royal Hospital Chelsea. Free with retiring collection.
I shall be playing the new Ruffatti organ at Buckfast Abbey from 14:30 until about 15:30 on Bank Holiday Monday, donating my fee to Mark Hatch’s Drop-in Centre in Totnes. If you find yourself with nothing better to do please come along and enjoy this superb instrument which is as stunning visually as it is aurally.
The music is all by British composers and is full of good tunes, ranging from a salon piece by Elgar to a military march (celebrating a naval destroyer) by Percy Whitlock. Among a few more serious pieces, this short recital will end with a rollicking new Toccata describing a fairground ride, written by a little-known local composer.