Music at GMC: 2018 Summer Recitals

Music at GMC

2018 Summer Organ Recitals

During August and September 2018 we will be holding our fifteenth series of Sunday afternoon Organ Recitals by Local Organists.
Details follow:-

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 1
Date: 3pm, Sunday 5th August 2018
Organist: Adam Parrish

Adam Parrish's first musical memory was when he 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 various organisations in the North East of England and is also the 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.
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.


Concert Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 2
Date: 3pm, Sunday 19th August 2018
Organist: Peter Lattimer

Peter Lattimer was born and educated in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. After National Service, he read music at Oxford and was also the assistant organist in the Cathedral. His teaching career was spent firstly at Hurstpierpoint College and then for 30 years at Bryanston School.
Since his retirement, he enjoys playing the organ at St Mary’s Church, Sturminster Newton and being involved with a multitude of other musical activites in the region.

Peter has performed at GMC several times in the past and has been a strong supporter of our musical endeavours. We are therefore delighted to welcome him back again in 2018!



Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 3
Date: 3pm, Sunday 2nd September 2018
Organist: Duncan Honeybourne

Since his debut as soloist at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, and the National Concert Hall, Dublin, in 1998, English pianist Duncan Honeybourne has established a distinguished and varied career as recitalist, concerto soloist, lecture recitalist, chamber music player and teacher. He has appeared at many major concert halls and at leading festivals, and has been a frequent broadcaster at home and abroad.
One of his generation’s leading exponents of 20th century English piano music, he is also the dedicatee of several major piano works by celebrated contemporary composers.
An inspiring teacher and educator, he has devised and written several recital programmes blending words and music and has created and directed several series of piano and chamber concerts. Duncan is a Piano Tutor at the University of Southampton.

Duncan is also a talented organist and has played our Sweetland organ on several previous occasions. We are really looking forward to hearing his performance!



Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 4
Date: 3pm, Sunday 16th September 2018
Organist: Paul Goodman

Paul Goodman has been fascinated by the pipe organ from an early age. He first studied the organ with Paul Joslin and later with Thomas Trotter (Birmingham City Organist).
A strong interest in how the pipe organ works encouraged him in 1983 to help restore the 1906 Bevington organ in his church: Trinity Road Chapel, Tooting, London. He has travelled widely, visiting and playing many famous instruments in the UK and further afield, including The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, Cathedrals of St Paul’s, Westminster, Liverpool, York Minster and many others. In the USA he has played some of the finest instruments including The Cathedral of St John The Divine New York, and even a few notes on the largest working organ in the world, with it’s six manuals and 30,000 pipes situated in Macy’s department store Philadelphia, known as the Wanamaker Organ.
On moving to Devon in 1997 Paul became Organist of North Street Chapel, North Tawton and later at the local Parish Church of Bow.
Paul has a large Digital/Pipe organ in his home near North Tawton, where he has organ concerts twice a year. Recitalists to date have included: Carlo Curley, David Briggs, Geoffrey Morgan and Nathan Laube, to name but a few!

Paul last played for us in 2010 and we are delighted to welcome him back for our 15th season.



Concert Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 5
Date: 3pm, Sunday 30th September 2018
Organist: Tobias Rihm

Tobias Rihm studied “historical keyboards”, solo chant and organ at the University of Wuerzburg, Bavaria before moving to the UK. He lives in Poole and works in the clinical sector. Since 2010 he has acted as an organist at local churches in North Dorset where he lived before and at St Peter's Church at Parkstone, either playing for services or for concerts. He is also the musical director and soloist in the 'Collegium Musicum Dorset'. In August he will be featuring at the well-established lunchtime recitals at Sherborne Abbey.


  • Sonata 1 in d-minor - August Gottfried Ritter
  • Ad nos, ad salutarem undam - Franz Liszt
  • Sinfonia Nr 9 'The New World' – Allegro con fuoco - Antonin Dvorak
  • Danse macabre - Camille Saint-Saëns

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