Music at GMC
2018 Summer Organ Recitals
During August and September 2018 we held our fifteenth series of Sunday afternoon Organ Recitals by Local Organists.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Simon Clarkson was born in Lancashire and attended Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Blackburn. He was awarded an Entrance Scholarship to read for a degree in Music at Edinburgh University, where he studied with the composers Kenneth Leighton and Edward Harper, and musicologist Michael Tilmouth. At this time he also became Organ Scholar of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, accompanying its choir in daily services, concerts, broadcasts and tours abroad. In 1985 he was a Finalist in the National Young Organist of the Year competition, held in Bolton Town Hall.
By the time he graduated he had become a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and gained an ARCM performer’s diploma along with six prizes at the RCO. As the first winner of the university’s Anderson Organ Prize, he was able to travel to Paris and Caen for a period of further organ study.
Since 1987 he has pursued a varied career as a teacher (including periods as Director of Music at St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, and at Giggleswick School) and as a soloist and accompanist on both the piano and organ. He became an examiner for ABRSM in 1999, and continues in this role alongside his work as Head of Academic Music and Organist at Sherborne Girls. He regularly contributes to the weekly recital series in Sherborne Abbey, as well as playing with several ensembles in the South West.
When not performing, teaching or examining music he remains active as a composer and arranger – and has even been heard on Radio 3!
Simon played for us last year and we are delighted to welcome him back.
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 featured in the well-established lunchtime recitals at Sherborne Abbey.