Celebrity Organ Recital: Joseph Nolan
27 May 2018 19:30
Internationally renowned musician, Joseph Nolan, will give a free recital at St. Mary’s, Witney, sponsored by Viscount Classical Organs.
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor by J.S. Bach
Symphony No. 1 in D minor Op. 14 by Louis Vierne (complete)
Variations sur un Noël (Op. 20) by Marcel Dupre.
British-Australian organist and choral conductor Dr Joseph Nolan has been hailed by ABC Classic FM as ‘an extraordinary musician’ and BBC Radio 3 Record Review as ‘Magnificent’. A nominee for Artist of the Year, Limelight Magazine have also recently awarded Joseph their coveted Recording of the Month for his ninth disc for Signum Records from St Etienne du Mont, Paris, the church and organ of Maurice Durufle. This is the first time in the history of the magazine that an organ disc has been given this award. Very notably, Gramophone Magazine awarded the final disc in his Widor Cycle a critics choice for 2017.
Dr Nolan was invited to take up the position of Organist and Master of Music at St George’s Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia in 2008. Under Joseph’s leadership the Cathedral music programme has been described as ‘elite’ and ‘world class’ in The Australian and The West Australian newspapers. The Cathedral choirs have regularly performed for ABC Classic FM whilst the Cathedral Consort has performed with The Hilliard Ensemble, The Academy of Ancient Music and The King’s Singers.
Dr Joseph Nolan was made a Chevalier des Arts des Lettres by the French government for services to French music in 2016 and became an Honorary Fellow of the University of Western Australia in 2013. The University have recently awarded Joseph their prestigious higher doctorate, the Doctor of Letters.