Sat, 14 Sept | All Saints Parish Church

Organ Recital - David Houlder

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Organ Recital - David Houlder

Time & Location

14 Sept 2019, 13:00
All Saints Parish Church, All Saints Parish Church/High St, Northallerton DL7 8DJ, UK

About the Event

 

Lunchtime organ recital followed by cream tea.

The second Saturday of each month (not December), sees the return of our regular organ recital series. Concerts are given on the fine church organ of All Saints by either our own staff or visiting recitalists from across the globe.

The concerts kick off at 1pm and last around 45-50 mins and are followed by cream tea. We also have some occasional concerts on other days - sign up to our newsletter for regular updates.

Free entry; dontations welcomed to go towards the cost of the event.

14th September 2019 - 1pm - David Houlder (Leeds Minster)

Biography

David Houlder was born in Liverpool but is also a proud Prestonian. Educated at Preston Grammar School, he studied organ there with John Robinson, gaining his FRCO at the age of 17. He read music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge for the MA degree, continuing his studies with Arnold Richardson in London. He embarked upon a teaching career as Music Master at Wirral Grammar School for Boys and from 1981 to 1999 he was Director of Music at Liverpool's historic Blue Coat School.

In 1987 David was appointed Sub-Organist of Liverpool Cathedral, latterly combining that position with a freelance career both as recitalist and accompanist. He has played all of the cathedral organs in England and in 2001 he enjoyed a period as Acting-Assistant Organist of York Minster.

In November 2003, after nearly thirty years music-making on Merseyside, David accepted the position of Sub-Organist at Leeds Parish Church. In addition to accompanying the daily choral services, he directs two choirs and is organist to the St. Peters’ Singers.

David specialises in organ and piano transcriptions of orchestral scores and is in great demand as accompanist to choral societies on both sides of the Pennines. He is chief accompanist to the Halifax Choral Society and Organist and Associate Conductor of the Doncaster Choral Society. His non-musical interests include shipping, railways and photography. 

Recital Series

14th September 2019 - 1pm - David Houlder (Leeds Minster)

12th October 2019 - 1pm - Andrew Christer (St Johns, Darlington)

9th November 2019 - 1pm - Andrew Cantrill-Fenwick (Concert Organist)

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