Organ Recital - Marc Murray
Time & Location
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.
12th Sept 2020 - 1pm - Marc Murray
MARC MURRAY was born and educated in Cape Town South Africa. He moved to the United Kingdom in May 2010 to take up the post of Director of Music at St. Botolph’s Church (The Stump), Boston and in January 2011 was appointed Director of Music of Peterborough Opera and more recently Peterborough Gilbert and Sullivan Society for their forth coming productions. He has worked several Choral societies and Operatic groups as well as conducting Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and accompanied Cantemus Choir, Lesley Garrett and Aled Jones at Boston Stump. He has also recorded for BBC Radio Lincolnshire.
Marc studied piano and organ at the University of Cape Town’s College of Music and was a winner of the Leslie Arnold Award and the Metropolitan Methodist Church Organ Prize. He hold holds several teaching and performing qualifications the University of South Africa, Trinity College of Music, London and the Royal College of Organists.
As an organist, he has given recitals and played in concerts throughout South Africa, as well as the USA, Germany, Sweden, and the UK including solo recitals in Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s, Newcastle and Bradford Cathedrals. Marc holds both the Associate and Choral Directing Diplomas of the RCO.
Marc is Director of Music and Master of the Choir School of St Mary the Virgin, Bury Parish Church, Music Director for Southport Bach Choir and between 2017 and 2019, Conductor of Chester St. Cecilia Singers, having previously been their accompanist since 2015. In Autumn 2019, he takes over the role of conductor of the Rawstorne Singers.
Marc has completed a MA at the University of York with Professor Peter Seymour focusing on Baroque performance practice and harpsichord with Catherine Pierron (Hollingworth) . He has played continuo with the university's Baroque ensemble. He plans to continue with further studies at York.