Completing Bach's plan
Patrons: Paul McCreesh, Dame Gillian Weir, The Revd Donald Reeves MBE
Academic Advisor: John Scott Whiteley


Diary of performances

2017

29th November 2017

Martin Baker plays three new pieces for the Project, by Thea Musgrave, Piet Kee and one other tbc. Part of Westminster Cathedral Grand Organ Festival, in partnership with the RCO. westminster cathedral grand organ festival

16th September 2017

Stavanger, Norsk Orgelfestival, 10pm. Premiere of new piece by Nils Henrik Asheim. http://norskorgelfestival.dnn2.labora-portal.no/English

9th September 2017

John Scott Whiteley and Richard Poyser present on the Orgelbüchlein Project, including premiere of a new piece by Simon Desbruslais. Hull City Hall.

20th August 2017

BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall. Reformation Day concert, including three new Orgelbüchlein pieces, by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Jonathan Dove, Daniel Saleeb. https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ehfmbp

18th May 2017

BBC Radio 3, Live in Concert, 7.30 pm. William Whitehead and the BBC Singers. Pieces by Francis Grier, Robert Quinney, Franz-Josef Stoiber, Gabriel Jackson and Jacques van Oortmerssen. Concert broadcast from St Giles Cripplegate.

13th May 2017

Tom Bell plays premiere of pieces by Andrew Gant and William Whitehead, Royal Hospital School, Holbrook. Part of East of England Organ Day. https://www.facebook.com/events/1650720988277155c

4th May 2017

John Scott Whiteley plays premiere of Nigel Allcoat’s In dich hab ich gehoffet Herr. 1230, Hull City Hall. https://www.hulltheatres.co.uk/events/lunchtime-organ-showcase

5th March 2017
Johannes Quack plays Daniel Saleeb’s ‘Erhalt uns Herr’ in Cologne. http://whatsnew.composersedition.com/composers/daniel-saleeb-js-bach-in-cologne/

11th February 2017
Geoffrey Webber plays the premiere of his own piece, Herr Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht, King’s College, Cambridge. 6.40 pm.

2016

26th November 2016
Michael Bacon plays a recital in King Charles the Martyr Church, London Road, Tunbridge Wells, 7.30pm. Concert programme: Christ, der du bist der helle tag. Ad Wemmes, Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, Iain Farrington, Halleluja! Gott zu Loben, Max Reger, plus Howells, Bach, Bridge.

18th November 2016
World premiere of Ronny Krippner’s Wies Gott gefällt, so gefällt mirs auch. First United Methodist, East Liverpool, Ohio. Sponsored by Graeme Kay. Also Project pieces by Simon Johnson and Anthony Powers.

12th November 2016, 6pm
Student showcase concert at St Michael’s Highgate, including Ad Wammes Ob piece. Admission free, retiring collection.

9th November 2016
Thomas Trotter plays premiere of Robin Holloway’s Alle Menschen müssen sterben at King’s College, Cambridge. Part of the organ re-dedication concert, also including the Duruflé Requiem and Bach BWV 542. Piece sponsored by Harrison and Harrison organs.

7th November 2016, 7pm
William Whitehead and the London Bach Society, St George’s Hannover Square
Premiere of Diana Burrell piece, commissioned in celebration of the LBS 70th anniversary, plus Anthony Powers’ Project piece.

6th November 2016, 6pm
Joseph Wicks plays premiere of Sven-David Sandström’s piece. St John’s College, Cambridge.

30th October 2016, 6pm
Glenn Dempsey plays premiere of Andrew Synnott’s piece. St John’s College, Cambridge.

22nd October 2016, 7.30pm
Anniversary concert of the building of the Carsten Lund organ, Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Includes world premiere of Herr Gott, dich loben wir, by Andrew Arthur, plus Ob pieces by Jon Laukvik and Simon Johnson. https://alumni.trinhall.cam.ac.uk/concert-october-2016

15th October 2016, 7pm
Paul Ritchie, at Martin Luther Kirche, Copland Terrace, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne. 
Concert programme: In the footsteps of Bach. Music by J.S.Bach, W.F.Bach, Krebs, Schneider, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Harris, Whitlock, and Koomans.
Also including two pieces from the Orgelbüchlein Project:
‘Alle menschen müssen sterben’ by Roger Wibberley.
‘Ach Gott, erhör’ mein Seufzen’ by Paul Ritchie.

14th October 2016, 7.45pm
Matthew Blaiden, at Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon
Concert includes Ob pieces by Hough and Kidane, and music by Franck, Alain, Liszt.   https://www.facebook.com/events/1099178413492724/

8th October 2016, 6.40pm
Mark Williams, at King’s College, Cambridge. Includes Oortmerssen Ob piece, and music by Franck, Byrd and Karg Elert.

25th September 2016, 7.30pm
Richard Pinel, at St Matthew’s Northampton, including premiere of Ob piece by David Maw. Also music by Reger, Brahms, Schumann.

3rd July 2016, 6pm
Joseph Wicks,
St John’s College Cambridge. Premiere of Tarik O’ Regan piece

18th May 2016
Jonathan Allsopp
Durham Cathedral
Programme: World premiere of Francis Jackson Ob piece. With music by Bach, de Grigny, Messiaen, Duruflé and Escaich.

7th April, 10pm
Simon Johnson and Richard Pinel
Beverley Minster, East Yorkshire
Programme: World premiere of Grayston Ives, Ob piece. http://www.newpathsmusic.com/event/late-night-bach

Sunday 20th March 2016, 2.30pm
St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Subiaco 6008Western Australia
Concert programme:
George Herbert – Love
The Orgelbüchlein Project : Passiontide
• Johann Sebastian Bach – O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig BWV 618
• Jacques Pichard – O Jesu, wie ist dein Gestalt
• Johann Sebastian Bach – Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross BWV 623
• Jeremy Coleman – O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid
• Johann Sebastian Bach – Christus, der uns selig macht BWV 620a/620
• John Caldwell – O wir armen Sünder
• Johann Sebastian Bach – Da Jesu an dem Kreuze stund BWV 621
• Gabriel Jackson – Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen
• Johann Sebastian Bach – Hilf Gott, das mir’s gelinge BWV 624
• Nicholas Bannan – Nun gibt mein Jesus gute Nacht
• Johann Sebastian Bach – Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 625
Gerard Manley Hopkins – The Windhover: To Christ our Lord
Nicolas de Grigny – Hymn: Pange Lingua
INTERVAL
Edwin Muir – The Killing
Alan Ridout – The Seven Last Words for organ
George Herbert – “Easter” from The Temple (1633)
Johann Sebastian Bach – Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book)
• Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der den Tod überwand BWV 626
• Christ ist erstanden BWV 627
• Erstanden ist der heil’ge Christ BWV 628
• Erscheinen ist der herrliche Tag BWV 629
• Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn BWV 630
Charles Tournemire – Choral-Improvisation on Victimae Paschali

13th March 2016, 5pm
William Whitehead and THE CLERKS, vocal sextet
St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
Programme: “The Secret Life of J S Bach”. Includes Ob Preludes by Farrington, Putt and Oortmerssen. www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/whats-on/international-concert-series/the-clerks/

9th February, 7.30pm
William Whitehead and THE CLERKS, vocal sextet
St Margaret’s Crossgate, Durham
Programme: “The Secret Life of J S Bach”. Includes Ob Preludes by Farrington, Putt, Oortmerssen and the world premiere of Naji Hakim’s contribution. https://www.dur.ac.uk/musicon.concerts/concerts1516/clerks1516/

31st January, 5pm
Christopher Martin Thomas
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 14 Rue du Mont-Blanc, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Programme: Bach’s Chorale Preludes from Advent to the New Year from the Orgelbuchlein and other sources – followed by the Office of Compline sung by the Holy Trinity Choir

2015

24th August at 7.30, 8.30 and 9.30pm : Bach Hours, with organists William Whitehead, Ernst Wally and Michael Harris.
St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh. See homepage of this website for further details.

8 recitals by Robert Smith, organist    http://www.robert-smith.org.uk/2014-2016.html
including Chorale Prelude on ‘Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist’ (Richard Gowers) + Works by Elgar, Vierne, Howells and Alastair Putt

9th August 2015, 7pm
Frauenkirche, Nuremburg, Germany

8th August 2015, 5pm (tickets €5)
St.-Annen-Kirche, Annaberg-Bucholz (Germany)

6th August 2015, 7.30pm (tickets €5)
St.-Marien-Kirche, Pirna (Germany)

2nd August 2015, 6pm (free admission) 
Katholische Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, Berlin (Germany)

1st August 2015, 5pm (tickets €10)
Martin-Luther-Gedächtniskirche, Berlin (Germany)

29th July 2015, 7.30 pm (tickets €10)
Friedenskirche, Potsdam (Germany)

26th July 2015, 5pm (free admission)
Taborkirche, Leipzig (Germany)

25th July, 2015, 7.30pm (tickets €5)
St.-Jakobs-Kirche, Köthen (Germany)

 

22nd February, 2015, 4pm
New College, Oxford. 
Timothy Wakerell, organist
Programme includes J. S. Bach, BWV 618-622, Project pieces by Iain Farrington, Gabriel Jackson, and Rhian Samuel (WORLD PREMIERE)
Free entry. www.newcollegechoir.com

15th February, 2015, 4pm
New College, Oxford. 
Nicolas Haigh, organist
Programme includes J. S. Bach, BWV 639-641, Project pieces by Thomas Neal, Graham Ross and Giles Swayne
Free entry. www.newcollegechoir.com

11th February, 2015, 1.10pm
St John’s College, Cambridge. 
‘Borrowing from Bach’ part of St John’s College Music Festival. Various organists, including Joseph Wicks and Edward Picton-Turbervill. 
Programme includes several Project premieres: Lionel Rogg Allein zu dir and Es steht vor Gottes Throne (world premieres), Neil Cox Sei gegrüsset (world premiere), Justin Stollery Wenn mein Stundlein vorhanden ist, Joseph Wicks Gott ist mein Heil, mein Hilf und Trost (world premiere), Edward Picton-Turbervill Von Gott will ich nicht lassen (world premiere), Tim Watts Gott Vater, der du deine Sonn (world premiere), Branston Chorale prelude (world premiere)

http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/festival

8th February, 2015, 4pm
New College, Oxford. 
Robert Quinney, organist
Programme includes J. S. Bach, BWV 613-617, Project pieces by Francis Pott, Robert Saxton, and Jeremy Thurlow.
Free entry. www.newcollegechoir.com

4th February, 2015, 7.30pm
Exeter Cathedral. 
John Scott, organist
Reopening recital on the cathedral organ, restored by Harrison and Harrisons. Includes Project piece, Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid by Martyn Harry, world premiere, sponsored by Harrisons.  
Programme: Overture to ‘St Paul’ F. Mendelssohn,  Passacaglia in C minor J.S.Bach,  Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid Martyn Harry  (First performance – part of the ‘Orgelbüchlein project’), Concerto in F Op.4 no.5 G.F. Handel, Fantasia in F minor K. 608 W.A. Mozart, Choral no. 2  C. Franck, Handel in the Strand Percy Grainger, Variations sur un Noel M. Dupré
http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/featured-event/celebrity-organ-recital-john-scott.ashx

30th January, 2015, 7.30pm
Exeter College, Oxford. 
Mark Shepherd, organist
Programme with the choir of Exeter College Oxford, directed by Timothy Muggeridge, including world premiere of David Briggs’ Project piece.
http://englandevents.co.uk/oxford-gloria-in-excelsis/114785

 

2014

16th November 2014, 7.15pm
St Mary’s Church, Putney
‘In the Steps of Bach': A European Orgelbüchlein Project showcase

William Whitehead, organist
Programme:

Bach: Kyrie, Gott, heiliger Geist (Clavierübung), Nun danket ale Gott (18)
Orgelbüchlein Project pieces by Jacques van Oortmerssen, David Matthews, Guy Bovet, John Scott Whiteley, Jon Laukvik.
PLUS World premiere of Axel Ruoff’s O Jesu, du edle Gabe (sponsored by the German Embassy Cultural Fund)

https://www.facebook.com/events/303867106463777/?fref=ts

26th September 2014, 1.10pm
Birmingham Cathedral, Part of OrganFest 2014
Jonny Allsopp, organist
Programme:
J. S. Bach/Dupré: Sinfonia to Cantata 29
CPE Bach: Sonata in F
J. S. Bach: Christus, der uns selig macht BWV 620
Stephen Hough: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen
Iain Farrington: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir
Zsolt Gárdonyi: Mozart Changes
James MacMillan: Gaudeamus in loci pace
Kenneth Leighton: Paean


24 August 2014, 3pm
St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, Australia (part of the Brisbane Contemporary Church Music Festival)
Andrej Kouznetsov, organist
Programme
Philip Moore: Organ Sonata
Judith Bingham: St Bride, assisted by angels
James MacMillan: St Andrews’ Suite (2013)
Francis Jackson: Prelude on ‘East Acklam’
Ad Wammes: Miroir
Iain Farrington: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir (Orgelbüchlein project)
Jean-Baptiste Dupont: Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott (Orgelbüchlein project)
Richard Gowers: Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist (Orgelbüchlein project)
Arthur Wills: Versets on ‘A solis ortus cardine’
Brett McKern: Passacaglia for the Epiphany
Francis Pott: Improvisation on Adeste Fideles

17th August 2014, 4pm
Königslutter Kaiserdom 
William Whitehead (Details: http://www.koenigslutter-kaiserdom.de/default.asp?SID=0&REF=77&DOC=0&PAGE=1280)
Programme includes Orgelbüchlein pieces by David Coonan, Gabriel Jackson, Jacques van Oortmerssen.

15th August 2014, 8pm
Berlin Dom 
William Whitehead (Details: http://www.berlinerdom.de/component/option,com_calendar/Itemid,157/extmode,cat/cat_id,2/lang,de/)
Programme includes Orgelbüchlein pieces by David Coonan, Gabriel Jackson, Jacques van Oortmerssen.

2nd August 2014, 7pm
York Minster 
John Scott Whiteley  (Details: http://www.johnscottwhiteley.com/events/216)
Programme:
Toccata (Uzbekistan Suite, 1947)   Georgi MUSCHEL, 1909-1989
Orgelbüchlein – Old and New

3 Herr Christ, der einge Gottes-Sohn, BWV 601
91 Ich ruf zu dir, BWV 639
9 Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, BWV 606
11 In dulci jubilo, BWV 608   J. S. BACH, 1685-1750
148 Christ, der du bist der helle Tag   Ad WAMMES, 1953-
74 Wo soll ich fliehen hin? Op.22 No.1
121 Wie nach einer Wasserquelle, Op.22 No.2   John Scott WHITELEY, 1950-
102 Warum betrübst du dich mein Herz?   Justė JANULYTĖ, 1982-
136 Auf meinen lieben Gott   Giles SWAYNE, 1946-
79 Gott sei gelobet et gebenedeiet   Bryan KELLY, 1934-

St Andrews’ Suite, 2013   James MacMILLAN, 1959-
Sonata: The 94th Psalm   Julius REUBKE, 1834-1858

18th July 2014, 7pm
St John’s Church, Notting Hill  (Lansdowne Crescent  Notting Hill  London  W11 2NN   Details)
Ed Kemp-Luck, organist
Concert programme
William Mathias: Processional
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Seven Variations on Est-ce Mars
Maurice Greene: Voluntary No.1
A suite of preludes:
John McCabe, from Carol-Preludes: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Ethel Smyth: Du, O schönes Weltgabäude!
Cecilia McDowall – Orgelbüchlein project: Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns halt
Jeremy Coleman – Orgelbüchlein project: O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid
Peter Hurford, from Five Short Chorale Preludes: Song 34: The Angel’s Song
Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV564
Max Reger: Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor

12th July 2014, 12:15
Marienkirche, Osnabrück    http://musikanmarien.de
Martin Hrushka, organist
Concert programme    “Trauer, Tod und Ewigkeit”
Helmut Bornefeld (1906-1990):  Präludium BoWV 112.1   Quadruplum BoWV 112.5
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):  Ich ruf’ zu dir Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639 (Orgelbüchlein, OB)   Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig BWV 644 (OB)   Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein BWV 641 (OB)
Tomislav Ante Vođaković (*1996): Dominikanska Molitva (Dominikanisches Gebet)
Richard Gowers (*1995):   Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist (Orgelbüchlein-Projekt, OBP)
Bertie Baigent (*1995):   Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist (OBP)
Thomas Neal (*1990):   Alle Menschen müssen sterben (‘hommage à Olivier Messiaen'; OBP)
Robert Fielding (*1956):  Christus, der ist mein Leben (OBP)
J.S. Bach:  Mit Fried’ und Freud’ ich fahr’ dahin BWV 616 (OB)
Dietrich Buxtehude (~1637-1707):   Mit Fried’ und Freud ich fahr’ dahin BuxWV 76   (Contrapunctus I, Evolutio; Contrapunctus 2, Evolutio)
Tomislav Ante Vođaković:   Epitaf (Epitaph)
J.S. Bach: In dir ist Freude BWV 615 (OB)  Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 642 (OB)    Toccata E-Dur BWV 566

6th May 2014, 1:15pm
Hereford Cathedral 
Jonny Allsopp, organist

Concert programme
Bliss: Overture to Caesar and Cleopatra
Alain: Fantasmagorie
Byrd: Fantasia BK 46
Hough: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen
Farrington: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir
Glass: Satyagraha Act III – Conclusion
Gardonyi: Mozart Changes
Maxwell Davies: Farewell to Stromness
Marsh: Toccata

April 12th, 17h00

Versöhnungskirche, Erich-Mühsam-Str. 48, Zwickau (Sachsen)

Martin Böttger plays his own composition Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen. Together with Pergolesi Stabat Mater

April 4th 2014, time tbc

Merton College Chapel, Oxford
William Whitehead (organ), the Choir of Merton College, cond. Ben Nicholas
Gabriel Jackson’s new Passion, plus new Orgelbüchlein pieces by Matthew Martin, Stephen Hough and Jon Laukvik

March 8th 2014

RCO conferment ceremony, Southwark Cathedral. To include new Orgelbüchlein piece, composed by Simon Preston.

January 12th 2014, 6.00pm

Swiss Premiere of Benet Casablancas´s ‘Frisch auf, mein’ Seel’, verzage nicht’, Tiento para órgano
Münster Bäsel (Switzerland)
Josep Maria Mas Bonet (organ)
PROGRAMME: Messiaen, Reger and Casablancas.

2013

December 7th 2013, 7.30pm

Christian Wilson (organ), with Tim Travers-Brown (Countertenor) and David Miller (lute). OB pieces by Ferla, Coonan, Pott and Paulet. Part of Spitalfields Winter Festival. Venue: Tower of London Chapel Royal.

November 14th 2013, 1.05pm

James McVinnie (organ), St John’s Smith Square. To include Daniel Saleeb’s contribution to the Orgelbüchlein Project.

http://www.sjss.org.uk/events/james-mcvinnie-organ

October 17th 2013, 12.30pm
Pierre Mea (Reims), Concert in Toulouse les Orgues Festival, At Musée des Augustins
To include World Premieres of new OB pieces by Vincent Paulet and Guy-Olivier Ferla, Francis Pott, David Coonan.

September 3rd 2013, 7.30pm

Simon Headley, Leicester Cathedral, Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ www.cathedral.leicester.anglican.org
Admission on the door: £7.50 / £5.00 with NUS card; Accompanied under-16s FREE
J S Bach (1685-1750) Prelude in C minor (BWV 546i)
Three Chorales from the Orgelbüchlein Project:
Ad Wammes (b. 1953) Christ, der du bist der helle Tag
Ian Farrington (b. 1977) Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir
Judith Bingham (b. 1952) Meine Seel’ erhebt den Herren (Annunciation IV)
J S Bach Trio Super: Allein Gott in der Höh sei ehr (BWV 664)
J S Bach Fugue in C minor (BWV546ii)
Zsolt Gárdonyi (b. 1946) Mozart Changes
Bach/Enjott Schneider (b. 1950) Ataccot
Geroge Thalben-Ball (1896-1987) Tune in E
Fela Sowande (1905-87) Joshua fit de battle ob Jericho
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) Lamento
Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944) Intermezzo
Louis Vierne (1870-1937) Final from Symphony No 1

July 30th 2013, 7pm

James O’ Donnell, Organ Recital at Westminster Abbey. World Premiere of new piece by Roxanna Panufnik.

July 28th 2013, 5pm

William Whitehead, Höchst, near Frankfurt, Germany. Part of Höchster Orgelsommer. www.justinuskirche.de/common/Konzerte/konzerte-flyer-2013.pdf
OBP pieces by Bingham, Oortmerssen, Schlee

July 27th 2013, 6pm

William Whitehead, Suhler Orgelsommer, Germany. OBP pieces by Oortmerssen, Thurlow, Schlee.

July 21st 2013, 8.30pm

William Whitehead, Concert in St Wolfgang, Austria, 8.30pm
To include OB pieces by Jeremy Thurlow, Thomas Daniel Schlee, Jacques van Oortmerssen

May 13th 2013, 1.15pm
William Whitehead, Chapel of Lincoln’s Inn, Newman’s Row, City of London, WC2A 3TL.
Part of London Festival of Contemporary Church Music: Free admission.
Pieces from the unfolding Orgelbüchlein Project by Saleeb, Dupont, Bingham, Swayne and Schlee plus music by J S Bach from the original Orgelbüchlein.

March 17th 2013, 5pm
William Whitehead, Concert at St Josef, Memmingen, Germany,
To include OB pieces by Jeremy Coleman, Gabriel Jackson, Thierry Escaich

February 19th 2013, 1pm
William Whitehead, Lunch-time concert at St George’s Hanover Square. Free admission.
To include UK premiere of Orgelbüchlein Project piece by Thierry Escaich
Plus project pieces by Jacques van Oortmerssen, Pierre Farago, Judith Bingham

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