January 2018 Organ Programmes

The Guild Church of St Lawrence Jewry next Guildhall



 We welcome you to our historic series of Tuesday lunchtime organ concerts. This is one of London’s longest established and most notable organ series, in one of Wren’s finest City churches, enhanced in the current generation by the installation of our fine Klais organ. For over a century City workers have found solace and inspiration by coming to hear music at lunchtime in this space. Admission is free, but the expenses of our music ministry are considerable, and we are most grateful for your generosity in the retiring collection.


Jan 9            Catherine Ennis

Concerto in C after Vivaldi ( 3 mvts)                           Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Two Chorale preludes on In dulci jubilo                                            J S Bach

Variations on Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern     Diderik Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Marche des Rois Mages                                              Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Three Chorale Fantasias: Freu dich sehr O meine Seele; Von Himmel hoch; Resonet in Laudibus                                                 Sigfrid Karg-Elert  (1877-1933)

Te Deum                                Max Reger (1873-1916)


Jan 16          James McVinnie (international concert organist)

Five renaissance dances                                   Anon

Ut re mi fa so la                                   Jan  Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Fantasia of four parts                           Orlando  Gibbons (1583-1625)

Toccata and Fugue in F BWV 540                  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Jan 23          Catherine Ennis

Concerto in A minor after Vivaldi (3 mvts)                              J.S. Bach

Concerto movement in C after Ernst                                      J.S.Bach

Chorale Preludes: Martyrdom, Eventide, Upon an old English tune, Hanover

                                    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry  (1848-1918)

Concerto in d minor after Vivaldi (4 mvts)                              J S Bach


Jan 30          Catherine Ennis

Praeludium in E minor ( “Great”)                  Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)

Trio in F, after Couperin; Trio Sonata no. 1 in Eb (3 mvts);

Fugue in B minor on a theme of Corelli                                   J.S. Bach

From Symphonie no. 1 in D: mvts 1,2&5                   Louis Vierne (1870-1937)



In February and March, we are delighted to present another series of outstanding school-age organists from around the UK. The energy and commitment of these young artists will entrance audiences  as in previous years. We thank our sponsors Andrew Gillett and Rob Miller for their continuing support towards the expenses of organising these recitals.

During the five Tuesday lunchtime concerts in May, we are delighted to present the thirteenth annual series of John Hill recitals, supported by several  generous and enthusiastic individual donors. This year again we feature international young artists hand-picked by professors at the top music conservatories of the world.


All requests are welcome for another “lollipops” programme on 31st July. Please submit to cmennis@aol.com or to Catherine Ennis, The Vestry, St. Lawrence Jewry next Guildhall, London EC2V5AA.

You are invited to reserve any applause until the end of the recital and to give generously to the retiring collection.