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Lunchtime Recital - Timothy Parsons, Organ

Add a little music to your lunchtime with our free recital series.

Timothy Parsons is Assistant Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral, having previously been Organ Scholar at Winchester. He was a chorister at Guildford Cathedral and was educated at Charterhouse, where he studied the organ with Mark Blatchly. He subsequently held the organ scholarships at Hereford Cathedral and then at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He graduated with a starred first in Music in 2014, being awarded the Tony Bland and George Roe prizes for outstanding academic and instrumental performance. Whilst at Selwyn, he accompanied the chapel choir in various tours, concerts and recordings under the direction of Sarah MacDonald. During his time at Cambridge, Timothy also held the organ scholarship for King’s Voices, the mixed-voice choir of King’s College chapel. He currently studies the organ with Stephen Farr and obtained his FRCO in 2013. He has given organ recitals across the UK in venues including the cathedrals of Gloucester, Hereford, Ely and St David’s (as part of the 2011 St David’s Cathedral Festival), Ludlow Parish Church, and St John’s College, Cambridge. In August 2013 he was awarded Second Prize in the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition, and the following summer was Organ Scholar for the Charles Wood Festival and Summer School in Armagh, directed by David Hill, during which he played for a broadcast of choral Matins on BBC Radio Ulster. He is a keen and active composer, and his choral music is published by Encore Publications.

Admission is free and all are welcome. A retiring collection will be taken, with all proceeds helping to fund music at the Cathedral.

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