Live Organ Recital: 16th and 17th Century Music with Peter Medhurst

Live Organ Recital: 16th and 17th Century Music with Peter Medhurst


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Join musician and scholar Peter Medhurst for a live performance of sixteenth and seventeenth-century organ music, played on a 1750 Snetzler chamber organ.

Peter Medhurst presents a live program of sixteenth and seventeenth-century organ music played on the 1750 John Snetzler organ (once owned by Captain Oates) that resides in his music room in London. Peter talks about the history of the instrument and introduces a range of pieces including La Bounette and La Doune Cella from The Mulliner Book, La Volta by William Byrd, Ballo del Granduca by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Marche en Rondeau from Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and Rondo from Abdelazar by Henry Purcell.

Led by a musician and scholar, Peter Medhurst, this interactive seminar will explore sixteenth and seventeenth-century organ music through discussion and live performance. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an understanding of what it is that gives organ music of this period its unique sound.

This conversation is part of a musical series with Peter Medhurst. Each session is designed as a stand-alone seminar as well as part of the series.

Peter Medhurst appears in the UK and abroad as a musician and scholar, giving recitals and delivering illustrated lectures on music and the arts. He studied composition and early keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music in London and singing with Erik Werba at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He is known today for his lecture-recital work which has taken him to Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, as well as to all the major cities in Europe. He lectures for The Arts Society, The National Trust, and The Art Fund. Peter also leads tours abroad to places like Venice, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, and Madrid, and as part of the time spent exploring these places he gives organ recitals on the historic instruments in the various cathedrals and churches.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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