GALA ORGAN CONCERT by JONATHAN SCOTT
SATURDAY 21st May 2022, 7.30pm
Jonathan Scott demonstrates the full capabilities of the wonderful organ of St Mary Magdalene, Clitheroe in a programme of transcriptions and original works for solo organ. This unmissable concert brings together music for Royal occasions, operatic favourites, epic orchestral masterpieces, and the famous Toccata by Widor!
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) Arr. Scott : Grand March (Aïda)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Prelude & Fugue in A Minor BWV 543
William Walton (1902-1983): Crown Imperial (A Coronation March)
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) arr. Scott: One fine day ‘Un bel di’ & The Humming Chorus (Madama Butterfly)
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) arr. Scott: Zadok the Priest – Coronation Anthem – HWV 258
John Stanley (1712-1786) Arr. Scott: Trumpet Voluntary
Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884) Arr. Scott: Vltava (Má vlast)
Edward Elgar (1857–1934) Arr. Scott: Nimrod (from Enigma Variations Op. 36)
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937): Toccata (from Symphony No. 5 in f minor Op.42, No. 1)
JONATHAN SCOTT – BIOGRAPHY
Jonathan Scott enjoys a hugely varied international performing career on a diverse spectrum of keyboard instruments with a repertoire spanning over 500 years of music, including a catalogue of over 400 of his own transcriptions and arrangements. As Associate Artist of The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Jonathan gives a series of lunchtime organ recitals which attract audiences approaching 1,000. In addition to his career as pianist and organist, Jonathan is a specialist in the music for the French art harmonium.
Recent performances have included solo and concerto appearances across the UK as well as Germany (Berlin State Opera, European Harmonium Festival, Freiberg Organ Festival, Kultur Palast Dresden), France (Toulouse Organ Festival, Evreux Cathedral), Hungary (MUPA Budapest), Norway (Stavanger Concert Hall), Switzerland (Fribourg International Organ Festival, KKL Lucerne Concert Hall, Geneva Cathedral), Belgium (Salle Philharmonique Liege, BOZAR Brussels), Latvia (Liepāja Organ Festival), Taiwan (Taipei National Concert Hall, Kaohsiung Center for the Arts), South Korea (Lotte Concert Hall,
Seoul) and Singapore (Victoria Concert Hall). Other highlights include a series of Concerto performances with the National Chinese Orchestra of Taiwan and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and a solo evening organ recital from the Royal Albert Hall, London for the 2020 BBC Proms.
Jonathan gave the world premiere of the new organ concerto ‘6000 Pipes!’ by Sir Karl Jenkins for Hull UK City of Culture and he toured this work throughout 2019, including a special gala performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer.
Jonathan also has a busy international concert schedule with his pianist brother, Tom Scott, performing as Scott Brothers Duo. Their online performance videos have totalled over 45 million views and their regular online concerts during the recent coronavirus pandemic reached a worldwide audience of over 6 million people. Scott Brothers Duo are the winners of the ECHO (European Cities of Historical Organs) competition to create a performance which introduces the pipe organ to a young audience. Their project combines animation and organ music and will be performed at major festivals across Europe this year.
Born in Manchester, Jonathan studied piano and organ at Chetham’s School of Music and continued his studies in UK, USA and Netherlands. He won the Worshipful Company of Musicians WT Best Scholarship and gold medal, and is a Freeman of The City of London.
For more information please visit www.jonathanscott.co.uk