Organ Recital, Tuesday 1st October 1.00 pm, by Karen Au

On Tuesday we are very pleased to welcome Karen Au to St. Mary’s to give October’s lunchtime organ recital.

Karen was born in Hong Kong in 1990. She started learning the piano at an early age and later also learned the violin and the organ.

She continued to play the organ whilst at university holding an organ scholarship at Cambridge University and became organ scholar at Blackburn cathedral in 2013.

Since then she has continued to play locally as a church organist and for various local choral societies, for choirs  undertaking cathedral visits and concerts and also giving organ recitals. Karen is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists.

Karen’s programme:

J. S. Bach

Fantasia super ‘Komm, Heliger Geist’ BWV 651                                                            Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654                                                                      Sonata No.4 in E minor  BWV 528

  1. Adagio
  2. Andante
  3. Un poc’ Allegro

Louis Vierne

Berceuse   from ‘24 Pièces en style libre’                                                                    Allegro   from ‘Symphonie No.2  in E minor’

I hope you will find the time to come along and listen to Karen.

Director of Music

About David Thornton

I've been Director of Music here at St. Mary's since 2016 and am really enjoying the work. I've been playing the organ and working with choirs since I was 10. I love the Pendle area for walking, cycling and mountain biking.

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