Founded some twenty years ago to encourage the love of serious music especially amongst the young, we provide live music in different genres performed by highly gifted professional artistes, many of whom have international recognition. Probably no other local venue provides such recitals on a regular basis throughout the year and at a very reasonable expense.
Why travel to London when this quality of musical satisfaction can be found so close to home?
Paul Provost - Organ
Sub-organist, Guildford Cathedral
Friday 12 September 2014 • 7:30pm • £8
£8 in advance, or cash at the door.
Children 16 and under admitted free with accompanying adult. Students £3 (with ID card).
Amounts indicated are a suggested donation. If you are a tax payer a Gift Aid declaration would be appreciated.
Tickets are available from:
Guildford Tourist Information Centre
155 High Street
Tel: 01483 444 333
Paul Provost is Sub Organist of Guildford Cathedral. His work includes assisting the Organist, Katherine Dienes-Williams, in all aspects of running the Cathedral Choirs, as well as being the main organist for Cathedral services. In addition to this he is in demand as a freelance recitalist, accompanist, and choral director, and is the Musical Director of the North Downs Consort. He also deputises regularly directing and accompanying various choral groups, and has worked with orchestras such as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and Southern Sinfonia.
He began studies on the Piano and Cello at the ages of four and six – his early musical inspiration coming from attending choir rehearsals at the local church. Since then church music has played a large part in his life. He was educated at Chetham’s School of Music, where alongside the cello, organ became increasingly his principal study. Paul was Organ Scholar at Manchester Cathedral from 1999 to 2004.
From 2004 to 2007, Paul was Organ Student at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he was responsible for accompanying the daily round of services, and assisting the then Director of Music, David Hill, in training the famous chapel choir. With St John’s, he toured to Paris, Austria, Estonia, the USA, The Netherlands and Venice, in addition to numerous concerts, recordings, and broadcasts. During this time, he was widely active as an accompanist, recitalist and conductor.
Paul has given organ recitals in such venues as Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Kings College, Cambridge, and in the Buxton Festival. Previously to his post at Guildford, Paul was Assistant Director of Chapel Music and Assistant Organist at Winchester College. He is married to Ruth, a freelance singer working across the country, and when not immersed in the complicated life of Cathedral Music can usually be found somewhere in the Cumbrian Fells.