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Friday 21 February 2020

7:30 pm • £12

Peter Wright

Recently retired from Southwark Cathedral


Muffat, Alain, Bach and Lemare

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Programme to include:

Georg Muffat (1653-1704)

Toccata duodecima et ultima (Apparatus musico-organisticus)

Jehan Alain (1911-1940)

Deux danses à Agni Yavishta

J S Bach (1685-1750)

Toccata and Fugue in F (BWV 540)

— Interval —

Edwin Lemare (1866-1934)

Concert Fantasy on the tune of ‘Hanover’ (Op. 4)


£12 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 for cash at the door. If you are a tax payer a Gift Aid declaration would be appreciated.

All our concerts are held in the church at 83 Portsmouth Road.

The main entrance to the free parking is in Millmead Terrace which is accessed from Bury Fields at the end of Lawn Road.


Peter Wright was born in Hertfordshire. He was educated at Highgate School and then spent two years as Organ Exhibitioner at the Royal College of Music, studying with Richard Popplewell (Organ) and Angus Morrison (Piano) and gaining various prizes and diplomas. In 1973 he went to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, as Organ Scholar where he continued his organ studies with Dame Gillian Weir and with Flor Peeters in Belgium.

Following this Peter Wright became Sub-Organist at Guildford Cathedral and, from 1989 to earlier this year, was Organist and Director of Music at Southwark Cathedral. In March of 2014 the Bishop of Southwark awarded him an Honorary Lay Canonry to mark his 25 years in the post. Under his direction, the Choir has recorded many CDs and undertaken three tours to the USA and several in Europe. They have sung at the BBC Proms andbroadcast regularly on television and radio.

Peter is much in demand as an organ recitalist and choral conductor, both here and abroad, and enjoys a wide and varied repertoire. In addition, he plays regularly with the country’s leading orchestras, both solo and continuo and has performed widely in Europe, Japan, South Africa, USA, Bermuda, Australia and New Zealand.

In May 2011 Peter Wright was awarded the prestigious FRSCM, in recognition of his work at Southwark and for church music in general, and he is also an Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians. Now a Vice-President of the Royal College of Organists, Peter Wright became a member of the Council in 1990 and was Chief Examiner from 1997 before becoming President (2005-2008).