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Friday 9 October 2020

7:30 pm • £10

Jozef Gaszka

organ

J S Bach, Alain, Vierne & Duruflé


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Programme:

J S Bach

Prelude in E minor BWV 548

J S Bach

Jesu, joy of man's desiring

J S Bach

Prelude and Fugue in C BWV 545

Alain

Choral Dorien, Litanies

L. Vierne

Prélude and Allegro vivace from 1st Symphony

Duruflé

Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédrale de Soissons

Admission:

£10 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.

Tickets are available from:

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Guildford House

155 High Street

GU1 3AJ.

Tel: 01483 444 333

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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.

Biography:

Jozef Gaszka is 20 years old and grew up in Godalming in Surrey. He is a scholar in his second year at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutorage of Prof. David Titterington with whom he studies a wide range of repertoire and techniques accompanied by classes in improvisation, conducting, harmonium, and keyboard skills. During his first year of study he worked on music ranging from French classical to romantic and contemporary, and performed in a silent-film concert of Nosferatu under the direction of Franz Danksagmüller and the organ department’s all-Bach concert. In February 2020, Jozef was the organist for Saint-Saëns Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op. 78 “Organ Symphony” with the University of London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Stark.

Jozef was a pupil at King Edward’s School in Witley where he studied organ with Director of Music Stasio Sliwka and piano with Dr Penelope Cave. He achieved a Distinction in Grade 8 Organ and Merit in Grade 8 Piano, and 49 out of 50 in the ARSM Organ exam. He often accompanied the chapel choir, most notably on their 2018 tour of Rome where Jozef played at Sant’Anselmo all’Aventino and the Basilica of St Paul’s Outside the Walls. He has also played at Guildford and Chichester cathedrals as well as many churches in London including St Bride’s Fleet Street for KES’ Bridewell Foundation Day. Alongside his studies and other musical commitments, Jozef was an organist at St John’s Parish Church near to Godalming, playing for services and concerts.