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Saturday 26 Feb 2022

3:00 pm • £12

Adrian Bawtree


Music by JS Bach, Whitlock,
Saint-Saëns, F Bridge & Guy Bovet

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J S Bach

Concerto No.1 in G (BWV 592)

P Whitlock

Plymouth Suite

Allegro risoluto





C Saint-Saëns

Fantaisie in E flat

F Bridge

Three pieces

Andante moderato


Allegro con spirito

Guy Bovet


L Vierne

Lied, Arabesque and Carillon de Westminster


£12 in advance, or pay on the door. Cards accepted.

Children 16 and under admitted free with accompanying adult. Students £3 (with ID card).

Amounts indicated are a suggested donation for payment 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.


Adrian Bawtree is the Second Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral. He teaches the organ at The King’s School and St Edmund’s School in Canterbury and is the musical director of Cantores Dominicae and The Canterbury Singers. Previous recent appointments include the interim Director of Music at Rochester Cathedral (2018-19) and from 2000-11, he worked at Christ's Hospital School in Horsham, initially as Organist and latterly as Director of Music.

Adrian studied the organ at Christ’s Hospital and progressed to the Royal Academy of Music and then as Organ Scholar at Worcester College, Oxford. In 1992 he won the silver medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians for coming top of the class in the Fellowship diploma awarded by the Royal College of Organists. He has been church organist at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street; St Mary’s Church, Portsea and St Peter’s Church, Hammersmith.

Adrian studied orchestral conducting at the Royal College of Music on a post-graduate course, which he completed with distinction. Previous conducting appointments include; Worthing Choral Society, The Weald Choir of Crawley, Harpenden Choral Society, Guy’s King’s and Thomas’ Medical Schools Music Society and Southampton University Chamber Choir.

Adrian is a composer and arranger, having written for the theatre as well as larger cantatas based on; the life of St Peter (On This Rock), the battle of Trafalgar (Make More Sail) and events from World War 1. This latter composition, ‘Remembrance & Reconciliation’, was performed as part of the 100 years commemoration of the end of the war in Canterbury on the 11th November in 2018 and was joined by a choir from Kiel in northern Germany. His latest composition project is Requiem for Extinct Species which is based on aspects of climate change. He is a Director of the Kent Arts and Wellbeing Partnership and is currently working on a creative project with Armed Forces Veterans in Kent.