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CNM members’ works premiered at the Moot Hall Organ Fest 2015

Works by CNM members will be featured in recitals at Colchester’s newly-restored Moot Hall Organ this summer. Ian Ray’s recital on 28th July will include Jenni Pinnock’s Moto Perpetuo (runner-up in the PIPEWORKS competition) as well as a new piece by Alan Bullard: Moot Hall Toccata. On 4th August, James Bowstead will perform Peter Thorne’s Paean (another PIPEWORKS runner-up). Full details of programmes and recitalists can be found here.

Moot Hall Organ PIPEWORKS competition winners announced

CNM and the Friends of the Moot Hall Organ are delighted to announce the winners of PIPEWORKS, the Moot Hall Organ composition competition:

First prize (£250): Moot Points by John Furse

Second prize (£150): Graduation Toccata by Mark Bellis

These two pieces will be premiered by organist Tom Bell at a Roman River Festival concert on 27th September.

The runners-up will be performed at recitals and education events over the summer. They are, in alphabetical order:

Tempestuous (also known as Moto Perpetuo) by Jenni Pinnock

Paean by Peter Thorne

Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Oysters, Garglyjock and Bulkybones (after Alderman W Gurney Benham) by Alison Willis

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Moot Hall Organ gala concert, 21 May 2015

The gala concert to celebrate the re-commissioning of Colchester’s Moot Hall Organ will take place on Thursday 21 May 2015. This recital, performed by Colchester-born organist David Drinkell, will include a new ten minute organ+electronics commission by CNM’s Project Director Julia Usher, entitled The ART and INDUSTRY of PIPEWORK, with sound diffusion by Duncan Chapman.

This concert is by invitation only, but will be repeated on Sunday 24 May at 4pm, open to the public and free of charge. For more details on the gala concert, and other events over the Moot Hall Organ mini-festival weekend, see The Moot Hall Organ website.

Julia Usher receives Moot Hall Organ commission

CNM member Julia Usher has received the commission to create a new piece for the re-opening celebrations of the Colchester Moot Hall Organ. The ten-minute work – The ART and INDUSTRY of PIPEWORK – will incorporate sound diffusion by Duncan Chapman; it will be premiered at the gala concert on Thursday 21st May 2015, and repeated at a public performance on Sunday 24th.