David Briggs

Concert Organist and Composer

Past Concerts

2013

 
7 FebruarySt George's Episcopal Church, Clarksdale, MS at 6.30pm
15-16 FebruaryTonbridge School Chapel, UK
Recording 'Messe pour Saint-Sulpice', Variations on Veni Creator (for Organ Duet) etc
with the Vasari Singers (directed by Jeremy Backhouse)
17 FebruarySymphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
Poulenc Organ Concerto and Faure Requiem
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Ex Cathedra
25-26 FebruaryTeaching at Cambridge
27 FebruaryRecording with the Delphian Singers in Douai Abbey
3 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
5 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
OUT OF THE DEEP
Lenten music by J S Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Herbert Howells, Jean Langlais, and Improvisations in the styles of Buxtehude, Mozart, Brahms and Ravel
12 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
23 MarchOverture Hall, Madison, WI, USA at 7.30pm
25 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 7.30pm
Improvised Stations of the Cross
26 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 7.30pm
Improvised Stations of the Cross
27 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 7.30pm
Improvised Stations of the Cross
2 AprilSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
THE WONDER OF THE RESURRECTION
Easter-inspired music by Tournemire, J S Bach, Jean Langlais, Jeanne Demessieux and Improvisation on 'Haec Dies'
12 AprilCathedral of St John-the-Divine, New York City
Premiere of new transcription of Mahler's Symphony No 2 ('Resurrection') with Chorus and Soloists
transcription made in honour of Dr John Prior (R.I.P.)
14 AprilCathedral of St John-the-Divine, New York City
Pre-evensong recital
18 AprilPhilharmonie, Essen, Germany
Three Preludes and Fugues 'Hommage a Marcel Dupre' (DJB)
Symphony No 1, Sir Edward Elgar (transcribed DJB)
20 AprilSt John's Church, West Byfleet, Surrey, UK
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert
23 AprilSt Sofia, Stockholm, Sweden
27 AprilSt John's, Elora, Ontario at 7.30pm
Concert with the Elora Singers (Noel Edison, Director)
Programme to include Choral and Organ Music by DJB
29 AprilMuseum Center (at Union Terminal), Cincinatti, OH
with Robert Sullivan (Principal Trumpet, Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra)
Music by J S Bach, A Stradella, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Naji Hakim and Richard Strauss (tbc)
3 MaySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 7.30pm
Annual Proms Concert
6 MayPaderborn Cathedral, Germany
7-10 MayDetmold, Germany
Jury member for Improvisation Competition
15 MaySt George's Parish Church, Barbourne, Worcester
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: The General (Buster Keaton)
18 MayCoventry Cathedral, UK at 7.30pm
Mahler Symphony No 2 (transcribed DJB) with the St Michael's Singers and the Gloucester Choral Society
20-22 MayTeaching at Cambridge
28 MaySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
BAROQUE SPLENDOUR
Music by J S Bach, Felix Mendelssohn and Improvised Symphony in Four Movements
4 JuneSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
Music by J S Bach, Cesar Franck, Gustav Mahler, Maurice Durufle and Improvisations
7 JuneSt Paul's Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert
8-9 JuneRiver Road, Baptist Church, Richmond, VA
play for Morning Service, Evensong (including newly commissioned anthem), post-Evensong recital at 7.45pm
15 JuneSt Martin's Church, Bad Ems, Germany
Mahler Symphony No 2 (transcribed DJB)
Part of the 2013 Rheinland-Pfalz Festival
17 JuneMasterclass at the Musikhochschule, Mainz, Germany
18 JuneSt Stephankirche, Mainz, Germany (new organ by Klais Orgelbau, 111/45)
22 JuneSt Sebald, Nurnberg, Germany at 7.30pm
Mahler Symphony No 2 (transcribed DJB)
Part of the 2013 Nurnberg International Organ Week
(now postponed until 2014)
25 JuneSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION
Music by Olivier Messiaen, J S Bach, Maurice Ravel, Richard Strauss 'Tod und Verklarung' (arr. DJB)
3 JulyLa Verna International Organ Festival, Arezzo, Italy
6 JulyTruro Cathedral, UK
Mahler Symphony No 2 (transcribed DJB) with the Three Spires Singers
7 JulyTruro Cathedral Old Choristers (1989-1994) attend Eucharist and lunch (tbc)
10 JulySt Michael's Parish Church, Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert 'King of Kings' (1928)
12 JulyGillingham Methodist Church, Dorset, UK at 7.30pm
13 JulyGloucester Cathedral, UK
Cheltenham Festival Concert with the City of London Sinfonia (directed by Stephen Layton)
Poulenc Organ Concerto
14 JulyArundel Cathedral at 7.30pm
preceded by masterclass
25 JulyRome International Organ Festival, Italy
Masterclass (details tba)
26 JulyRome International Organ Festival, Italy
13 AugustSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
FRENCH FLAIR
Music to include Suite Medievale (Jean Langlais), Cesar Franck, J S Bach, Camille Saint-Saens and Improvisations
13 AugustSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
MUSIC TO ROUSE THE SPIRIT
Music by J S Bach (Toccata and Fugue in D minor), DJB (Laudi Spirituali Variations), Sir Edward Elgar (Symphony No 2, slow movement) and Charles-Marie Widor (Toccata)
14 SeptemberLandsberg-am-Lech, Germany
Mahler Symphony No 5 (transcribed DJB)
18 SeptemberKonstantin Basilika, Trier, Germany
21 SeptemberGloucester Cathedral, UK at 7.30pm
Memorial Concert for Dr John Prior
23 SeptemberHexham Abbey, UK
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert (Hexham Festival)
27 SeptemberSt Wenzel, Naumberg, Germany
Improvisation concert on 1746 Hildebrandt Organ
2 OctoberSt Michael's Church, Munich, Germany
4 OctoberPrincess Alexandra School, Yarm, nr Darlington, UK
Opening recital on new Viscount Digital Organ (tbc)
5 OctoberCirencester Parish Church, UK
8 OctoberTemple Church, London
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde
26 OctoberCollege of Wooster, Ohio
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert
31 OctoberFirst Congregational Church, Wenham, MA
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: 'Phantom of the Opera' (1929)
2 NovemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto
Tenth anniversary Liturgical Performance of DJB Requiem (2003)

2014

 
21 MaySt John's R.C. Cathedral, Limerick, Ireland
Music by J S Bach, F J Haydn, C Franck, Paul Dukas and DJB (Improvisations)
24 MayIngelheim, Germany
Mahler Symphony No 2 (transcribed DJB, 2012)
(recently restored organ by E M Skinner)
25 MaySt Katerina Church, Oppenheim, Germany
Mahler Symphony No 2 (transcribed DJB, 2012)
26-31 MaySt Sebald, Nurnberg, Germany at 7.30pm
Mahler Symphonies No 2, 3, 5 and 6 (transcribed DJB)
Part of the 2013 Nurnberg International Organ Week
4 JuneGloucester Cathedral, UK at 7.30pm
'DANCE' - Music inspired by the theme of dance
Music by Susato, J S Bach, Gabriel Faure, Pierre Cochereau (Suite de Danses Improvisees) and Maurice Ravel (La Valse)
6 JuneSt John the Baptist, Pinner at 7.30pm
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: 'Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde' (1921)
7 JuneEvent for RSCM Gloucestershire - Leonard Stanley
11 JuneLograno, Spain
12 JuneVitoria, Spain
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: 'King of Kings' (1928)
14 JuneBlackburn Cathedral, UK
Mahler Symphony No 2 (transcribed DJB)
in aid of the Blackburn Cathedral Music Foundation Appeal
16 JuneSt Michael and All Angels, Mount Dinham, Exeter, UK
Opening organ concert on reconstructed organ formally in St Jude's Church, Birmingham
1 JulySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
'ORGAN AND GREGORIAN CHANT'
Music by de Grigny, Tournemire, Dupre and Improvisations
14-18 JulyHaarlem International Improvisation Competition, Netherlands (on jury)
20-27 JulySt Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
Directing King's College Course of the Royal School of Church Music in America (including recitals etc)
3 AugustSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Recital (Howells Rhapsodies 1 and 3)
5 AugustSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
'ORGAN FIREWORKS'
Music by Gigout, Berlioz, Cochereau, Dupre and Ravel (and improvisations)
24 AugustSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Recital
26 AugustSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
'THE ART OF IMPROVISATION'
Improvisations in styles over six centuries
7 SeptemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Recital
9 SeptemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
21 SeptemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Recital
23 SeptemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
7 OctoberTemple Church, London, UK
Silent movie improvisation concert 'Noah's Ark'
8-13 OctoberRecording CD of Organ Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams (for Albion Records)
1912 J W Walker organ at Church of the Sacred Heart, Wimbledon, UK
including Overture to 'The Wasps' (transcr. DJB), 'Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis' (transcr. Peter Beardsley), Slow Movements from the 'Sea Symphony' and the 'London Symphony' (transcr. Henry Ley), Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Passacaglia on 'B-G-C' ... etc
10-11 OctoberTeaching at Cambridge
17 OctoberEglise S Vincent, Roquevaire, France at 9pm
Roquevaire Organ Festival
Former 5-manual house organ of Pierre Cochereau, enlarged by Daniel Birouste
Pierre Cochereau 'Variations on Alouette, Gentille Alouette' (transcr. DJB) and Mahler 5 (transcr. DJB)
29 OctoberMariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia
Part of St Petersburg Organ Festival
31 OctoberArhus Organ Festival, Denmark
Improvisation Concert
1 NovemberSt George's, Hanover Square, London, UK
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: 'Phantom of the Opera' (1929)
11 NovemberCathedral of St John Berchmans, Shreveport, LA at 6.30pm
Works by Ralph Vaughan Williams ('The Wasps' and 'Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis'), J S Bach, Maurice Ravel and Richard Strauss ('Tod und Verklarung')
15 NovemberSt Paul's Episcopal Church, Greenville, NC
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: 'Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde' (1921)
19 NovemberAlumni Hall, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: 'Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde' (1921)
10 DecemberYorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto
Festival of Carols (with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir) at 7.30pm
12 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 7.30pm
Handel Messiah (with St James Cathedral Choir)
14 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto
Twilight recital at 4pm
16 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
Music by Mendelssohn, Demessieux, J S Bach, Marcel Dupre and Improvisation
20 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
La Nativite du Seigneur (Olivier Messiaen)
with readings
23 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
MUSIC FOR CHRISTMAS
including Noels by Claude Daquin, Chorale Preludes by J S Bach and the amazing Variations sur un Noel (Pierre Cochereau)
28 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto
Twilight recital at 4pm
30 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
RING OUT, WILD BELLS
Thanksgiving for one year, and welcoming in the next...
Music by J S Bach, Louis Vierne, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Garth Edmundson and Improvisation

2015

 
20 JanuarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
THE ART OF IMPROVISATION
27 JanuaryRoy Thompson Hall, Toronto
TSO Pianorama Education Concerts at 10.30am and 12.30pm
28 JanuaryRoy Thompson Hall, Toronto
TSO Pianorama Education Concerts at 11am and 1pm
29 JanuaryRoy Thompson Hall, Toronto
TSO Pianorama Education Concerts at 11am
30 JanuaryRoy Thompson Hall, Toronto
TSO Pianorama Education Concerts at 11am
3 FebruarySt Francis Xavier Church, New York at 5pm
American Guild of Organists Masterclass/Concert at 7,30pm
7 FebruaryRoy Thompson Hall, Toronto
TSO Pianorama Education Concerts at 2pm and 4pm
8 FebruarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
10 FebruarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
PRISMS OF LIGHT ... THE COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM
Music by Claude Debussy, Jean-Jacques Grunenwald and Maurice Ravel
21 FebruarySt Patrick's Church, Mississauga, ON
RCCO training day for organists
22 FebruarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
24 FebruarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
Russian Roulette
Music by Serge Rachmaninoff and Modest Mussorgsky
1 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
3 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
THE SPLENDOUR OF THE BAROQUE
Organ Music by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
6 MarchSt Columb's Cathedral, Londonderry at 7.30pm
9-11 MarchTeaching at Cambridge
13 MarchSt Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland
5.30pm: 'St Patrick's Service' at Evensong
and
Recital at 6.30pm: Music by J S Bach, Dukas, Ravel, Mahler
and an Improvised Symphony on Irish Themes (for the St Patrick's Day Festival)
18 MarchTruro Cathedral, UK
'The Art of Transcription'
Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Johannes Brahms, Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel
22 MarchSt Nicholas, Bergen-Enkeim, nr Frankfurt, Germany
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: 'King of Kings' (1928)
27 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 6.30pm
Private recital for Toronto 'Newcomers'
29 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
30 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 7pm
Organ Meditation and Meditation on the Cross
31 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
Music for Holy Week
31 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 7pm
Organ Meditation and Meditation on the Cross
1 AprilSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 6pm
Bach Cantatas Series
1 AprilSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 6.30pm
Improvised 'Stabat Mater' (six movements)
1 AprilSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 7pm
Organ Meditation and Meditation on the Cross
5 AprilSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert for Easter Day
7 AprilSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
'The Joy of the Resurrection'
Music by J S Bach, Charles Tournemire. Jean Langlais, Marcel Dupre and Improvisations
12 AprilSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
17 AprilSt John's, West Byfleet, Surrey, UK
Silent movie improvisation: 'King of Kings' (1928)
19 AprilBerlin Philharmonie, Germany
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: 'Phantom of the Opera' (1929)
22 AprilGloucester Cathedral
Battle of the Organs
NB postponed until 2016
23 AprilSt Michael's College, Tenbury
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: 'Hunchback of Notre-Dame' (1929)
25 AprilKing's College, Cambridge
Mahler Symphony No 2 (transcribed DJB) at 6.30pm (NB)
in aid of King's College Choir
http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/events/easter-at-kings/
30 AprilMariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia
Music by J S Bach, F J Haydn, C Franck, Marcel Dupre, P Tchaikovsky, Gustav Mahler and Maurice Ravel
2 MayKeble College, Oxford, UK at 7.30pm
Silent movie improvisation concert
7 MayLeon Cathedral, Spain
Bach Concert
9 MayNational Auditorium of Madrid, Spain
Bach Concert
12 MayGillingham Methodist Church, Dorset, UK at 7.30pm
Organ Fireworks Concert (with son et lumiere)
13 MayRepton School, UK
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: 'Phantom of the Opera' (1929)
16 MayMerton College, Oxford at 8pm
Mahler Symphony No 2 (transcribed DJB)
with soloists and chorus
http://www.merton.ox.ac.uk/event/concert-mahler%E2%80%99s-resurrection-symphony-organ
17 MayChrist's Hospital, Horsham at 7pm
Music by Vaughan Williams, Brahms, Berlioz, Debussy and Ravel
18-19 MayTeaching at Cambridge
26 MaySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
WATER MUSIC: music inspired by H-2-0, the source of life
Music by Handel, J S Bach, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and Improvisations
31 MaySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
2 JuneSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
6 JuneSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 7.30pm
Bach Cantatas 39 and 75 (with St James Cathedral Choir)
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C and Ricercare a six (Musical Offering)
14 JuneSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
16 JuneSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
including 'Death and Transfiguration' - Richard Strauss (arr. DJB)
21-24 JunePittsburgh, PA
American Guild of Organists Convention
21 JuneEast Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh
Music by Susato, J S Bach, Faure, Cochereau, Ravel and Improvisations (including 'The Immigrant', Charlie Chaplin)
25 June-20 JulyTour to Australia and New Zealand
1 JulyTransitional Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand at 6.30pm
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: 'Phantom of the Opera' (1925)
3 JulySt Paul's Cathedral, Wellington, New Zealand
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: 'Hunchback of Notre-Dame' (1929)
5 JulyCathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, Napier
Music by J S Bach, Haydn, Franck, Dupre, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Ravel (La Valse) and Improvisations
9 JulyAuckland Town Hall, New Zealand
Poulenc Organ Concerto (with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra)
www.apo.co.nz/concert-events/the-splendour-of-organ
12 JulyAuckland Town Hall, New Zealand
Solo concert
www.aucklandorgan.org.nz/events/event/david-briggs/
14 JulySt John's Cathedral, Brisbane, Australia
www.facebook.com/ststephenscathedralconcertseries/photos/gm.919685504763100/520827101398766/?type=1&theater
16 JulyMelbourne Town Hall, Australia
www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Music/gigs/Pages/cfeb6bf5-578b-4a32-b1c1-8cb832a4c7e0.aspx
18 JulySt Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, Australia
Southern hemisphere premiere
Mahler Symphony No 2 (transcribed DJB)
with soloists and chorus
www.stmaryscathedral.org.au/pdf/Grand-Organ-Recitals-2015.pdf
19 JulySt Mary's Cathedral, Sydney
play at Solemn Mass
25 JulySt Maria Himmelfahrt, Landsberg am Lech, Germany at 11.15am
29 JulyNidaros Cathedral, Norway
St Olaf Festival - Silent Movie Improvisation Concert (Noah's Ark, 1928) at 11pm
31 JulyBerlin Dom, Germany
2 AugustKonigslutter, Germany
25 AugustSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
30 AugustSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
6 SeptemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
Sonata on the 94th Psalm - Julius Reubke
8 SeptemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
'Canadian Pride'
Works by Andrew Ager, Rachel Laurin and Healey Willan
16 SeptemberExeter Cathedral, UK
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert
'Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde (1921)'
19 SeptemberAll Saints, Clifton, UK
Re-opening concert after recent rebuild by Nicholson
Music by J S Bach, Johannes Brahms, Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel (Daphnis), Louis Vierne and Improvisations (including a silent movie, filmed in Bristol in the 1960s!)
22 SeptemberHereford Cathedral at 7.15pm (NB)
'The Art of Transcription'
Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Johannes Brahms, Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel (La Valse)
24 SeptemberBragarp Church, near Malmo, Sweden at 7pm
26 SeptemberSt Andreas Church, Malmo, Sweden at 3pm
29 SeptemberSt Maria, Helsingborg, Sweden at 7.07pm
Improvisation Concert
3 OctoberGreyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh at 7.30pm
Greyfriars Festival Concert with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Concertos by Francis Poulenc and Kenneth Leighton, Improvisations
13 OctoberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
'The best of British stiff upper lip'
Music by Brewer, Macpherson, Elgar, Alcock, Improvisation
17 OctoberSt John's Church, Elora, Ontario
Mahler Symphony No 2 (transcr. DJB)
part of the Elora Winter Music Festival
18 OctoberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
20 OctoberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
'Norwegian Legends' - Music by Edvard Grieg
4 NovemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 6pm
Bach Cantatas
8 NovemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
10 NovemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
'Etudes'
Music by Bossi, Dupre, J S Bach, Berveiller, Bonnet, Improvisations
13 NovemberChurch of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, KY, USA at 7.30pm
Music by J S Bach, Johannes Brahms, Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy, Louis Vierne and Improvisations
World premiere of 'Remembered Joy', for Choir and Organ, commissioned by the Church of the Good Shepherd, in memory of Kerry Zack
15 NovemberSt Francis in the Fields, Harrod's Creek, Louisville, KY, USA at 5pm
Music by J S Bach, Johannes Brahms, Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy, Louis Vierne and Improvisations
24 NovemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
'Lisztian Fantasies'
Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H
Fantasia and Fugue on 'Ad nos, ad salutarem undam'
1 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
Music by Widor, Elgar, J S Bach, Debussy, Dukas and Improvisations
2 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 6pm
Bach Cantatas
5 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 7.30pm
Haydn St Nicholas Mass and Britten St Nicholas
6 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
8 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
Music for Advent
Works by J S Bach, Mendelssohn, Demessieux, Dupre, Improvisation
9 DecemberYorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto
Mendelssohn Choir Festival of Carols at 7.30pm
19 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
La Nativite du Seigneur (Olivier Messiaen)
with readings
20 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert

2015

 
22 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
Music for Christmas
Works by D'aquin, J S Bach and Pierre Cochereau

2016

 
6 JanuarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 6pm
Bach Cantatas
10 JanuarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
12 JanuarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
19 JanuarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
'Creative Spirit'
Compositions by DJB
Prelude and Fugue in D major (Hommage a Marcel Dupre) (2009)
Variations on Greensleeves (2004)
Three Marian Motets for High Soprano and Organ (with Julia Morson, soprano) (2006)
Disneyrama (2009)
2 FebruaryHouse of Music, International Performing Centre, Moscow, Russia
Music by Susato, J S Bach, Gabriel Faure, Pierre Cochereau, Johannes Brahms, Hector Berlioz and Maurice Ravel
5 FebruarySt John's School, Leatherhead, UK
Opening recital on new Kenneth Tickell organ
Music by J S Bach, Paul Dukas, Silent Movie Improvisation to Charlie Chaplin's 'The Immigrant'
8 and 9 FebruaryTeaching in Cambridge
21 FebruarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
23 FebruarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
Mahler Symphony No 5 (transcribed DJB)
26 FebruarySt. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
25th anniversary concert on J W Walker organ
Music by J S Bach, Brahms, Berlioz, Debussy, Vierne + improvisations
28 FebruarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
1 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
2 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 6pm
Bach Cantatas
6 MarchSt Mary's Cathedral, Memphis, TN at 4pm
Music by Vaughan Williams, Brahms, Berlioz, Debussy, Wagner, Ravel + improvisations
13 MarchChrist Church Cathedral, Nashville, TN at 4pm
Music by Vaughan Williams, Brahms, J S Bach, Berlioz, Debussy, Wagner, Ravel + improvisations
20 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
20 MarchYorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto at 7pm
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: The King of Kings (Cecil B de Mille, 1929)
22 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
with Laura McAlpine (mezzo-soprano)
27 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Easter Day Recital
29 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
7 AprilSt John the Divine, New York City
Premiere of new transcription of Mahler Symphony No.8 (with chorus from the Manhattan School of Music, Oratorio Society of New York, soloists and childrens chorus)
Double CD due out mid-summer 2016
20 AprilGloucester Cathedral, UK
Music by J S Bach, Marcel Dupre, Pierre Cochereau, Max Reger, Gustav Mahler and David Briggs 'Disneyrama'
22 AprilGillingham Methodist Church, Dorset
Organ Fireworks (repeat of the May 2015 concert, by popular request)
(with strobes, smoke, indoor fireworks, Union Jack flags... and many other gismos!)
23 AprilHoly Trinity Church, Stratford upon Avon, UK
Shakespeare Birthday Concert
27 AprilGloucester Cathedral
Private recital for Gloucestershire Organists Association
7 MaySt Mary's Parish Church, Moseley, Birmingham at 7.30pm
Organ Appeal Opening Celebrity Concert
Illustrated talk, Organ Concert, Wine and Cheese!
including music by J S Bach, Paul Dukas, Peter Tchaikovsky, DJB and Henry Balfour Gardiner
9-11 MayTeaching at Cambridge
11 MayRepton School, UK
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert 'Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde'
13 MayBradford Cathedral at 7pm
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert
'Sunrise' (F W Murnau)
14 MayBradford Cathedral at 7pm
Music by J S Bach, F J Haydn, DJB, Cesar Franck, Paul Dukas and improvisations
15 MayBradford Cathedral at 10.15am
Choral Eucharist (including DJB Truro Eucharist)
22 MaySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
Music by Marcel Dupre
24 MaySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
Music by Alexandre Guilmant (Sonata No 1), Louis Vierne and Pierre Cochereau
28 MayBasilica of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph, Ontario at 8pm
Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Johannes Brahms, Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and improvisations
31 MaySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
13-19 JuneLongwood Gardens Organ Competition, Philadelphia
Jury member
21 JuneSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
Gustav Mahler: 'Kindertotenlieder' (with David John Pike, Baritone)
26 JuneSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
28 JuneSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
GLOUCESTER CONNECTIONS
music by former Organists of Gloucester Cathedral
including works by S S Wesley, Sir Herbert Brewer, Dr Herbert Sumsion, Dr John Sanders and DJB
2 JulySt Martin, Bad Ems, Germany
Improvisation Concert
with Franz Josef Stoiber [Regensburg Cathedral] and Johannes Mayr [Stuttgart Cathedral]
6 JulyRoyal Naval Church, Copenhagen, Denmark
music by Gigout, Handel, Saint-Saens, Vierne, Durufle and improvisations
10 JulyChurch of our Saviour, Lapa, Portugal
Symphony No 5 - Gustav Mahler (transcribed DJB)
13 JulyChurch of our Saviour, Lapa, Portugal
Kindertotenlieder - Gustav Mahler (with David John Pike, Baritone)
16 JulyChurch of our Saviour, Lapa, Portugal
Symphony No 2 - Gustav Mahler (transcribed DJB)
with chorus and soloists
7 AugustSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
14 AugustUppsala Cathedral, Sweden at 4pm
24 AugustKonstantin Basilika, Trier, Germany
Mahler Symphony No.5 (arr. DJB)
25 AugustGrote Kerk, Den Haag, Netherlands
part of Den Haag Organ Festival
Improvisation Concert
26 AugustEchternacht, Luxembourg
part of 'Echternacher Orgelsommer'
Music by Gigout, Handel, Saint-Saens, Vierne, Durufle and Improvisation
29 August - 4 SeptemberGrand Prix de Chartres (Paris and Chartres)
Jury member
7 SeptemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 6pm
Bach Cantatas
11 SeptemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
13 SeptemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
16 SeptemberFirst Parish Church, Concord, MA, USA
Opening Organ Concert at 8pm
17 SeptemberConcord, MA, USA
Masterclass
25 SeptemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
27 SeptemberWiedermann Auditorium, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas at 7.30pm
2 OctoberSt John's Cathedral, Jacksonville, FL
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: Phantom of the Opera (1925)
6 OctoberTeaching in London
8 OctoberNichols Nymet House, North Tawton, Devon
Recital on Paul Goodman's great Cavaille-Coll Hauptwerk organ!
10 OctoberSt Michael's Church, Cornhill, London
Memorial service for Richard Popplewell, LVO
12-13 OctoberTeaching at Cambridge
14 OctoberSt Mary's Church, Saffron Waldon, Essex
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: Phantom of the Opera (1925)
15-17 OctoberRecord Mahler 2 transcription at Blackburn Cathedral, UK
for Chestnut Music
29 OctoberStavanger Concert Hall, Norway
Silent Movie Improvisation 'Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde' (John Barrymore, 1921)
1 NovemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
'The Notre-Dame tradition'
Music by Balbastre, Calviere, Vierne, St Martin and Pierre Cochereau
2 NovemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 6pm
Bach Cantatas
6 NovemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
8 NovemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
Symphony No 3 - Gustav Mahler (transcribed DJB)
with Christina Stelmacovich (mezzo soprano)
11 NovemberLawrence Park Community Church, Toronto at 7.30pm
15 NovemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
'Bach's influences'
20 NovemberCathedral of the Redeemer, Calgary, AB
(postponed to 2017)
26 NovemberLotte Concert Hall, Seoul, Korea at 14.00
Opening series on the new organ by Rieger Orgelbau
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: Phantom of the Opera (1925)
6 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
'The coming of the Saviour' - music for Advent
7 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 6pm
Bach Cantatas
7 DecemberYorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto at 7.30pm
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Festival of Lessons and Carols
17 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
'La Nativite du Seigneur' - Olivier Messiaen
18 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert

2016

 
24 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm

2017

 
15 JanuarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
17 JanuarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
22 JanuarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
24 JanuarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
'Canadian Pride' (works by Andrew Ager, Rachel Laurin and Healey Willan)
29 JanuaryTrinity College, Cambridge, UK at 5.45pm
Improvisations
30-31 JanuaryTeaching at Cambridge
4 FebruaryNotre-Dame de Paris, at 8pm
Works by Andrew Ager, Rachel Laurin and Healey Willan (IPF)
12 FebruarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
14 FebruarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
19 FebruarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
21 FebruarySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
26 FebruaryRockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago at 4pm
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 5, transcribed DJB
2 MarchRoy Thompson Hall, Toronto at 12 noon
with the Mendelssohn Singers, directed by Noel Edison
5 MarchSt Andrew's Episcopal Church, Amarillo, TX, USA at 4pm
10 MarchOklahoma State University at 8pm
Organ transcriptions festival
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB
19 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
21 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
26 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
28 MarchSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
2 AprilAscension Memorial Episcopal Church, Ipswich, MA at 4pm
Alma Cheney Memorial Concert
16 AprilSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Easter Day recital
19 AprilSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 7.30pm
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB
St James Cathedral Choir and friends
Julia Morson (soprano)
Christina Stelmacovich (mezzo)
22 AprilMacey's Store, Philadelphia at 4pm
(The famous Wanamaker organ!)
28 AprilFirst Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa, AL
30 AprilTrinity Episcopal Church, Danville, KY at 4pm
(Postponed until September 2018)
7 MaySt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
12 MaySt Philip's Cathedral, Atlanta, GA at 7.30pm
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB
14 MayCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA at 3pm
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde (1921) on C B Fisk Opus 129
22 MayBenaroya Hall, Seattle, USA
Vaughan Williams, Debussy, Brahms, Berlioz, Ravel, Improvisation Symphony in Five movements
25 MayZaragoza Cathedral, Spain
Mahler Symphony No 4 (transcr. DJB - world premiere)
27 MayNational Concert Hall, Madrid, Spain
Mahler Symphony No 4
30 MaySt Mary's Parish Church, Hay-on-Wye, UK
Lemmens, J S Bach, Franck, Widor, Vierne, Improvisations
5/6 JuneTeaching in Cambridge
9 JunePeterborough Cathedral, UK
Re-opening concert of Hill/Harrison organ
11 JuneSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert (Suite Opus 5, Maurice Durufle)
13 JuneSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
Mahler Symphony No 4 (North American premiere)
with Julia Morson (Soprano)
18 JuneSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
23 JuneLive on BBC Radio Three 'In Tune' at 5.15pm
24 JuneRoyal Festival Hall, London at 7.30pm
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Lodger' (1927)
27 JuneRugby School Chapel, UK at 7.30pm
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: 'Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde' (1921)
1 JulyGillingham Methodist Church, Dorset at 7.30pm
'Organ Fireworks' (with son et lumiere!)
5-15 JulyChurch of our Saviour, Lapa, Portugal
Mahler transcription concerts (Symphony No 4, works by JSB, Mahler Song Cycles with David John Pike, Baritone)
28-29 JulyRome, Italy
2 AugustArrhus Cathedral, Denmark at 5pm
Music by J S Bach, Cesar Franck, Maurice Durufle, Pierre Cochereau ('Alouette'), Improvisations
4 AugustHelligaandskirken, Copenhagen at 4.30pm
Music by J S Bach, Cesar Franck, Maurice Durufle, Pierre Cochereau ('Alouette'), Improvisations
5 AugustCopenhagen Cathedral, Denmark at 12 noon
Music by Nicholas Lemmens, J S Bach, Cesar Franck, Claude Debussy ('Faune'), Louis Vierne, Improvisations
8 AugustHofkirche, Lucerne, Switzerland at 8pm
Music by J S Bach, F J Haydn, DJB, Cesar Franck, Paul Dukas, Improvisation (Symphonie Improvisee
13 AugustSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 4pm
Twilight Concert
Sonata for Flute and Piano - Francis Poulenc (with Roseen Giles, Flute)
15 AugustSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
22 AugustSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
Requests programme
12 SeptemberSt Mungo's Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland at 7.30pm
15 SeptemberAll Saints Parish Church, Falmouth
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: Phantom of the Opera (1925)
21 SeptemberLeon Cathedral, Spain
Leon International Organ Festival
29 SeptemberCathedrale St Andre, Bordeaux, France
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 5 (transcribed DJB)
8 OctoberConcert for 'Les Amis de l'Orgue', Quebec City, Canada
L'église Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens at 2pm
9-22 OctoberCanadian International Organ Competition
Jury member
14 OctoberEglise St. Nom-de-Jésus, Montreal

 
Other recital highlights included:
BBC Promenade Concert from the Royal Albert Hall, London (broadcast live to an audience of over 2 million)
St Sulpice, Paris (Concert Spirituel)
International Performing Centre, Moscow, Russia (including Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4)
King's College, Cambridge, UK (Elgar Symphony No 1 transcription)
Worcester Cathedral, UK (Elgar Symphony No 1 transcription)
Cirencester Parish Church, UK (re-opening recital)
St Joseph's Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio
Philharmonie Concert Hall, Haarlem, Holland
Harrow School, UK
Opening recital on new Peter Collins Organ
Turin and Piacenza Music Festivals, Italy
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC
Final Concert of the American Guild of Organists National Convention
Belmont Abbey, UK (Opening recital)
Leipzig Gewandhaus, Germany (Hunchback of Notre-Dame)
York Minster (Symphony No. 3 Gustav Mahler - transcribed DJB)
Worcester Cathedral, UK (Three Choirs Festival Recital)
Premiere of new transcription of Symphony No 2 in E flat (1911)
St Sernin Basilica, Toulouse, France
2 concerts in the Festival 'Toulouse les Orgues'
St James Church, Muswell Hill, London, UK
Re-opening concert on refurbished Harrison and Harrison organ
Church of the Sacred Heart, Wimbledon, London, UK
Re-opening recital of organ by J W Walker
King's College, Cambridge, UK
Elgar Symphony No 2 transcription
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, UK
Dedicatory Series of new organ by Harrison and Harrison
Cathedral of the Redeemer, Calgary, AB
Canadian premiere of 'Messe pour Saint-Sulpice' (2011)
Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (Mahler Symphony No 5 transcription in opening series on C B Fisk opus 139)
Riverside Church, New York (Silent Movie Improvisation Concert 'King of Kings')