David Briggs

Concert Organist and Composer

Concert Schedule

Last updatedMonday 19 August 2019 (NYC)

 
7 SeptemberLlandaff Cathedral, UK
part of RCO/IAO 'OrgelFest'
Music by Saint-Saens, J S Bach, C-M Widor, Marcel Dupre
and an Improvised Symphony on Three famous Welsh themes
recorded for broadcast later this month on BBC Radio 3
8 SeptemberChrist Church, Bath, UK
Re-opening recital
Silent movie improvisation concert
Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde (1920)
11 SeptemberTrinity School, Croydon, UK at 7.30pm
Opening recital on new Wyvern organ
Tickets at http://bit.ly/DavidBriggsTrinity
15 SeptemberOratoire St Joseph, Montreal, QE
Tchaikovsky 4 (transcribed DJB)
Opening Concert of the Canadian International Organ Competition Festival
22 SeptemberForrest Burdette United Methodist Church, Hurricane, WV
Organ Concert (famous 6 manual organ!)
1 OctoberTexas A&M International University, Laredo, TX
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert
2 OctoberTexas A&M International University, Laredo, TX
Solo Concert (Repertoire, Transcriptions and Improvisations)
5 OctoberSt James Episcopal Church, Alexandria, LA
13 OctoberWashington DC (for American Guild of Organists)
20 OctoberCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
play 4pm Evensong
and
Organ Concert at 5pm
22 OctoberAll Saints Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA
26 OctoberDe Pere Abbey, Green Bay, WI
29 OctoberCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
Great Music in a Great Space
Pre-Concert talk at 6.30pm
Concert at 7.30pm
Music to include
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 - J S Bach
Fantaisie en la - Cesar Franck
Allegretto - Florence Price
Variations on 'The A-train' - DJB (premiere)
Deuxieme Symphonie - Marcel Dupre
Fantasia and Fugue on 'Ad nos, ad salutarem undam' - Franz Liszt
3 NovemberSt Luke's-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, New York
play for Mass at 11am
'Truro Eucharist' (DJB)
5 NovemberCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
Concert with the Oratorio Society of New York, conducted by Kent Tritle
Vespers - Rachmaninoff and Requiem, Opus 9 - Maurice Durufle
8 NovemberBasílica de Begoña, Bilbao, Spain at 8pm
9 NovemberBasílica de Santa María, Durango, Spain at 8pm
13 NovemberAugustinerkirche, Würzburg, Germany
15 NovemberKing's College, London
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB
19 NovemberKing's College, London
Choral Evensong with Music composed by DJB, Kerensa and Miriam Briggs!
20 NovemberTeaching in Cambridge
22 NovemberSt Mary Redcliffe, Bristol at 7.30pm
26 NovemberTemple Church, London
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert 'Phantom of the Opera' (Lon Chaney, 1929)
6 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 7.30pm
with the Choir of St James Cathedral
8 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto
Three services and twilight concert
10 DecemberSt James Cathedral, Toronto at 1pm
24 DecemberCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
Festival of Lessons and Carols at 4pm
Midnight Mass at 10.30pm

2020

 
7 JanuaryThe Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, CA
10th anniversary recital on the Conroy Memorial Organ at 7.30pm
8 JanuaryThe Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, CA
AGO Improvisation Masterclass
8 JanuaryThe Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, CA
Choral Concert '21st Century Music in a 21st Century Cathedral', including DJB 'Messe pour St Sulpice'
16 JanuarySt Paul's Chapel, Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York at 1pm
1 FebruaryOratoire du Louvre, Paris
3 and 4 FebruaryTeaching in Cambridge
6 and 7 FebruaryBlackburn Cathedral
RCO Course (tbc)
11 FebruarySolihull School, UK
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert 'Phantom of the Opera' (Lon Chaney, 1929)
16 FebruarySt Luke's Cathedral, Orlando, FL at 3pm
Co-sponsored by the Orlando Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
17 FebruarySt Luke's Cathedral, Orlando, FL
Improvisation masterclass
18 FebruarySt George's Episcopal Church, The Villages, Orlando, FL at 7pm
22 FebruaryCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
Adult Choirs Festival, 2-6pm
23 FebruaryCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
play 4pm Evensong (Choir of University of the South, Sewanee)
and
Organ Concert at 4.45pm
including 'Three Motets for High Soprano and Organ'
Salve Regina/Ave maris stella/Alma Redemptoris Mater (DJB)
with Nola Richardson (Soprano)
26 FebruaryKimmel Center, Philadelphia
Grand Organ Celebration with Wayne Marshall and Olivier Latry
28 FebruaryAlumni Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington IN
Silent movie improvisation concert (tbc)
6 MarchSt Paul's Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, PA at 7.30pm
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert
'King of Kings' (Cecil B de Mille, 1928)
10 MarchCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
Great Music in a Great Space
Pre-Concert talk at 6.30pm
Concert at 7.30pm (program tba)
13 MarchForrest Burdette United Methodist Church, Hurricane, WV
Silent movie improvisation concert
29 MarchSt Luke's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX
4 AprilAll Saints Episcopal Church, Worcester, MA
10 AprilCathedral of St John the Divine, New York at 7pm
Good Friday
Improvised 'Stations of the Cross'
11 AprilCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
Easter Vigil at 7pm
12 AprilCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
Easter Day Services at 11am and 4pm
24 AprilSt Joseph's Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB
3 MaySt Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, Austria
Part of opening series on new organ by Rieger Orgelbau (www.domorgel.wien)
5-6 MayTeaching in Cambridge
7 MayGroombridge Parish Church, UK at 7.30pm
13 MaySalisbury Cathedral, UK
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB
Opening concert after the restoration of the celebrated 'Father' Willis organ
16 MaySt Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, Netherlands
31 MaySt Davids Festival, Wales (tbc)
6 JuneAbbatiale St Etienne, Caen, France
Special concert on 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings
part of International Organ Festival
with Silent Movie footage and improvisations
7 JuneNotre-Dame de Vimoutiers, France
recently-restored Cavaille-Coll organ
11 JuneLograno Cathedral, Spain
16-20 JuneConcours d'Orgue de Quebec
Eglise Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens, Quebec City
Jury member and Concert
5-9 JulyAGO National Convention, Atlanta, GA
Featured composer
17 JulyHelligaandskirken. Copenhagen, Denmark at 4.30pm
22 JulyTruro Cathedral, UK
Bruckner Symphony No 7 (transcribed DJB)
Benefit concert for Truro Cathedral Music Department
27 JulyWorcester Cathedral
2020 Three Choirs Festival Celebrity Recital
5 AugustPeachtree Road United Methodist Church, Atlanta
Part of Atlanta Summer Organ Festival
6 SeptemberGrace and St Stephen's Church, Colorado Springs, CO
re-opening recital
19 SeptemberRoyal Hospital School, Holbrook, UK
RCO Masterclasses at 11.45am and 1.45pm
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert at 4pm
Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde (John Barrymore, 1920)
1 OctoberSpeyer Dom, Germany
3 OctoberSt Martin, Bad Ems, Germany
17 OctoberDe Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
Concert with the Leicester Philharmonic Choir
Messe Solennelle (Louis Vierne) and Requiem (Maurice Durufle)
28-30 OctoberTruro Cathedral, UK
Recording new transcription of Symphony No 5 (RVW) for Albion Records
5 NovemberMurcia Cathedral, Spain (tbc)
Famous Merklin organ
20 NovemberFirst Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB

2021

 
21 AugustYork Minster, UK
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB
part of re-opening series after the York Minster organ restoration