David Briggs

Concert Organist and Composer

Concert Schedule

Last updatedThursday 17th October 2019 (New York)

 
13 OctoberWashington DC (for American Guild of Organists)
Music by Lemmens, J S Bach, F J Haydn, Cesar Franck, Gustav Mahler, Chris Artley (Toccata - winner of the Washington AGO competition competition) and Symphonie Improvisee
20 OctoberCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
play 11am Eucharist
4pm Evensong (Choir of University of the South, Sewanee)
and
Organ Concert at 4.45pm (Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4)
22 OctoberAll Saints Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert 'Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde' (1920)
26 OctoberDe Pere Abbey, Green Bay, WI
Music by Saint-Saens, J S Bach/Vivaldi, Maurice Ravel and Symphonie Improvisee
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 on 'B-A-C-H' - Franz Liszt
3 NovemberSt Luke's-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, New York
play for Mass at 11am
'Truro Eucharist' (DJB)
(postponed until November 15th 2020, due to building work)
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
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert 'King of Kings' (Cecil B de Mille, 1928)
9 NovemberBasílica de Santa María, Durango, Spain at 8pm
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert 'King of Kings' (Cecil B de Mille, 1928)
13 NovemberAugustinerkirche, Würzburg, Germany
Music by J S Bach, Cesar Franck, Richard Strauss and improvisations
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
With the choirs of St Mary Redcliffe (Widor Messe, and works by Finzi, Walton and Howells)
26 NovemberTemple Church, London
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert 'Phantom of the Opera' (Lon Chaney, 1929)
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
19 JanuaryCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
play 11am and 4pm services
1 FebruaryOratoire du Louvre, Paris
4 and 5 FebruaryTeaching in Cambridge
7 FebruaryRugby School Chapel, UK
Re-opening concert at 7.30pm
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
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
16 April79 Reade Street, NYC
Improv concert in aid of 'Classical Action'
Steinway Model D Improvisations in the styles of J S Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Maurice Ravel etc
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 MaySt Thomas the Apostle, Groombridge, East Sussex, 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
19 MayHereford Cathedral, UK (tbc)
27 MayGloucester Cathedral, UK at 7.30pm
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
14 JuneGillingham Methodist Church, Dorset, UK at 7.30pm
'The Dream of Gerontius' (organ accompaniment)
with
The Farrant Singers
Susanna Spicer (Mezzo Soprano)
John Graham Hall (Tenor)
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
'Passacaglia Chromatique' (performed by Thomas Ospital at concert on 6th July)
12 JulySankt Johannes Church, Malmo, Sweden
including Bruckner Symphony No 7
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)
24 OctoberBlackburn Cathedral, UK at 7.30pm
Concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the organ by J W Walker/David Wood
28-30 OctoberTruro Cathedral, UK
Recording new transcription of Symphony No 5 (RVW) for Albion Records
31 OctoberAll Saints Church, Falmouth, UK
5 NovemberMurcia Cathedral, Spain (tbc)
Famous Merklin organ
15 NovemberSt Luke's in the Fields, New York
play DJB Truro Eucharist at 11am Mass
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
22 SeptemberPaderborn Dom, Germany at 7.30pm
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB
part of Paderborn Dom International Music Day