Organ Reframed – Union Chapel

Event Date: Sunday 9 October 2016 - Doors 6.30pm. Concert 7.30pm
Address: Union Chapel, London

Live Recording of Radio 3's Open Ear at the Church of St John-at-Hackney in London on Thursday 30 June 2016. Photo by Mark Allan/BBC

Organ Reframed is a three day festival of film, intimate solo sets, improvisations and larger scale commissions based around Union Chapel’s 1877 organ, designed and built for the space. The weekend brings an experimental approach to this extraordinary instrument and will challenge perceptions of what it is capable of.

In celebration of the final night of the festival, the London Contemporary Orchestra with James McVinnie will perform five new works from prolific composers: Craig Armstrong, Mark Fell, Alex Groves, Chaines and Catherine Lamb, many writing for the organ for the first time. These works will firmly put the organ in the spotlight as an instrument which plays a key role in the development of new music today. Plus, the premiere of the revised version of Edmund Finnis‘ ‘Between Rain’ and the first public performance of Mica Levi‘s ‘Brain’.

Robert Ames (conductor)

Photo: Mark Allan