Special Performance

Jeremy Spurgeon  Organ

*A Special ERS Performance on the Winspear Centre’s Davis Concert Organ

Jeremy Spurgeon

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7:30 PM

Winspear Centre for Music

*Please note: this concert is not included in the Season Subscription
Tickets through the TIX on the Square, Eventbrite, and at the door

$40 Adult  |  $30 Senior [60+] & Student

British-born Jeremy Spurgeon won scholarships to study organ and piano accompaniment at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. He later studied organ at the Geneva Conservatoire where he gained the Premier Prix de la Classe de Virtuosité. In 1980, he came to Edmonton as director of music at All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral and has since appeared with many Canadian and international ensembles, singers and instrumentalists. His teachers include Eileen Sullivan, Dame Gillian Weir and Lionel Rogg. He has performed in Canada, Britain, Italy, Switzerland and Poland. In 2018, Jeremy Spurgeon was honoured by the University of Alberta with an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree.

Featured Works

Francis Jackson (b. 1917)
Fanfare 1956

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Fantasia in G major  BWV 572
Meine Seele erhebt den Herren  My soul magnifies the Lord  BWV 648
Fuga sopra il Magnificat  BWV 733
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland  Now come, Saviour of the nations  BWV 659
Passacaglia in C minor  BWV 582

~~Intermission~~

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Carillon de Longpont Op. 31 No. 21 1914

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Les mages from La Nativité du Seigneur 1935

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Berceuse Op. 31 No. 19 1914

César Franck (1822-1890)
Choral No. 3 in A minor 1890

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
arranged in 1922 by Maurice Besly (1888-1945)
Berceuse and Finale from The Firebird 1910