Summer Music Series: Jérôme Faucheur

Music

Programme

Chromatic Fantaisy
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Choral Prelude “Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele” 
Johanne Sebastian Bach

Sonate in C minor
Samuel De Lange

No.1: After An Old French Air
No.2: Folk Tune
Percy Whitlock

Toccata no.1 in E minor
Joseph Callaerts

Scherzo opus 2
Maurice Duruflé

Invocations
Denis Bédard

Tickets

Tickets £8 adult, £4 student and FREE for Under 18s. Booking available from 01392 285983 (Monday to Friday) and online.

About

Jérôme Faucheur was born in LILLE (France) in 1953. He began his piano lessons at 8 and organ at 13. His organ teachers were Jeanne JOULAIN, Jean LANGLAIS and Rolande FALCINELLI, all students of Marcel DUPRE.

Among his awards, he has won an Organ and improvisation Gold Medal at the National Conservatory of Lille, and the Upper Diploma for organ playing at the Sacred Music Institute of Rouen. He has also won the First Organ Prize of the national contest sponsored by the french television network.

During 40 years, he has been Titular Professor of Organ at the schools of Music of Hazebrouck and Comines, until his retirement in July 2017, having taught more than 250 pupils! For them, he wrote an organ method translated in three languages, and edited by the Belgian editor Chantraine. Since 1970, he is the titular organist of an important parish near Lille, in the church of Bondues, where a new organ was built in 2004. He is a very active concert organist ,having played in the most famous organ festivals through Europa, but also overseas: the United States (New York, Boston, Washington, San Francisco), Canada (Vancouver), Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore) and Australia (Sydney, Adelaïde).

He specialised in the English organ fields, and has played in England for more than 50 recitals (London, Canterbury, Coventry, Blackburn, Saint Albans, Portsmouth, Chichester cathedrals, and many various churches).