Summer Music Series: William Peart

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Thursday, 22 August 2019
Exeter Cathedral


Praeludium g-Moll (BuxWV 149)
Dieterich Buxtehude

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (BWV 676)
Johann Sebastian Bach​

Vers l’espérance (Trois Poèmes)
Thierry Escaich​

Nun ruhen alle Wälder
Jacques van Oortmerssen​

Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain
Maurice Duruflé​


Born in 1996, William’s earliest musical training began in 2004, as a chorister at St. Mary’s Church, Oldswinford under Richard Hall. In 2016, he won a scholarship to study the organ with Prof. Henry Fairs at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he is currently in his third year. Important teachers and influences have so far included Thomas Corns, Prof. Martin Schmeding and Prof. Pieter van Dijk (organ literature); Alexander Mason (improvisation), as well as Paul Spicer (choral conducting).

William enjoys an active programme of solo and composite recital performances that in recent years have taken him throughout the UK and abroad, to such countries as Canada, France, Germany and The Netherlands. He is also active as a continuo player, performing regularly with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Baroque Orchestra and the Central England Camerata, in addition to freelance work across the UK.


This concert is included in your Cathedral admission fee.