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March 1st, 2017 - Leeds Cathedral Organ Recitals and Masterclasses for Summer 2017
Leeds Cathedral Organ Recitals and Masterclasses for Summer 2017

The Diocese of Leeds Music Department is delighted to announce recitalists for its series of lunchtime recitals in Leeds Cathedral this summer. Alongside members of the Department, visiting recitalists will include Winfried Bönig (Organist of Cologne Cathedral), Adriano Falcioni (Organist of Perugia Cathedral), Darius Battiwalla (acclaimed organist and conductor from Hebden Bridge) and Mark Brafield (a Royal College of Organists Trustee).

David Pipe, Cathedral Organist, comments, “We’ve managed to secure a top-notch roster of recitalists for this year’s lunchtime recitals, and are particularly thrilled to be welcoming two overseas guests. In addition to their recitals, Winfried Bönig and Adriano Falcioni have generously agreed to give masterclasses for the Diocesan Organists’ Training Programme, which will offer high-points at the end of the Programme’s successful first year.

Admission is free for each recital, and they promise to offer a spectacular selection of music played on the Cathedral’s magnificent Klais organ, arguably amongst the finest instruments in the country.”

Full details of the recitals and masterclasses are:


Organ recitals - Leeds Cathedral, Mondays at 1.10-2.00 pm: free admission

8th May Winfried Bönig (Cologne Cathedral)

15th May Benjamin Saunders (Diocese of Leeds) & Una Barry (Soprano)

22nd May David Pipe (Diocese of Leeds)

5th June Mark Brafield (Dorking, Surrey)

12th June Thomas Leech (Diocese of Leeds)

19th June Adriano Falcioni (Perugia Cathedral)

26th June Darius Battiwalla (Hebden Bridge)


Organists’ Training Programme masterclasses

Winfried Bönig

St Patrick’s, Huddersfield: Tuesday 9th May, 5.30-9.00 pm


Adriano Falcioni

St Joseph’s, Bradford: Saturday 17th June, 1.00-4.00 pm



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Leeds Cathedral
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Leeds LS2 8BE

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