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30 May 2024 - 30 May 2024

Organ Recital at Halifax Minster

Price: Free

Event description

1pn – 2pm

Our concerts have free admission with a retiring collection towards the maintenance of our two historic organs.

Buffet lunches are available before each recital from 12.15pm for £6.


    “A programme of English and French organ music to commemorate the ‘Entente Cordial’ (1904)

Prelude in C – Edward Bairstow

Meditation (Symphony no.1) – Charles-Marie Widor

Toccata in D minor – Gaston Belier

Two pieces from Op 105 – Charles Villiers Stanford (d.1924)

“On a theme of Orlando Gibbons – Song 34”

Postlude in D minor

Chanson de Nuit – Edward Elgar

Carillon de Westminster (from “Pieces de Fantaisie”) – Louis Vierne

Scherzo in E  – Eugene Gigout

Noel – Henri Mulet

Festival Toccata – Percy Fletcher

David H Barker was organist at Whixley Church near Knaresborough from 1967-9; Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at Halifax Parish Church from 1969-76; Organist & Choirmaster at Holy Trinity, Huddersfield 1976-8; and Organist & Choirmaster at St Paul’s, King Cross, Halifax from 1979. David has continued to play regularly at the Minster and his association with the Minster’s music making is highly appreciated!

He has given recitals at churches in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria, has accompanied choirs in several cathedrals and large churches, including York Minster, Durham, Wakefield, Ripon and Blackburn Cathedrals, Bridlington Priory and Beverley Minster.
David has also accompanied choirs and soloists in different locations. He holds the BA Hons of Leeds University and the LTCL in organ performance.  Non-musical interests include transport, especially steam railways, medieval architecture and local history.

Accessibility Information:

  • Halifax Minster has a toilet with disabled access.
  • There is wheelchair access to the majority of the building.

Event details

  • This event is at Halifax Minster
  • Tickets are free
  • This event runs from 30 May 2024 - 30 May 2024.
  • halifaxminster.org.uk/