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04 Jul 2024 - 04 Jul 2024

Organ Recital by Darius Battiwalla 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.


Bach arr D Battiwalla: Chaconne

Marianne Martinez: Allegro brillante

Cesar Franck: Prelude, Fugue and Variation

Fela Sowande: Go Down, Moses

Philip Glass; Mad Rush

Amy Beach: Prelude on an old folk tune

Charles Ives: Variations on America

Darius took up the post of Leeds City Organist in 2017, programming the very successful Town Hall recital series and giving regular solo concerts. He is currently overseeing the renewal of the Leeds Town Hall organ. Recent performances include the recitals at the Cathedrals of Coventry, Lincoln, Ripon, and Lichfield, and this year sees appearances with Collegium Vocale Gent in Ghent and Amsterdam, and the annual recital for the Royal College of Organists conferment of diplomas. In August he will be part of the premiere of a new work for four organs by James Wood commemorating the Great Storm of 1674, to be performed simultaneously by organists across Europe.

He has appeared as soloist with the Halle – most recently in a live broadcast of Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass with Sir Mark Elder – and London Philharmonic Orchestras, and is a regular orchestral organist and pianist for the BBC Philharmonic and Halle orchestras. As a pianist, he gives regular chamber concerts with members of the Manchester orchestras, and on the harpsichord he has played continuo with many UK orchestras, and performed and broadcast harpsichord concertos: most recently soloist in Frank Martin’s Harpsichord Concerto for the Northern Ballet Theatre.

Darius taught organ and improvisation for many years at the RNCM, and is teaching on this year’s Royal College of Organists summer course.

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 04 Jul 2024 - 04 Jul 2024.
  • halifaxminster.org.uk/