St Mary Redcliffe Church Organ Recital - October 19 2017 (Carleton Etherington)

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St Mary Redcliffe

Carleton Etherington

(Tewkesbury Abbey)

Thursday 19 October 2017

1.15-1.55 pm

Carleton Etherington is Organist and Director of Music at Tewkesbury Abbey,

where he resides over the famous Milton and Grove organs. He recently

celebrated twenty years in this post where his duties include the direction of

the Abbey Choir, which sing the weekend services and major festivals, and

accompanying the Schola Cantorum, which sing the weekday Choral

Evensongs. Educated at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester and London’s

Royal Academy of Music - where his organ teachers were Dr Peter Hurford

and David Sanger - Carleton held posts at St Bride’s Fleet Street and Leeds

Parish Church before moving to Gloucestershire. A graduate of London

University and a holder of the Academy’s Recital Diploma he was

subsequently awarded Associateship of the Academy.

A first prize winner in two prestigious organ playing competitions - Paisley

(1992) and the RCO Performer of the Year (1993) - Carleton has performed

throughout the UK and in France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Australia and

the USA. He has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4 many times and has been

featured on Radio 2’s The Organist Entertains. His various CD recordings, both

as soloist and accompanist, have received widespread acclaim from the critics.

Amongst his other musical activities Carleton is Musical Director and

Conductor of two thriving choral societies (Pershore and Cirencester) and is

Organ Tutor at Dean Close School, Cheltenham. He is also the director of

Musica Deo Sacra, a festival celebrating music in the liturgy, which takes place

at Tewkesbury each summer. A former Council Member of the Royal College

of Organists and a Past Chairman of the Gloucestershire Organists’

Association, he was recently bestowed with an Honorary Fellowship from the

Guild of Church Musicians.

Carleton Etherington

(Tewkesbury Abbey)

Thursday 19 October at 1.15pm

Philip Moore born 1943


James Nares 1715-1783

Introduction and Fugue in A

Edward Bairstow 1874-1946

Sonata in E flat

(i) Andante serioso, ma con moto

(ii) Allegro giocoso

(iii) Maestoso

Francis Jackson born 1917

Toccata, Chorale and Fugue

Please turn off mobile phones before the concert begins

Please do not take photos during the performance.

No Recordings can be made of this concert

without the permission of the performers.

Next week: Thursday 26 October

Huw Morgan (Monmouthshire)

The Arc Café in the Undercroft

Open Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 3.00 pm

Tel: 0117 929 8658

Serving home made refreshments all day

Lunch served from 12 – 2.30 pm

(drinks without a food order may not always be available at busy

lunch times)

For further information about organ recitals in the UK, please visit



0117 231 0060

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