Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Jonathan Vaughn

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Jonathan Vaughn from Christ Church, Greenwich, Conn., plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.

 

 

 

Repertoire

Introduction: The Lilac Fairy (Sleeping Beauty)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893
arranged Jonathan Vaughn

Intermezzo in E (op 116 no 6)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
arranged Edwin Lemare

Fantasie Chorale no 2 in F sharp minor
Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)

Prelude and Fugue in B (op 99 no 2)
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue in E flat minor
Healey Willan (1880-1968)

About Jonathan Vaughn

Jonathan Vaughn was born in Croydon in 1981 into a musical British-American family. As a boy he sang in the Addington Palace Choristers under Martin How whose encouragement led to his appointment as Organ Scholar at Croydon Parish Church at the age of thirteen. Before reaching seventeen he had gained both diplomas from the Royal College of Organists, winning most of the prizes.

Jonathan spent a year as Organ Scholar at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle before becoming Organ Scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge under Christopher Robinson and David Hill where highlights included acclaimed recordings of the works of Lennox Berkeley and Sir Edward Elgar on the Naxos label.

After leaving St John’s he spent three years as Assistant Director of Music at St Edmundsbury Cathedral before moving to be Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral, where he worked for nearly ten years. He leaves a legacy of CD recordings as accompanist, particularly of contemporary music, and he was Musical Director of the Somerset Singers and taught the organ at Wells Cathedral School.

In 2017 he moved to the United States, and following a period serving as Interim Associate Organist of The Cathedral of All Saints, Albany NY, he moved to his current position as Associate Director of Music at Christ Church, Greenwich CT. He regularly plays recitals in the US and the UK, and has recently released his second solo recording on the Regent Records label, of transcriptions of the music of Tchaikovsky.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • March 24, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm