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Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concert - Gregory Drott (Organ)

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Thu 19th October, 2017, 12:45pm

Our 20th anniversary season begins with an organ recital by Gregory Drott. Born in Loughborough, Gregory studied in London and Cambridge. He is now much in demand as a performer. His programme: Bach, Handel, Vierne and Bartok.

A former Loughborough Grammar School pupil is returning to his home town. Greg Drott began to learn to play when he was just 11 years old, taking lessons from Brian Saddington at Loughborough’s Emmanuel Church.

Greg spent his gap year at the Royal College of Music, after private studies with Nigel Allcoat, and then was Organ Scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge. As well as the BA, he obtained the MusB and MPhil degrees in Musicology while serving as Assisting Organist to the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, and as Acting Director of Music in Chapel at Pembroke.

With the award of a Leverhulme Trust scholarship, he studied as a pianist and répétiteur at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction in 2012. During this period he performed at King's Place, St John's Smith Square, at the Oxford Lieder Festival, and on BBC Radio 3.

Gregory is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and an alumnus of the Georg Solti Accademia for répétiteurs in Florence. He combines work as a freelance pianist and organist with the post of Director of Music at St Stephen's, Gloucester Road, London; he also holds a Research Council award for part-time PhD studies at Cambridge, and rows for Pembroke. He is a member of the contemporary chamber music collective Ensemble Matisse. His other musical interests include improvisation, composing, and jazz.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

A soup & roll lunch is served from 12.00

Emmanuel Church, Forest Road, Loughborough, LE11 3NW

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