Jonathan Kingston

2020 Willis Pipe Organ Festival

Musical Director: Jonathan Kingston

The 2020 festival is online this year. It was originally planned for Friday 23 to Sunday 25 OCTOBER 2020
but the face-to-face event has been cancelled due to the global pandemic.

Instead, we are bringing you two online events, which will be recorded in the church on the Willis organ during October and broadcast via YouTube in November.

Save the dates now and join us this year from the comfort of your own home!

Burlesque on Carmen (1915)

Burlesque on Carmen (1915)

Saturday 7 November:
Saturday Night at the Movies
Silent Movies with live organ accompaniment by Donald MacKenzie - Burlesque on Carmen starring Charlie Chaplin (1915)
7:30 pm online premiere

Before the movie, Donald plays a selection of lighter organ music and gives a personal introduction to the film.

The event will be broadcast on YouTube at https://youtu.be/BC4qBaHaylM

Donald MacKenzie at the console

Donald MacKenzie at the console

Donations are invited and will go towards the Willis organ and its continued upkeep and maintenance.

Saturday 14 November:
The Organ Festival Recital
Jonathan Kingston plays music from the UK, USA, France, Germany and Italy
7:30 pm online premiere

Jonathan will introduce each piece of music:

  • Processional in A major — David Johnson
  • Organ Concerto Op. 4, No. 2 — Handel
  • Paean — Philip Moore
  • Petit Prelude — Josef Jongen
  • Lied — Louis Vierne
  • Tiento de Premier tono — Pablo Bruna
  • War March of the Priests — Mendelssohn

The event will be broadcast on YouTube at https://youtu.be/kcRQbR2Banc

Donations are invited and will go towards the Willis organ and its continued upkeep and maintenance.

You can read about our previous pipe organ festivals (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015).

For Organ concerts see also Organrecitals.com

Jonathan Kingston at the Willis console

Jonathan Kingston at the Willis console