D’Arcy delights at performing at church

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Organist D’Arcy Trinkwon is relishing the thought of a concert in Horsham Parish Church on Friday, September 13, promoted by the Crawley and Horsham District Organists’ Association

“Originally built by the great Henry Willis in 1865, sympathetic restorations have preserved the beauty and refinement of its tone and its powerful impact,” he said.

“Other than at church services, it is very seldom ever heard or enjoyed; it’s an outstanding musical instrument.

“The concert has been organised by Crawley & Horsham District Organists Association (the local branch of the Incorporated Association of Organists).

“This is a small group of people dedicated to upholding the best traditions of organ music, and they are trying very hard to make the event a success by attracting as wide an audience as possible.

“Many people are fascinated by the organ and its music, yet few known where to get to hear it well done. CHDOA is a group which survives mainly by its members’ annual subscriptions, so there is not a lot of money!

“I am playing this concert as a benefit for them.”

For further details, call 01403 266381 and www.chdoa.org.uk.

Having given more than 800 recitals in many of the world’s great venues, D’Arcy has built a considerable reputation for his passionate musicianship and colourful, varied programmes.

At Horsham he will play Bach’s stirring Sinfonia 29 and end with Widor’s dazzling Toccata, one of the great favourites at weddings throughout the country.

He will also play a Handel organ concerto and a virtuoso masterpiece by Arno Landmann composed on a theme of Handel.

For further details, call 01403 266381. Tickets £10, reserved in advance from crawleyandhorshamorganists@gmail.com or at the door on the night. Under-16s free.

The concert starts at 7.30pm, with a pre-concert guided tour of the organ at 6.30pm.