Our evening concert series continues in celebration of the completion of the Cathedral’s fine 1861 Nicholson organ, and the addition of the new en-chamade ‘Trompete de Maris’. This next concert will be given by Adrian Lucas.
Adrian Lucas is a freelance musician with an enviable reputation as a conductor, choral director, and organist. For some 30 years he worked in cathedral music: following an organ scholarship at St John’s College, Cambridge, he held posts at Portsmouth, Norwich, Salisbury, and Worcester Cathedrals. Alongside this he established his conducting skills with a number of choral and orchestral groups, including the Worcester Festival Choral Society, the City of Birmingham Choir and, for 15 years, the Three Choirs Festival. In January 2012 he left the Cathedral to concentrate on his freelance performing work and to establish his recording company, Acclaim Productions. He is also Head of Choral Studies at the Royal School of Church Music and former chairman of the British Music Society.
Adrian continues to perform regularly as an organist and has made many CD recordings and broadcasts, both as soloist and accompanist. He has played in Australia, most European countries, and from coast to coast in the United States and Canada. In the UK he has played at the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s and Southwark Cathedrals in London, as well as a wealth of venues including Cathedrals and major churches in Birmingham, Canterbury, Chichester, Coventry, Gloucester, Hereford, Norwich, Peterborough, Salisbury, St David’s, Truro, Winchester, and York. He is especially renowned for performances of organ transcriptions, including some of the great cornerstones of the classical and romantic repertoire. Recordings include the last recording on the old Worcester organ (Regent REGN 159) with music by Walton, Elgar, Stravinsky, and Wagner, and the inaugural recording on the new Kenneth Tickell instrument, featuring Julius Reubke’s Sonata on the 94th Psalm and the complete 1ère Symphonie of Louis Vierne.
The programme for the concert includes Bach, Elgar, Rachmaninov, Whitlock, and more.
Tickets £10, (£8 concessions) Book on Eventbrite here. Or please contact Tim.Burnett@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk in the Music Department