Name: Malcolm Stonestreet
Borrowdale, CA12 5XG
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Recital by Matthew Jorysz
Assistant Organist, Westminster Abbey
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Matthew Jorysz has been Assistant Organist of Westminster Abbey since January 2016, having been appointed to the position after spending a term as Abbey Organ Scholar. Along with the Sub-Organist, he is responsible for playing the organ for services in the Abbey, accompanying the Abbey Choir, and assisting in conducting the choir and training the choristers. At the Abbey, he has played at many occasions of national importance and broadcast on BBC radio and television.
Before taking up his appointment at Westminster Abbey, Matthew held the Organ Scholarship at Clare College, Cambridge whilst studying for a degree in Music. At Clare, he accompanied and occasionally directed the choir in its schedule of services, concerts, tours, broadcasts and recordings. This included tours of Europe and the USA, broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and several CD recordings, most notably of Duruflé’s Requiem with Neal Davies and Jennifer Johnston. Prior to commencing his studies in Cambridge, Matthew spent a year as Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral, where he accompanied the choir for the majority of services and played in the Southern Cathedrals Festival.
Alongside his work at the Abbey, Matthew is active as a recitalist, performing regularly in the UK and further afield. Recent performances include the Sept Chorals-Poèmes d’orgue pour les Sept Paroles du Christ of Tournemire at Westminster Abbey, alongside appearances in Spain and Germany.
He is also developing a career as a pianist and chamber musician, chiefly collaborating with singers. Recent performances include Messiaen Poèmes pour Mi, Britten Winter Words and Schumann Dichterliebe and performances of two of Britten’s Canticles in Westminster Abbey. He recently released a recording, Sphinx, of Russian 19th and 20th century art song with countertenor Hamish McLaren. Selected as editor’s choice in Limelight Magazine, he is described as ‘…the eloquent pianist throughout, a sensitive accompanist who knows when to offer comfortable support and just what to bring out in these expressive scores.’
The Programme will include:
Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Elgar:Pomp and Circumstance March.
The OrganThe Pipe Organ arrived in Borrowdale in 1901 built by Blackett and Holden. It was lovingly restored by Sam Hicks in the 1970s using parts of an organ from the Baptist Church in Beverley. It has now been totally rebuilt by John Lightbrown and Son, Organ Builders of Tynemouth.
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