Dunblane Cathedral – 25 years of the Flentrop Organ

PRESS RELEASE

The 25th Anniversary of the dedication of the Flentrop Organ on Sunday 22nd April 1990 will be marked by a special recital at 4.00pm on Sunday 26th April.

Not only will this give music lovers a wonderful chance to hear this remarkable instrument, which has enjoyed high acclaim from the organ world since its installation, but also the opportunity to hear – and meet – our new Director of Music, Kevin Duggan, who played his first service on Palm Sunday. Kevin has come to us from the Danish island of Bornholm, where he was heavily involved in the local musical community as well as organising an international concert series. Kevin has given organ recitals in most European countries, and he played in Australia and New Zealand in 2014.

For this recital, he will be joined by soprano Ursula Bambuch, who will sing a couple of Kevin’s own compostitions in addition to music by Monteverdi and Langlais. Ursula was born in Bavaria and studied in Salzburg and Rome, specialising in opera and early music. She is now resident on Bornholm, and has performed many times with Kevin as accompanist. Kevin will demonstrate the Flentrop organ’s versatility in works by Bruhns, Frescobaldi, Schumann and Alain.

Kevin says: “I am delighted to have joined the cathedral community in Dunblane. I am very much looking forward to being involved with musical events in the area, and I’m very much looking forward to meeting everyone.”

Tickets for the recital are £8, £5 (conc) and children free. Tickets can be bought at the door or ordered in advance through the Cathedral Office, tel 01786 825538, or by email: office@dunblanecathedral.org.uk

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