Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Friday 7th September 2018
After a gap of 8 years, renowned international concert organist Dr Kemp English returns to the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts for one of his captivating shows, this time featuring both the magnificent newly restored Cawthron organ and his own stunning state-of-the-art digital touring organ. Kemp brings a new spin to the “classical organ concert” with rich and varied programmes designed to demonstrate the fun and enjoyable side of the ‘King of Instruments’.
In his inimitable and charismatically humorous way, Kemp will introduce and perform a programme of glorious, thrilling, soothing and thunderous music from his three hugely popular Stormin’ Norma CDs (recorded on the Dunedin Town Hall organ) and his disc ‘The Organ is Dancing’, all of which have featured on RNZ, BBC, ABC and US radio networks. Withworks by Bach, Dubois, Saint-Saëns, Rawsthorne, Lithgow, Joplin and Lefébure-Wély and a selection of magical works by the contemporary Norwegian composer Mons Leidvin Takle, there will be something for every musical taste.