Internationally renowned organist David Briggs brings a spine-chilling screening of the classic 1920 Gothic horror Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde to Christ Church, Bath, with live improvised organ accompaniment on the newly restored Christ Church organ.
David Briggs, concert organist and composer, is Artist in Residence at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. Recently hailed by the New York Times as “one of our finest organists,” David has built a world-wide reputation for making organ music exciting, inspiring, and accessible to a broad and diverse range of listeners, helping ensure that present and future generations will appreciate, be moved and even changed by, this supreme instrument. Described by Andrew McGregor of BBC Radio 3 as a “phenomenal improviser,” in addition to more traditional organ recitals David regularly performs improvised accompaniment to classic silent movies of the 1920s. These concerts often bring in audiences ranging from age 5 to 95!
Not only is David Briggs an exceptional performing organist, but he’s an intrepid improviser and a compelling composer too.
Michael Barone, Pipedreams, NPR
None of us will ever forget your incredible improvisation. You managed to get absolutely everything into it, from great solemnity to joyful jokes! J.S. Bach
almost paled into insignificance for a moment, but of course had the last word in that wonderful Fantasia and Fugue.
Elizabeth Bates, Director, the Bath Bach Festival, UK
Doors will open at 7pm.
Drinks will be available for purchase.
As with all churches in Bath city centre, parking at the church is very limited. If you require parking because of a disability please contact the church, otherwise, please make alternative arrangements. Charlotte St car park is 10 mins walk away. Directions can be found on the church website.