Organ Recital - Ben Sheen
12 Flinders Street, Adelaide
23 July 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
After his highly successful 2015 visit, Benjamin Sheen is returning to Pilgrim on Sunday 23 July with a recital including works by Bach, Mozart, Vierne, Whitlock, Schumann and Karg-Elert. He will also be guest organist and choirmaster at the 11am service.
Benjamin Sheen is one of the UK's brightest young organists, currently Assistant Organist at St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City.
Ben began his musical education as a chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral, where he took up the organ aged 10. In 2003, Ben became the youngest person ever to give a recital in the cathedral’s Sunday evening series at the age of just 13. Ben was awarded a music scholarship to Eton College where he studied organ with Alastair Sampson and David Goode.
For three years, Ben held the position of organ scholar at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford where he was responsible for daily service playing as well as occasionally conducting the renowned cathedral choir. While studying at Oxford, Ben also had a busy solo career, which led him to numerous performances in cathedrals and concert halls across the UK, as well as further afield in Australia and Germany.
In 2013 he was the inaugural winner of the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, and in the same year a prize-winner at the St Alban’s International Organ Competition.
Alongside his busy recital schedule he has also recently completed his Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School in New York.
This session will cost $25 per person.
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