We are delighted to welcome international organist and Bach specialist Anne Page to Portico.
The Portico organ unifies elements of tradition and innovation within its structure and soundscape. The programme tries to reflect that dual nature: the first half is very much ‘in the footsteps of Bach’ with music from one of his pupils J.L. Krebs, and from Mendelssohn and Schumann who rediscovered the almost forgotten Cantor and paid homage to him in their own music. After the interval four composers give us four contemporary styles: Demessieux and Alain, formed by the same teachers but of extraordinary individuality; David Aprahamian Liddle takes inspiration from architectural forms and even the daily cup of tea; and Carl Rütti takes Gregorian chant into the realms of dance.
Supported by Lottery Project Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland