Videos

Recordings from Francesca Massey's "A Concert for Remembrance Day"

November 2023

We are pleased to be sharing one or two videos a week from Francesca Massey's fantastic concert last November - check back every Wednesday and Saturday for the next recording.

Sonata Eroïca (Joseph Jongen)
Passacaille (Frank Martin)
Fugue in E flat (St Anne) BWV 552ii (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Prelude in E flat BWV 552i (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Chorale Prelude on the Old 100th (John Joubert)
Toccata on Nu la oss takke Gud (Egil Hovland)
Elegy (George Thalben-Ball)

Recording from Richard McVeigh's "Organ Spectacular"

September 2023

We're delighted that Richard McVeigh of the famous Beauty In Sound YouTube channel joined us to perform "An Organ Spectacular" in September. Please find below a recording he's made available from the second half of the programme.

"No time for Caution" from Interstellar Suite (arr. Richard McVeigh)

Recording of our concert with John Dixon : Organist and Composer

July 2023

We are pleased to have been able to record and livestream this special concert with John Dixon performing his own compositions (including four world premieres) as part of our series for the hundredth year of the War Memorial Organ.

More information on the concert including the full music list and programme is available here.

Recordings from "A Centenary Celebration" with Adrian Lucas

February 2023

We are pleased to have been able to record the inaugural concert of our series for the hundredth year of the War Memorial Organ. Adrian Lucas performed a variety of music, and we are gradually sharing the recordings here for your enjoyment.

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Sweet Sixteenths - A concert rag for organ (William Albright)
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 (Edward Elgar)
Valse Mignonne Op.142 no.2 (Sigfried Karg-Elert)
Toccata Giocosa (William Mathias)
Scherzo in G minor (Marco Enrico Bossi)
Chorale Prelude “Dies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot” (J.S. Bach)
Absoute (Eugène Gigout)

New series of live recordings from the War Memorial Organ

April - May 2021

We are pleased to present our second series of live recordings of the War Memorial Organ, performed by Warren Symes, for you to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your own homes. Through April and May, we released what we hope was an exciting and varied programme, with pieces by Pietro A Yon, Mendelssohn, Buxtehude, Stanford, Vierne and more...

We hope you will enjoy seeing more of our organist and the organ in the recordings, with extra photography of the hall and wider school captured by friend and supporter of the Society, Craig McGarrigle, who also kindly filmed and produced this latest series.

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Festive Trumpet Tune (David German)
Psalm Prelude Set 1 No.2 (Herbert Howells)
Humoresque L'Organo Primitivo (Pietro A Yon)
Prelude in G Major (Felix Mendelssohn)
Fugue in G Major (Felix Mendelssohn)
Berceuse (Louis Vierne)
Ciacona in E Minor (Dietrich Buxtehude)
'Intermezzo' founded upon an Irish air (Charles Villiers Stanford)

Richard Brasier performs an organ recital for Christmas

19th December 2020

Richard's recital appears below here following its first broadcast at 7:30pm on Saturday 19th December 2020.

More details on the concert and Richard's programme are available on our new concert streaming page.

An offering for Armistice Day

11th November 2020

In remembrance of all those fallen in two World Wars and other conflicts, as the School observes its 2 minutes silence today on Wednesday 11th November 2020.

Despite not being able to gather as one community of Southendians Past and Present in the School's Main Hall with the War Memorial Organ and Rolls of Honour this year, we make this poignant offering as part of our series of live recordings.

Nimrod from Sir Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations

Live recordings from the War Memorial Organ

May - June 2020

We are pleased to announce a series of live recordings of the War Memorial Organ, made by Warren Symes, for you to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your own homes. We will release a video or two each week here, with a programme featuring many favourite pieces from J.S. Bach, Karg-Elert, Handel, Vierne and more...

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and like us on Facebook to be notified of new videos, or check back on this page. We are grateful to Warren for recording this music during a check of the organ's mechanisms, and to Jonathan Roberts for his technical assistance in making the recordings available.

Nun danket alle Gott (Karg-Elert)
Hallelujah Chorus from 'Messiah' (G.F. Handel)
Ertöt uns durch dein Güte, BWV 22 (J.S. Bach)
Jesus, bleibet meine Freude, BWV 147 (J.S. Bach)
Aria (John Dixon)
Boléro de concert (Lefébure-Wély)
Erbarm' dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721 (J.S. Bach)

Interview with Adrian Lucas following his recital

June 2018

As part of the preparations for the concert by internationally acclaimed musician and OSOS President Adrian Lucas to celebrate the rebuilding of the school organ, we interviewed Adrian on his time at school, his career since then, and the recent work and activities of the Organ Society.