Robin Hood’s Bay to host St Paul’s Cathedral Organist
Friday 26th May
An exciting concert given by St Paul’s Cathedral organist is coming up at St Stephen’s Church, Robin Hood’s Bay on Saturday July 8th at 3pm.
William Fox, Acting Organist at St Paul’s Cathedral, will be giving a recital on the organ of St Stephen’s Church, Robin Hood’s Bay. William, who is from Fylingthorpe, began his musical career as a chorister at York Minster, and has played the mighty organ of St Paul’s since 2018. He played at the National Service of Thanksgiving for the Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II; three months later he played at the National Service of Prayer and Reflection following her death – both services were broadcast to millions around the world.
This is a fantastic opportunity to hear a world-class musician playing a programme of beautiful music – from William Byrd and J.S.Bach to Florence Price and John Ireland. It is wonderful to welcome William to his old church to celebrate 150 years of St Stephen’s.
St Stephen’s Church is planning to launch a bursary fund for aspiring young organists – perhaps they will follow in William Fox’s footsteps!
Tickets (£5 adults/£2 children) can be reserved by ringing 01947 880093, or pay on the door (cash only) – retiring collection for the Young Organists Bursary Fund. Refreshments available. Doors open 2.30pm.