Lunchtime Organ Recital – Jan Hage

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Friday 22nd July at 1pm, we are delighted to welcome Jan Hage, Organist of Utrecht Cathedral, to give a Recital on the Organ at St Michael’s. Please feel free to come with a (quiet) lunch, if you wish. Entrance is free; a retiring collection will be shared between the Church and the performer. You may also like to know that Jan Hage is accompanying the Schola Davidica Utrecht as the visiting choir at Exeter Cathedral for the week 18-24 July (please see Cathedral Website for details). For other UK Organ Recitals, please see organrecitals.com

Programme:-

1. Johann Sebastian Bach – Fantasie und Fuge in g-moll (BWV 542)
2. Johann Sebastian Bach – Allein in der Höh’ sei Ehr’ (BWV 663)
3. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Variations sérieuses (arr. Reitze Smits)
4. Jan Welmers – Litanie
5. Maurice Duruflé – Suite – Prélude – Sicilienne – Toccata

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Jan Hage (born 1964) took organ lessons with Kees van Eersel and then studied organ (Professor Jan Welmers) and music theory at the Utrecht Conservatory, Musicology at the University of Utrecht, and Church Music at the Dutch Institute for Church Music in Utrecht. He holds diplomas as Teaching Musician, Performing Musician and Organ (with Improvisation), the practical Diploma in Church Organ playing (all with distinction) and a doctoral degree in Musicology. Then he studied organ with André Isoir for two years at the Conservatoire National de Région in Boulogne-Billancourt. He completed these studies obtaining the Premier Prix à l’unanimité du jury. He has won first prizes at competitions in Leiden, Bolsward, Schaffhausen and Poitiers.  In 2006 he received the Médaille d’argent Société Académique Arts-Sciences-Lettres in Paris for his services to French organ culture.
Jan Hage gives many concerts at home and abroad and makes radio, television and CD recordings. He is also active as a continuo player and accompanist for soloists and choirs. He is an advocate and much sought-after interpreter of contemporary organ music. As a soloist he has performed with among others the Percussion Group (The Hague), the Asko Ensemble and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. He also worked on the New Year’s Concert of the Dutch Wind Ensemble in 2002 and the autumn fashion show in 2001 by Victor and Rolf in Paris.
As a composer he has written works for organ and ensembles such as Song cycle for voice and instruments, “Elis” for voice, recorder and harpsichord, ‘Mass’ for soprano and organ, “waltzes”, “Psalms” and Suite for organ.
He was appointed in 1995 as organist of the Monastery Church in The Hague.
On June 1, 2011, Jan was appointed organist of the Cathedral of Utrecht.

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St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB