Organ Improvisation

Date
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Venue
St Mary's Episcopal Church

Improvisation Class

After over 50 years of teaching, this is the first time, he says, he has embarked on teaching improvisation.  So good luck to all.

No need to prepare anything - just come along and take part, or just come along and listen.

There will also be a few funny stories as well.

There will be refreshments at around 3.15pm and the afternoon will be finished not later than 4pm.

Ronald Leith

Ronald Leith is an Aberdonian who since 1973 has been organist, at St. Mary's (Roman Catholic) Cathedral, Aberdeen. He is also city carilloneur. He studied organ and harpsichord at the Royal College of Music in London, and in 1972 won first prize in the National Organ Playing competition at Southport. Since then, he has undertaken many recitals and tours both in the U.K. and on the continent, as well as broadcasting regularly on Radio 3. 

In 1978, the Sanctus, Acclamation and Great Amen of his Elphinstone Mass was selected to be sung at the Papal Visit to Scotland in 1978 at Bellahouston Park. 

Ronald was awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontificate Papal medal on the Feast of Saint Stephen 2013, by Bishop Hugh Gilbert, for over forty years outstanding and distinguished service to the Church.

 

Performers
Ronald Leith -
Aberdeen & District Organists Association
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