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Here are two unusual pieces of music played by Peter Wright at Our 25th Anniversary Concert

Walking the Dog by George Gershwin (sometimes entitled Promenade) and

Pièce de tonnerre   Michel Corrett (1709-1795)  

(“for the use of religious ladies and anyone else who likes to imitate thunder on the organ”)

It is hoped that (dependant on your speakers) you will obtain some sense of the delights of this Organ and its scope.

In May 2011 Peter Wright was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal College of Church Music (FRSCM), in recognition of his work at Southwark and for church music in general, and he is also an Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians.  Now a Vice-President of the Royal College of Organists, Peter became a member of the Council in 1990 and was Chief Examiner from 1997 before becoming President (2005-2008).

Two pieces from the

Celebrity Organ Recital

(to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the rebuilt church)


Peter Wright

Organist and Director of Music Southwark Cathedral

Peter Wright at the console of

St John’s URC Organ in 2004

The story of our Organ