15th Anniversary Organ recitals

Joshua Roebuck

Programme for Recital at 2.00pm

 J S Bach:  Toccata in D minor (the "Dorian") 
J S Bach:  Three chorale preludes from the Orgelbuchlein
     Herr Christ, der Einige Gottes-Sohn
     O Mensch bewein dein Sunde gross
     Christ lag in Todesbanden
Mendelssohn:  Sonata IV in Bb: 
      Movements 1 & 4 
J S Bach:  Trio Sonata IV in E minor
J S Bach:  Prelude and Fugue in G  
Josh began his studies with Richard Darke in his hometown of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, and had further tuition from Keith Wright and Simon Lindley before moving to Birmingham to study.

Josh was the organ scholar at St Paul's in the Jewellery Quarter with Paul Carr before becoming the Organist of Emmanuel in September 2016, a role he combines with the Organ scholarship at Birmingham's Town Hall and Symphony Hall.

Josh regularly accompanies choirs including the conservatoire Chamber choir under Jeffrey Skidmore, and also came highly commended in the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition in 2017.

Ashley Wagner
Programme for Recital at 1.00pm

J S Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D.  BWV 532
Fournier: Cloches
Byrd: Fantasia
J S Bach: Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot. BWV 678 Scheidemann: Galliarda ex d
Vierne: Adagio (Symphony 3)
Frescobaldi: Canzona Quarta
Mendellsohn: Allegro assai vivace

Ashley Wagner has just been appointed to the post of Assistant Head of Music at Birmingham Cathedral, starting in January 2019. He will be the main accompanist for the cathedral choirs, direct the voluntary choir (the St. Philip's Singers) and play a significant role in the new music outreach program.

He is currently in his final year as an undergraduate at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he attends on a scholarship and studies with Henry Fairs, Daniel Moult and James Parsons. He combines this with the Organ Scholarship at Worcester Cathedral.

Ashley was a prize-winning music student at Dame Alice Owen's School. He has previously held Organ Scholarships at Birmingham Cathedral, St.Sepulchre-without-Newgate ('the musicians' church') and St. John the Baptist, Chipping Barnet. He has also studied the organ with Terence Atkins and Robin Walker.

He has won prizes and awards through the Essex Organ Competition, Northern Ireland International Organ Competition and the Royal College of Organists.

Ashley has performed as a soloist and recitalist at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Amsterdam Orgelpark, the Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham, Liverpool, Worcester, St. David's and St Edmundsbury Cathedrals and Exeter College, Oxford.

Future engagements include St. Paul's Cathedral.