Recital at Trinity Santa Barbara   Leave a comment

It’s always a pleasure to drive up the beautiful coast to play at Trinity Church, Santa Barbara.

And it was gratifying that more than 100 people came out on Sunday to hear music by Bach, Gigout and others – and my trademark encore, my arrangement of the theme song from  TV’s Zorro. (Here’s the program if you’d like to see what I played.)Image

One audience member had even heard me in York last July, where he said he had gone to our first Evensong and returned to the others to hear my postludes!

Emma Lou Diemer was there, too, and we had a wonderful talk. Carolyn and David Gell are always the most gracious of hosts with equally interesting guests.

Sometimes I envy violinists and others who carry their own instruments. But that wouldn’t give the same sense of musical discovery as when I get to really explore what a different organ can do. The new organ console at Trinity (new for an organ – 2006) really allowed me to bring out some special Ray Urwin-type colors in the pieces.

Thanks again to David and all at Trinity, as well as the wonderful audience!

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Posted November 18, 2013 by Ray Urwin in Uncategorized

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