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Bath Abbey Recital – Claire Hobbs

Bath Abbey Recital - Claire Hobbs


Tue 14 May 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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Abbey Courtyard, Bath, BA1 1LT
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Bath Abbey 14.05.24

Enter via bookshop door to right of Great door

J S Bach (1685-1750):       Ricercar in C minor à 6 from The Musical Offering

J P Sweelinck (1562-1621):    Variations on Mein Junges Leben hat ein End

Bach:  Fugue in G (BWV 577)

J Alain (1911-1940):         Postlude pour l’office de complies

Anton Heiller (1923-1979):  Tanz-Toccata

Claire Hobbs was organ scholar at St John’s College, Oxford before postgraduate study at the RNCM and Geneva Conservatoire, where she won the Prix Otto Barblan for performance.   After positions as Organist of Holy Trinity, Geneva, Assistant Organist at Bristol Cathedral and Organist at Clifton Cathedral, she retrained as a music therapist at GSMD, subsequently working in the NHS and education.    As a piano and organ teacher, she enjoys working on the psychological aspects of playing and performance, and will be on the staff of the RCO Summer Course this year. She continues to perform as a recitalist, with recent recitals including Great St Mary’s Cambridge, Bristol Cathedral and St Mary Redcliffe.

Claire enjoys contributing to the Organists’ Review and writing about teaching and music therapy.