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Christ Church City: JONATHAN PRICE

Christ Church City: JONATHAN PRICE


Wed 4 Oct 2023    
1:10 pm - 1:45 pm


Christ Church with St Ewen
Broad St, Bristol, BS1 2EJ
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Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Jonathan Price.


Director of Music, Christ Church City

  • Toccata and Fugue in F major, Bux 157 (Buxtehude)
  • Suite du Deuxième Ton (Clérambault)
    Plein Jeu; Duo; Trio; Basse de Cromorne; Flutes; Récit de Nazard; Caprice sur les grands Jeux
  • Suite for Christ Church (John Marsh (b 1939))
    1: Paean (April 2008) 2: Elegiac Melody (March 2016) 3: Toccata-Carillon (November 2015)

This was a late change of artiste and repertoire, replacing Luke Bond.

Jonathan Price read music at Durham University and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists in 1986, having won three prizes for the highest marks in performance at the Associateship examinations.   His piano studies with Kate Miller resulted in the Licentiate Diploma of the Guildhall School of Music.   A Masters’ Degree in Management Studies led Jonathan into orchestral management:  after three years as Orchestra Supervisor of the Hallé Orchestra, he joined the National Centre for Orchestral Studies – subsequently The Orchestra for Europe – as Assistant Director.

October Lunchtime Concert list to download
Admission is free, with a Retiring Collection –
Tea & Coffee available before and after the recital

The organ at Christ Church is one of the finest in Bristol. The case and some of the pipework is by Renatus Harris (1708), but most of the pipes date from rebuilds in 1826 by John Smith and in 1869 by WG Vowles. The organ has three manuals and pedals, and again has tracker action following a major overhaul in 1997 by Roger D Taylor, the organ builder from Burrington, who also added four new stops. A new Solo Trumpet was added to the Choir in 2008, the organ’s 300th year: there are now 34 stops.