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Olivier Latry to give rescheduled concert on new French-style Skrabl organ in Kensington

The new Skrabl organ in Our Lady of Victories, Kensington, London Click image to enlarge

The rescheduled inaugural concert on the new Skrabl organ in Our Lady of Victories, Kensington, will be given by Olivier Latry on Thursday, January 20, 2022. (Please note the revised date).

Covid regulations forced the postponement of the event last year, so we are delighted that he is available to play the following programme: 

       Johann-Sebastian BACH (1685 – 1750) :
       Ricercare a six BWV 1079

       Johann-Sebastian BACH / Charles-Marie WIDOR (1844 – 1937) :
       Marche du Veilleur de nuit
       Mattheus Final (Extrait de Memento Bach)

       Johann-Sebastian BACH / Eugène GIGOUT (1844 – 1925) :
       Aria de la Cantate de la Pentecôte

       Louis VIERNE (1870 – 1937) :
        Pièces de Fantaisie (deuxième suite, op. 53) :
            Hymne au Soleil
            Feux follets
            Clair de lune
            Toccata

       Olivier LATRY (1962 - )
       
Improvisation

Latry, Titular Organist of Notre Dame, Paris, and Professor of Organ at the Conservatoire de Paris, is regarded as one of the world's leading performers and improvisers. 

His programme is ideally suited to the Kensington's four-manual, 52-stop instrument. Its scheme is inspired by the French symphonic tradition, which found its culmination in the work of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.

The organ was made at Skrabl's workshop in Slovenia and tonal finishing of the thousands of pipes took place in London.

The concert will begin at 7.30pm. Tickets may be obtained at https://olivier-latry-kensington.eventbrite.co.uk. Early booking is recommended, as numbers are limited.

Our Lady of Victories, 235a Kensington High Street, W8 6SA.

 

Specification of the Grand Organ of Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Church, Kensington

PÉDALE (32 notes)

Contrebass 32
Soubasse 32
Contrebasse 16
Principal 16
Bourdon 16
Prestant 8
Flûte 8
Octave 4
Contre Bombarde 32
Bombarde 16
Trompette 8

I: GRAND ORGUE (61 notes)
Bourdon 16
Montre 8
Diapason 8
Bourdon 8
Flûte harmonique 8
Prestant 4
Flûte 4
Octave 2
Trompette 8
Clairon 4
Quinte 2 2/3
Fourniture IV
Recit - Grand Orgue 16
Grand Orgue 16
Grand Orgue 4
Grand Orgue annulation 8

II: POSITIF (61 notes)
Diapason 8
Bourdon 8
Rohrflûte 8
Viole de gambe 8
Voix céleste 8
Octave 4
Bourdon 4
Octave 2
Dulciane 8
Quinte 2 2/3
Tierce 1 3/5
Trémolo Positif
Positif 16
Positif 4
Positif annulation 8

III: RÉCIT EXPRESSIF (61 notes)
Bourdon 16
Diapason 8
Bourdon 8
Violoncelle 8
Voix angélique 8
Flûte ouverte 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Octavin 2
Hautbois 16
Trompette 8
Hautbois 8
Voix humaine 8
Clairon 4
Plein jeu IV
Trémolo Récit
Récit 16
Récit 4
Récit annulation 8

IV: BOMBARDE (61 notes)
Flûte traversière 8
Flûte traversière 4
Trompette Pontificale 16
Trompette Pontificale 8
Trompette Pontificale 4

TIRASSES
Tirasse Grand Orgue
Tirasse Positif
Tirasse Récit Expressif 
Tirasse Bombarde

ACCOUPLEMENTS
Positif - Grand Orgue
Récit - Grand Orgue
Bombarde - Grand Orgue
Récit - Positif
Bombarde - Positif
Bombarde - Recit
Grand Orgue - Bombarde

ACCESSORIES
Tutti I
Tutti II
Divisional pistons 1 - 10 
General pistons 1 - 10 (to 999)
Stepper
Pedal divide

The organ is located on the a gallery at the west end of the church and large screen will be installed, giving the audience a close-up view of the organist.

Tickets: www.olov-kensington.eventbrite.com. Early booking is recommended, as ticket numbers are limited. 
Our Lady of Victories, 235a Kensington High Street, W8 6SA.