Organ Recitals in Beverley Minster
The Midas Touch
Saturday 9th August 2008
The summer series of Organ Recitals in Beverley Minster continues on Saturday 9th August with an exciting and popular concert by The Midas Touch Duo. The Duo play a colourful mixture of established organ duos and specially commissioned transcriptions of James Bond theme tunes.
The Duo will also have a large screen in the Minster allowing the audience a unique view of their recital.
The Midas Touch Duo was formed, by Roger Sayer and Charles Andrews, in 2005 to give a concert in Russia in 2006. They have since toured the UK, USA and are planning a tour to the Far East.
Roger Sayer is constantly in demand as an organist and conductor. He makes regular visits to Scandinavia as well as giving numerous concerts in most parts of Europe and the USA.
The Midas Touch Organ Duo is one of his many musical activities and one which is hoped will promote the organ to a younger audience as they pilot educational concerts
Charles Andrews is a Foundation Scholar of the Royal College of Music, where he studies piano with John Barstow and organ with David Graham
Charles was a Junior Exhibitioner at the Royal College of Music. He plays regularly for choral services at Chelmsford Cathedral and is accompanist of the Chelmsford Singers. Charles is generously supported by the Trident Trust.
The concert, which begins at 6.00pm will include the theme tune from Dr No, Live and Let Die, Diamonds are forever and the Duran Duran hit View to a Kill. They will also play music by Langlais and Mozart.
Tickets at £7 (children free of charge) are available from Beverley Tourist Information Centre 01482 391672 or at the door from 5.30pm.