Preview: VCH ORGAN SERIES – Martin Setchell by Singapore Symphony Orchestra
International concert organist Martin Setchell, well-known as both transcriber and performer, is set to introduce and play transcriptions (mostly his own) of favourite music from the 18th and 20th centuries, perfect for the VCH Klais organ – from the ornate vigour of the Baroque, to the effusive, genteel dances of popular vein, culminating in the relentless oriental verve of the famous Sabre Dance.
Showcasing the versatility and extensive range of the pipe organ, Setchell will play tunes such as Handel’s Overture to An Occasional Oratorio and Bach’s Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 29, Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, ending with Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance from Gayane.
Martin Setchell plays at the Victoria Concert Hall on 1st April 2019. Admission is free upon collection of an admission slip 11:45am at the VCH Atrium (Level 1). Tickets available from SISTIC