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Event:100th Anniversary at Brown Uni
Date:Sunday, September 21, 2003
Time:3:00 pm
Location:Sayles Hall Brown University, Providence, RI
Description:David Briggs; Sayles Hall, Brown University, Providence, 3:00 pm; masterclass 5:00. We are celebrating the 100th birthday of the Hutchings-Votey Organ at Sayles Hall Brown University this year and also 50 years of The Chaplaincy at Brown. As part of the festivities, we will be hosting British organist David Briggs in recital September 21 at 3:00 PM and a master class on improvisation at 5:00 PM. Briggs was the first British winner of the coveted Tournemire Prize at the St Albans International Improvisation Competition, and now teaches improvisation at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and Oxford University. He is Organist Emeritus of Gloucester Cathedral, where he directed the music for eight years, after having held similar positions at Truro and Hereford Cathedrals and at King's College, Cambridge, where he was Organ Scholar. "Stunning recital....Exceptional instrumental virtuosity is only one aspect of the unusual musical talents of David Briggs, organist at Gloucester Cathedral...proved his versatility...masterly playing...ended the recital with a dazzling improvisation worthy of the famous improvisers whom this series recalls (Widor, Dupré)." -Felix Aprahamian, Church Times, London The event is offered to the community free of charge. For more information call The Office of The Office of The Chaplain and Religious Life at Brown University, 863-2344. Handicapped accessible.

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