DAVID BRIGGS

NOVEMBER 13, 2022 AT 4PM free admission 

James D. Johnson Memorial Organ Concert

ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL, DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE

 

THE ARTIST

“Mr. Briggs is one of our finest organists, and also a par6cularly good transcriber of orchestral works for his own instrument. “ The New York Times

David Briggs is an interna6onally renowned organist whose per-formances are acclaimed for their musicality, virtuosity, and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages. Consistently ranked as one of the finest organists of his genera6on, David’s extensive repertoire spans five centuries. He has also become one of the foremost organ transcribers of symphonic works, thereby giving listeners the opportunity to experience the organ in a new way. He has transcribed orchestral composi6ons by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Bruckner, Ravel, and Bach as well as Mahler’s Second, Third, Fourth, FiJh, Sixth, and Eighth symphonies.

Described as ‘an intrepid improviser” by Michael Barone, host of American Public Media’s Pipedreams, David also frequently per-forms improvisa6ons to silent films such as Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Nosferatu, Jeanne d’Arc, Metropolis, King of Kings, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the General, and a variety of Charlie Chaplin films.

At the age of 17, David obtained his FRCO (Fellow of the Royal Col-lege of Organists) diploma, winning the Silver Medal of the Wor-shipful Company of Musicians. From 1981-84 he was Organ Schol-ar at King’s College, Cambridge University, during which 6me he studied with Jean Langlais in Paris. The first Bri6sh winner of the Tournemire Prize at the St Albans Interna6onal Improvisa6on Compe66on, he also won the first prize in the Interna6onal Im-provisa6on Compe66on at Paisley. Subsequently David held posi-6ons at Hereford, Truro and Gloucester Cathedrals.

Deeply commiaed to ensuring organ music remains relevant and vibrant, David enjoys giving pre-concert lectures and demonstra- 6ons that help make organ music more broadly accessible. He teaches performance at Cambridge University, frequently serves on interna6onal organ compe66on juries, and gives master class-es at colleges and conservatories across the U.S. and Europe.

David performs more than 50 concerts a year at such venues as Maison Symphonique, Montreal; Royal Albert Hall, London; Notre -Dame, St Sulpice and St Eustache, Paris; Kimmel Center, Phil-adelphia; Berlin Philharmonie, Germany; St James Cathedral, Toronto; Interna6onal Performing Arts Center, Moscow; Valencia Cathedral, Spain; Na6onal Auditorium, Madrid; Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria (BC); Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway; Grace Cathedral, San Francisco (CA); and King’s College, Cam-bridge.

David Briggs is also a prolific composer and his works range from full scale oratorios to works for solo instruments. He has recorded two DVDs, and 37 CDs, many of which include his own composi-6ons and transcrip6ons.

David is currently Ar6st-in-Residence at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York City. For more informa6on, Please visit: www.david-briggs.org. 

 

 

JAMES D. JOHNSON MEMORIAL ORGAN CONCERT

Underwritten in part by the American Guild of Organists – Jacksonville Chapter

VENUE

St. John’s Cathedral
256 E. Church Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Doors open at 3:15PM

Please contact Beaches Fine Arts Series at 904-270-1771 with any questions pertaining to this concert.

 

DAVID BRIGGS

NOV. 13, 2022 AT 4PM

free admission

 

James D. Johnson Memorial Organ Concert

ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL 

 

 

 

Underwritten in part by the American Guild of Organists – Jacksonville Chapter

THE ARTIST

“Mr. Briggs is one of our finest organists, and also a par6cularly good transcriber of orchestral works for his own instrument. “ The New York Times

David Briggs is an interna6onally renowned organist whose per-formances are acclaimed for their musicality, virtuosity, and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages. Consistently ranked as one of the finest organists of his genera6on, David’s extensive repertoire spans five centuries. He has also become one of the foremost organ transcribers of symphonic works, thereby giving listeners the opportunity to experience the organ in a new way. He has transcribed orchestral composi6ons by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Bruckner, Ravel, and Bach as well as Mahler’s Second, Third, Fourth, FiJh, Sixth, and Eighth symphonies.

Described as ‘an intrepid improviser” by Michael Barone, host of American Public Media’s Pipedreams, David also frequently per-forms improvisa6ons to silent films such as Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Nosferatu, Jeanne d’Arc, Metropolis, King of Kings, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the General, and a variety of Charlie Chaplin films.

At the age of 17, David obtained his FRCO (Fellow of the Royal Col-lege of Organists) diploma, winning the Silver Medal of the Wor-shipful Company of Musicians. From 1981-84 he was Organ Schol-ar at King’s College, Cambridge University, during which 6me he studied with Jean Langlais in Paris. The first Bri6sh winner of the Tournemire Prize at the St Albans Interna6onal Improvisa6on Compe66on, he also won the first prize in the Interna6onal Im-provisa6on Compe66on at Paisley. Subsequently David held posi-6ons at Hereford, Truro and Gloucester Cathedrals.

Deeply commiaed to ensuring organ music remains relevant and vibrant, David enjoys giving pre-concert lectures and demonstra- 6ons that help make organ music more broadly accessible. He teaches performance at Cambridge University, frequently serves on interna6onal organ compe66on juries, and gives master class-es at colleges and conservatories across the U.S. and Europe.

David performs more than 50 concerts a year at such venues as Maison Symphonique, Montreal; Royal Albert Hall, London; Notre -Dame, St Sulpice and St Eustache, Paris; Kimmel Center, Phil-adelphia; Berlin Philharmonie, Germany; St James Cathedral, Toronto; Interna6onal Performing Arts Center, Moscow; Valencia Cathedral, Spain; Na6onal Auditorium, Madrid; Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria (BC); Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway; Grace Cathedral, San Francisco (CA); and King’s College, Cam-bridge.

David Briggs is also a prolific composer and his works range from full scale oratorios to works for solo instruments. He has recorded two DVDs, and 37 CDs, many of which include his own composi-6ons and transcrip6ons.

David is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York City. For more informa6on, Please visit: www.david-briggs.org.

VENUE

St. John’s Cathedral
256 E. Church Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Doors open at 3:15PM