The Colours of the Organ - A recital by George Robey
George Robey was born in Kent and was Organ Scholar at Durham University, reading music. He developed his interest in computers and computer music, at that time producing the first undergraduate computer generated composition in the UK as well as continuing his organ studies with David Hill.
Although George has followed a career in IT, music has continued to be a very important activity with choir and orchestral work, concert tours in France and Germany. George has also widened his musical interests, founding an 18 piece Rhythm & Blues band – ‘The Wall of Sound’ and playing with a number of other bands (including, briefly, a stint with an Abba tribute band). Based now in Cranage, George has, most recently, given recitals and played for services including Reading Town Hall, Cartmel Priory, Chester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey.
This will be a varied recital which aims to show the different aspects and sound colours that the Organ can produce with music from the 16th Century to the present day. George will talk about the pieces as well as explaining what’s happening to produce a varied and very accessible programme of music – sacred and secular.