WILLIAM Whitehead travels the world playing organ concerts and giving masterclasses.
And next week he’s in Huddersfield to play the latest concert in the lunchtime series at Huddersfield Town Hall.
William will play a programme of music by Mendelssohn, J S Bach, Parry, Whitlock, Farrington, Berkeley and Brewer on Monday at 1pm.
William’s solo organ-playing career took off five years ago when he won first prize at the Odense International Organ Competition in Denmark.
He was trained at Oxford University and at the Royal Academy of Music in London
William spent a year as organ scholar of Westminster Abbey where he played for services and occasionally conducted the choir. He then took on the job of assistant organist at Rochester Cathedral where he accompanied the Cathedral Choir and helped to found the new Girls’ Choir.
After four years he moved on to become a lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music and took up a position as Director of Music at St Mary’s Bourne Street, London.
Tickets are £4 (£3 concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices on 01484 223200 or by paying on the door.
Lunches are available in the Old Court room from midday.