Caspian Mitchard

Grace Church welcomes Caspian Mitchard to Bach at Noon on Tuesday 6 October at 12:20 p.m.

Caspian Mitchard hails from Oxford, England, where he began learning the organ as a chorister at New College under Prof. Edward Higginbottom. He continued his studies in secondary school with Simon Whalley, David Sanger, and William Whitehead, and in 2009 won the ‘Oundle For Organists’ (Oundle International Festival) Bach Prize. After a Gap year as Organ Scholar at St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne, Australia, Caspian was for 3 years Organ Scholar at Peterhouse, Cambridge University, where he studied Philosophy but also directed the college choir and toured with them to France and Scotland. He will soon be travelling back to the UK to take up a school organist teaching position, but hopes to return to New York to pursue post-graduate organ study next year.

PROGRAM:

Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 535

Gelobet sei’st du, Jesu Christ, BWV 604

Fugue in G minor, BWV 578

Movement 1. from Sonate Es-Dur, BWV 525

Heut Triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BWV 630

Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599

Fugue on a Theme by Corelli, BWV 579

The Bicentennial Organ, Opus 65
Taylor and Boody Organbuilders
Staunton, Virginia
2013