RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
The organist George Thalben-Ball was born in Australia on 18 June 1896. He settled in England, and was for a time at the Temple Church in London. Yet his brilliance as a recitalist brought fame, and culminated in appointment as City Organist of Birmingham. His close link with the BBC and with The Daily Service further extended his popularity. He died on 18 January 1987.
Crossing Borders - Mike Wheeler listens to Hugh Morris at Derby Cathedral, beginning this year's summer organ recital series
Convincingly Handled - Tom Corfield plays the organ of Derby Cathedral, heard by Mike Wheeler
Highly Effective - Peter Gould helps celebrate the seventieth anniversary of Derby Cathedral's Compton Organ, as noted by Mike Wheeler
Noble and Moving - An organ recital by Andrew Nethsingha, appreciated by Mike Wheeler