PORTSMOUTH - He’s back! Award-winning organist Tom Bell from Surrey, England, delighted audiences with his organ recital last winter and will be returning to play a full concert at South Church, 292 State Street, in Portsmouth on Fri., October 11, at 7:30 p.m. If you did not have a chance to hear Bell play on his last tour – or if you attended and loved what you heard – this is an exciting opportunity to catch Bell on his Fall tour, fresh from performances at the Washington Cathedral and Trinity Church in Boston. Tickets are $15.00 general admission, $10.00 for students and seniors, and may be purchased at the South Church Office (T-Th, 9-4) or at the door.
Bell studied with the celebrated concert organist, Kevin Bowyer, in Manchester and Jacques van Oormerssen in Amsterdam, graduating with first class honors at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2006. Since then, he has been very busy performing both classical and contemporary organ music at a variety of venues, from cathedrals to festivals, and will soon be releasing his first recordings. Bell is currently Organist and Choir Master at St. Michael’s Chester Square in London’s West End.
Music critics describe Bell as a “brilliant young organist of astonishing maturity” with the potential to “really make the organ popular” with his “truly captivating” performances. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear Bell – and the wonderful South Church organ!
For more information please call South Church at (603) 436-4762.