The Albury-Wodonga community will again be blessed with another visiting concert organist, Martin Setchell. Martin will be performing at St Matthew’s Church, Albury on Sunday 26th of June 2016 at 2.30pm. Tickets will be available at the door. Don’t miss out on a cultured and entertaining afternoon!
Born and educated in England, he studied at various times with Pierre Cochereau, Marie-Claire Alain, Piet Kee, and Peter Hurford. He is based in New Zealand, as curator of the Rieger organ in the Christchurch Town Hall for the Performing Arts, and is Associate Professor of Music and University Organist at the University of Canterbury.
He regularly performs in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Japan. This year’s concert tours will take him to Australia (three times), Germany and Poland.
His CDs include A Taste of Shropshire, (Quantum) recorded at Ludlow Parish church in England, thehighly successful Bonbons for Organ series and Pink and White, an anthology of New Zealand organ music (Atoll) and Great Australasian Organs VII featuring the Rieger organ of Christchurch Town Hall (Priory 1031, UK). His most recent recording is Cardboard Cathedral Organ Capers recorded on the Rodgers Infinity organ of the Transitional Anglican Cathedral.
Martin has been heard on BBC radio’s The Organist Entertains, the USA’s Pipe Dreams, and Radio New Zealand’s concert programme.
He has arranged Fauré, Bizet, and Sousa (published by Kevin Mayhew Music), and edited organ albums of music by Saint-Saëns, Purcell and Bach for Oxford University Press. 2008 he was honoured by the City of Christchurch, receiving a Civic Award for services to music in the community and the Town Hall organ in particular.