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Open Arts Access - Piano Recital

Holy Trinity's Open Arts Access programme proudly presents...Simon Vincent's Piano Recital.

Simon Vincent, 2014 Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists nominee, performer and composer of contemporary music, who has been challenging the boundaries of genre and musical expression with a highly personal language since the early 1990's.

Described as “exquisite”, “magical”, “mesmerising”, “transcendental, yet unshakably
earthbound”, Simon's work has been reviewed internationally through releases on Erstwhile Records, EMINEM, L’innomable, Vision of Sound, and performances at the Rotterdam Film Festival, Akademie der Künste Berlin, ICA London, Club Transmediale, Huddersfeld Contemporary Music Festival, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Darmstadt), Visiones Sonoras (Mexico), Q-02 Brussels, as well as on BBC Radio 3, Resonance FM and FM4-Austria among many others.

Concert Programme:
- Meditations on Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane (2013)
- Stations of the Cross (2016)
- My Cup Runneth Over (2016): Verses 5 & 6.

Programme Notes:
Inspired by William Fairbanks' installation in Lincoln Cathedral entitled 'The Forest Stations', composer and pianist Simon Vincent has created a new work for solo piano depicting Christ's spiritual, emotional and corporeal journey, accompanying His path to Crucifixion and subsequent Resurrection.

The work, characterised by long sustained chords intended as moments for reflection and prayer, takes the form of 17 small movements, 15 of which are musical interpretations of each of the 'Forest Stations', the remaining two movements providing an Introduction and Conclusion to the work.

'Stations of the Cross' will be prefaced by the earlier composition 'Meditations on Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane', a meditation upon the hours that Christ spent in final prayer in the garden of Gethsemane. It is in the form of a dialogue between Him and God, in which both pose questions and provide answers as Christ seeks to understand that which He is and is about to become.

The concert will be concluded by 2 verses from a recent composition “My Cup Runneth Over”, commissioned by the Lutheran Church, Trieste Italy.

Today's performance is the first of a series in which Simon will present this programme in Churches throughout the UK as part of Easter 2017.

Both works will appear on Vision Of Sound Records in May 2017.

Cafe Trinity will be open before, during and after the performance which serve a wide range of lovely cakes, tea, coffee, and soup.

Admission is free but if you feel moved to give, donation points will be present.

Holy Trinity's Open Arts Access

Our programme us to offer free performance space to musicians, artists and groups

Aimed at acoustic performers, the church is offering artists and groups the opportunity to perform in front of an audience and hone their skills. Whether a solo artist, a small band or a poet, performers will be able to develop their repertoire, experiment with new material, or build up a performance portfolio by recording the event.

 The scheduled performances are available to book on Friday and Saturday afternoons from 1pm and are free of charge. Audience members may choose to make a donation, which will go to the performer.

The church will help publicise performances through the church’s website and provide refreshments for visitors before and after the events. Practice spaces may also be available beforehand.  

To find out more information or have an informal chat about how to book an afternoon performance slot, please contact Holy Trinity’s Education and Operations Co-ordinator Jane Owen at