The titular organist of Notre Dame de Paris, often hailed as one of the world's greatest living organists, makes a rare visit to East Anglia to perform masterworks by François Couperin, J S Bach, and an improvisation – a musical skill for which Olivier Latry is justly renowned.

Established as the leading worldwide ambassador for his instrument, French organist Olivier Latry has performed in the world’s most prestigious venues, has been the guest of leading orchestras under renowned conductors, has recorded for major labels and has premiered an impressive number of new works. Named titular organist at Notre Dame in Paris at the age of 23, Olivier Latry is a former student of Gaston Litaize, and now teaches at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris; he is a recipient of numerous international distinctions and awards worldwide. Olivier Latry is first and foremost an accomplished, thoughtful and adventurous musician, exploring all possible fields of organ music, with an exceptional talent as an improviser.

Making a rare visit to this corner of England, Olivier Latry will perform masterworks on the Peter Collins organ of St Bartholomew’s Church, Orford – one of the most impressive and significant organs in East Anglia. His programme reflects the North German baroque specification of the Collins organ.

François Couperin: Messe des Paroisses
Offertoire sur les grands jeux
Tierce en taille

Bach: Concerto in C Major, after Antonio Vivaldi BWV 594
I (Allegro)
II Recitative: Adagio
III Allegro – Cadenza – Allegro

Bach: Pastorale in F Major BWV 590
I Prelude
II Allemande
III Aria
IV Gigue

Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Dorian), BWV 538

Olivier Latry: Improvisation