David Briggs brings to Orford’s great Peter Collins organ an exciting and wide-ranging programme reflecting his musical passions, and his mastery of transcription and improvisation.

David Briggs organ

J S Bach:
Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540 (14')
W A Mozart:
Fantasia in F minor/major, K 594 (11’)
Max Reger:
Benedictus, Op.59 (6’)
Louis Vierne:
Scherzo (Symphony No 2, Op 20) (5’)
Louis Vierne:
Berceuse (24 pièces en style libre, Op 31) (4’)
Pierre Cochereau (transcr. Briggs):
Berceuse à la Mémoire de Louis Vierne (8’)
Paul Dukas (transcr. Briggs):
Symphonic Poem: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (11’)
David Briggs:
Improvisation: Symphony in Four Movements (22')

Known for his unbridled virtuosity and passion for making organ music vibrant and accessible to a wide and diverse audience, David is one of the most sought after concert organists of his generation.

At the age of 17, David obtained his FRCO (Fellow of the Royal College of Organists) diploma, winning the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. From 1981-84 he was Organ Scholar at King’s College Cambridge, during which time he also studied with Jean Langlais in Paris.

He teaches performance at Cambridge University, frequently serves on international organ competition juries, and gives master classes at colleges and conservatories across the U.S. and Europe.

David has held numerous positions in North America and the U.K. He is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City, and Organist Emeritus of Gloucester Cathedral.