Lunchtime recital by top organist

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The next lunchtime concert at St Leonard’s Church, Church Street, Seaford, is at 1pm on Saturday, August 24, and will be an organ recital by Mark Wardell.

Mark was assistant organist at Chichester Cathedral from 1997 ‘til Christmas Day 2009, serving for five of those years as Director of Music at the Prebendal School, the Cathedral’s Choir School.

He is currently Director of Music at Barrow Hills School having previously held positions at Royal Holloway College; St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle and Christ’s Hospital Horsham.

His work in Chichester involved him in numerous live BBC broadcasts and recordings, the Southern Cathedrals’ Festival( and it’s ‘fringe’) and the Chichester Festivities.

Mark has featured as soloist and accompanist on numerous commercial recordings released through IMP Classics, Carlton, Pickwick, Lammas, Guild and Priory and is widely recognised as one of the foremost exponents of liturgical improvisation.

He has played throughout Europe and South America and has given recitals in most of the major venues in England.

Mark is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists who enjoys playing jazz piano, fine wines and cooking.

The concert will last approximately an hour and has free admission with a retiring collection.