Tom Howell is a pupil of Gerdi Troskie and performs regularly as a soloist and accompanist. Before taking up the organ scholarship of Chichester Cathedral in 2020, he was organist and choirmaster of St David’s of Resolven, organist of St Catherine's Church, Melin and organ scholar of Llandovery College. Being Welsh, Tom couldn't escape the male choir tradition and was accompanist of Neath Male Choir for over four years and was involved with the continuation and development of much local music making.
Tom has been awarded bursaries from the Royal College of Organists including the William Robertshaw Exhibition and the Dr John Birch Scholarship for his CRCO results. He is an associate of the Royal Schools of Music in piano performance and has ABRSM grade eight voice and theory.
After a second year as Organ Scholar of Chichester Cathedral, Tom will continue his organ studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Gaston Bélier (1863–1938): Toccata
Giovanni Battista Pescetti (c.1704–1766): Sonata in C Minor
J. S. Bach (1685‒1750): Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein (BWV 641)
J. S. Bach (1685‒1750): Fugue in G Minor (BWV 578)
César Franck (1822–1890): Prélude, Fugue et Variation (Opus 18)
C. V. Stanford (1852‒1924): Postlude on an old Irish church melody (Opus 101, No 5)
Louis-James-Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817–1869): Sortie in E-flat major
We are delighted to welcome back an audience to Chichester Cathedral. However please note these important points:
This lunchtime concert will be a little different to before! You cannot simply turn up on the day. Your place must be booked in advance via TicketSource, to ensure we are able to support NHS Test and Trace and of course to manage overall numbers in the Cathedral, in light of ongoing Covid concerns. We want to do our utmost to make sure this concert is safe as well as enjoyable for you.
For this concert, the audience will be seated both in the Nave and the Quire. If you have a preference, please arrive in good time as no specific seats will be reserved in advance. (Those seated in the Nave will have the benefit of a screen, showing the organists hands as he plays. Those in the Quire will have a slightly better audio experience.)
The concerts remain free at present. We do however ask for donations to help us to continue running the series. As we are unable to accept cash, we would request your donations are made either by using the QR code printed on your programme on the day, or by visiting https://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/support-us/donations or by using one of the paypoints around the Cathedral.
Finally, if you're unable to visit in person, a recording of the concert will be available to watch for a week from lunchtime the day after the concert (Tuesday 22 June):
Thank you for your support.