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Jeffrey Howard, Organ

Programme

 Bach   Toccata and Fugue in D minor 
 Tchaikovsky   Nutcracker Excerpts (arr Keith John) 
 Driffil  Tocatta
 Ireland   Capriccio
 Vaughan-Williams   Rhosymedre
 Jongen (arr. Howard)   Toccata (Symphonie Concertante)

 

Jeffrey Howard B.E.M. was born in Cardiff and studied at the University of Wales College, Cardiff and post graduate organ at the Royal Academy of Music, London.  He is Director of Music at St John’s College, Cardiff and Cardiff  Metropolitan Cathedral.  He continues to pursue a career as organist, pianist, singer, coach and conductor having accompanied leading international opera and light entertainment singers including Sir Bryn Terfel, Sir Willard White, Dennis O'Neill, Nuccia Foccile, Rebecca Evans, Alfie Boe, Michael Ball,  Wynne Evans, Katherine Jenkins and more informally, Dame Shirley Bassey.   

Jeff has performed at such venues as The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Wigmore Hall and St Paul’s Cathedral in London,  St Georges Chapel, Windsor, many of the UK’s major concert venues, Notre Dame de Paris and the Goethe Institue in Brussels, Washington National Cathedral and for a private function held by His Royal Highness, Prince Albert in Monaco.  As Guest Artist in Residence at First United Methodist Church, Lubbock, Texas, 1996-97, Jeff was responsible for accompanying the services, giving recitals and arranging the music for the weekely television and radio services.  He continues to be involved in large scale music events as conductor and arranger for National Eisteddfod of Wales, Welsh television and other choral events. 

As an arranger Jeff has worked with the orchestras of the Royal Philharmonc, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, The BBC National Orchestras of Wales, Welsh National Opera, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Budapest Symphony Orchestra and often appears as keyboard soloist for Sir Karl Jenkins.  Recent commissions include Fanfare and Easter Hymn arrangement for Wahington National Cathedral, orchestrating the new musical Tiger Bay for the Wales Millennium Centre and Capetown Opera, choral arrangements for the BBC National Chorus of Wales, Songs of Praise, S4C and various solo recording artists including Sir Bryn Terfel for Deutche Gramophon and Trystan Griffiths for Universal.  

In association with Cardiff Organ Events.

 

 
Standard Price

£6.00 in advance | £7.00 on day

Friends of St David's Hall | Under 16s | Students | Over 60s | Claimants | Disabled people plus one companion £5.00 in advance | £6.00 on day

Plus an optional £1.50 postage fee.
For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444. Limited availability – please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

 

 
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14.00  FINISH

PLEASE NOTE: Running times are approximate and supplied for guidance only.  They may be subject to change.

As accompanist, singer and arranger for Only Men Aloud!, he toured the UK twice in 2009 and released two albums with them on the Universal label.  Their second album, 'Band of Brothers', for which Jeff did many of the arrangements, won him a Classical Brit Award in 2010.

For the last twenty-five years, Jeff has been a Vocal Coach at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Welsh National Opera and Welsh National Youth Opera, Wales International Academy of Voice, the Music Theatre Course at the RWCMD and Vocal Tutor at Cardiff and Bristol Universities.  Outside of his school and cathedral work, Jeff is Music Director of Cambrensis Choir, Treorchy Male Choir and the 200 voice St David’s Praise Choir.  The Welsh Music Guild have awarded Jeff the Joseph Parry Award for his services to music in Wales and in 2018, the Royal Academy of Music awarded him the Associateship of the Academy for services to choral music. 

Jeff was awarded the British Empire Medal in the new year’s honours list 2019 for services to music.