St Columb’s Cathedral is looking forward to a visit from members of The Honourable The Irish Society on Sunday, May 31for Choral Evensong at 4pm.
The Visitation will include the newly-elected Deputy Governor, Mr Roger Chadwick, who happens to be the Treasurer of the Church of St Lawrence Jewry in London. Accompanying the group will be the Organist of St Lawrence Jewry, Catherine Ennis, who is, incidentally, the current President of The Royal College of Organists. Catherine has very kindly agreed to play the organ for Evensong.
Catherine began her career as Organ Scholar at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, and later Assistant Organist of Christ Church Cathedral.
Her subsequent career as recitalist and recording artist has taken her to many international venues; as a teacher, she has been involved with three major London Music conservatoires, and with St. Giles International Organ School.
She has given masterclasses throughout the UK and abroad, and is a frequent examiner and adjudicator for colleges and festivals.
As fundraiser, and organ consultant, she has helped create three other London organs, The Rieger at St Marylebone shared with the Royal Academy of Music, the Klais at St Lawrence Jewry; and the William Drake in the new Greenwich home of Trinity College of Music. In 1994, Catherine established the London Organ Concerts Guide.
Under Catherine’s direction, part of the flourishing Tuesday lunchtime recital series at St. Lawrence Jewry is devoted to providing a platform for young artists at the organ, whether sixth-formers, young British graduands, or international post-graduates.
She is Director of the John Hill memorial recitals, Chairman of the Sam Baker Trust, Trustee of the Nicholas Danby Trust for young organists and Past President of the Incorporated Association of Organists.