Roger Sayer
Monday 13 August 2018 at 7.30 pm
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major from Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 99 No. 3
Max Reger (1873-1916)
Melodia from 12 Pieces, Op. 59 No. 11
Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)
Scherzo in G minor, Op. 49 No. 2
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Fugue in A-flat minor, WoO 8
Jehan Alain (1911-1940)
Litanies, JA 119
Marco Lo Muscio (b.1971)
New Litanies in memory of Jehan Alain
Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Prélude et fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op. 7
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Two Chorale Preludes from 11 Chorale Preludes, Op. 122
– O Welt, ich muss dich lassen [O world, I must leave you] –
– Herzlich tut mich erfreuen [My faithful heart rejoices] –
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
Allegro deciso [3rd mvt] from Évocation – Poème symphonique, Op. 37


Roger Sayer is at the forefront of British choral and organ music.
A former organ student at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, Sayer was
Prize Winner at the 1989 St Alban’s International Organ Competition
and won all the organ prizes at the Royal College of Music.
Since then, he has been constantly in demand both as a recitalist and
accompanist and his playing takes him to many parts of the world.
His recent and upcoming highlights include recitals in Italy, Germany,
Holland and Denmark, a major tour of Australia, a live recital at
Temple Church broadcast on BBC Radio 3, opening the
2018 Summer Organ Festival at Westminster Abbey and the release of two new recordings for Priory and Signum records.

Roger Sayer’s work as organist has also extended into the film world, with his most recent
performance as organ soloist for Hans Zimmer’s Oscar nominated score for the motion
picture Interstellar. Sayer later went on to perform the work live with composer Hans Zimmer in a special concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which was attended by the film’s director, cast and supporters, including Christopher Nolan, Jessica Chastain, Professor Brian Cox and Professor Stephen Hawking.

In addition, Roger Sayer is also an acclaimed Choral Director with some of the UK’s finest choirs. After founding the Rochester Cathedral Girls’ Choir, Sayer joined Temple Church in 2013 as Musical Director and has since created an impressive portfolio of recordings, broadcasts and concerts. Under his direction, Temple Church Choir has broadcast over thirteen times on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and undertaken several international tours of the USA, Holland, Singapore, Australia and Germany. In the summer of 2017, Roger conducted the choir at the St Alban’s International Organ Festival ‘Three Choirs’ concert, alongside the choirs of St Paul’s Cathedral and St Alban’s Abbey. Sayer also recently initiated a new youth choir of Boys and Girls at Temple Church, which gave its debut
in November 2017.

Outside of Temple Church, Roger Sayer works regularly with the London Symphony Chorus. In his capacity as Accompanist and Deputy Chorus Director, Sayer has collaborated with many of the world’s leading conductors and soloists.

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