David Briggs

Concert Organist and Composer

Concert Schedule

Last updatedMOnday 1st June 2020 (Ipswich, MA)

 
17 AprilSt Malachy's - the Actors Chapel, NYC
Concert at 7pm (and presentation of the Paul Creston Award) (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)
24 AprilSt Joseph's Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)
rescheduled to 14th November 2021
3 MaySt Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, Austria
Part of opening series on new organ by Rieger Orgelbau (www.domorgel.wien)
Symphony No 6 - Gustav Mahler (transcribed DJB) (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)
7 MaySt Thomas the Apostle, Groombridge, East Sussex, UK at 7.30pm
(POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)
now scheduled to 20 September 2020
9 MaySt Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, Netherlands
(now re-scheduled to 15 May, 2021)
13 MaySalisbury Cathedral, UK
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB
Opening concert after the restoration of the celebrated 'Father' Willis organ (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)
re-scheduled to 23 September 2020
19 MayHereford Cathedral, UK (including European premiere of new transcription of Brahms Symphony No 1) (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)
20-21 MayTeaching in Cambridge (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)
27 MayGloucester Cathedral, UK at 7.30pm
Music by J S Bach, Louis Vierne, Charles Tournemire, Gaston Litaize and Healey Willan (IPF)
(POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)
now scheduled to 16 June 2021
6 JuneAbbatiale St Etienne, Caen, France
Special concert on 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings
part of International Organ Festival
with Silent Movie footage and improvisations (POSTPONED until 2022, DUE TO COVID-19)
7 JuneNotre-Dame de Vimoutiers, France
recently-restored Cavaille-Coll organ (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)
11 JuneLograno Cathedral, Spain (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)
14 JuneGillingham Methodist Church, Dorset, UK at 7.30pm
'The Dream of Gerontius' (organ accompaniment)
with
The Farrant Singers
Susanna Spicer (Mezzo Soprano)
John Graham Hall (Tenor) (Re-scheduled to 27 June 2021)
16-20 JuneConcours d'Orgue de Quebec
Eglise Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens, Quebec City
Jury member and Concert
(Re-scheduled to 9-13 June 2021)
5-9 JulyAGO National Convention, Atlanta, GA
Featured composer
'Passacaglia Chromatique' (performed by Thomas Ospital at concert on 6 July)
(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)
12 JulySankt Johannes Church, Malmo, Sweden
including Bruckner Symphony No 7
17 JulyHelligaandskirken. Copenhagen, Denmark at 4.30pm
22 JulyTruro Cathedral, UK
Bruckner Symphony No 7 (transcribed DJB)
Benefit concert for Truro Cathedral Music Department
27 JulyWorcester Cathedral
2020 Three Choirs Festival Celebrity Recital
5 AugustPeachtree Road United Methodist Church, Atlanta
Part of Atlanta Summer Organ Festival
6 SeptemberGrace and St Stephen's Church, Colorado Springs, CO
re-opening recital
19 SeptemberRoyal Hospital School, Holbrook, UK
RCO Masterclasses at 11.45am and 1.45pm
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert at 4pm
Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde (John Barrymore, 1920)
20 SeptemberSt Thomas the Apostle, Groombridge, East Sussex, UK at 7.30pm
23 SeptemberSalisbury Cathedral, UK
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB
Opening concert after the restoration of the celebrated 'Father' Willis organ
26 SeptemberSt Peter and St Paul, Straelen, Germany
2 OctoberSpeyer Dom, Germany
World premiere of new transcription of Symphony in A minor, Opus 24 - Louis Vierne, transcribed DJB
3 OctoberSt Martin, Bad Ems, Germany
13 OctoberCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
Great Music in a Great Space
Pre-Concert talk at 6.30pm
Concert at 7.30pm
17 OctoberDe Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
Concert with the Leicester Philharmonic Choir
Messe Solennelle (Louis Vierne) and Requiem (Maurice Durufle)
21 OctoberSt Mary's Parish Church, Moseley, Birmingham, UK
Benefit concert in aid of the Organ Restoration Appeal
24 OctoberBlackburn Cathedral, UK at 7.30pm
Concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the organ by J W Walker/David Wood
28-30 OctoberTruro Cathedral, UK
Recording new transcription of Symphony No 5 (RVW) for Albion Records
31 OctoberAll Saints Church, Falmouth, UK
8 NovemberSt Thomas Episcopal Church, Medina, WA (tbc)
Conduct 'St Thomas Service' at Festival Evensong
9 NovemberSt Thomas Episcopal Church, Medina, WA (tbc)
Organ concert
15 NovemberPeachtree United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA
20 NovemberFirst Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB
(POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)
now scheduled to 19 November 2021
22 NovemberCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
Play services at 11am and 4pm
Recital at 4.45pm
4 DecemberUniversity of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Improvisation Masterclass
5 DecemberUniversity of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Organ Concert

2021

 
6 JanuarySt Michaeliskirche, Munich, Germany at 7.30pm
24 JanuarySt Luke's United Methodist Church, Houston, TX
Music by J S Bach, F J Haydn, Cesar Franck, Louis Vierne, Camille Saint-Saens, Paul Dukas and Improvisations
7 FebruaryCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
Play services at 11am and 4pm
Recital at 4.45pm
13 FebruaryConcert with the Topeka KS Symphony
part of 75th anniversary season
14 FebruaryGrace Cathedral, Topeka, KS
19 FebruaryFirst Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA
First performance of 'Poeme Rhapsodique' for Piano and Organ (Jens Korndoerfer (organ) and Julie Coucheron (piano)
23 FebruaryCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
Great Music in a Great Space
Pre-Concert talk at 6.30pm
Concert at 7.30pm
26 FebruaryAll Saints Chapel, University of the South, Sewanee, TN (tbc)
21 MarchCathedral of St John the Divine, New York
Play services at 11am and 4pm
Recital at 4.45pm
including Mahler Songs, with David Pike (Baritone)
7 MayCathedral of Santiago di Compostela, Spain
15 MaySt Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, Netherlands
20 MayRoyal Albert Hall, London, UK
Concert celebrating 150th anniversary of the RAH organ
with Olivier Latry and Wayne Marshall
22 MayCoventry Cathedral, UK (tbc)
6 JuneRiver Road Baptist, Richmond, VA
9-13 JuneConcours d'Orgue de Quebec
Eglise Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens, Quebec City
Jury member and Concert
16 JuneGloucester Cathedral, UK at 7.30pm
Music by J S Bach, Louis Vierne, Charles Tournemire, Gaston Litaize and Healey Willan (IPF)
27 JuneGillingham Methodist Church, Dorset, UK at 7.30pm
'The Dream of Gerontius' (organ accompaniment)
with
The Farrant Singers
Susanna Spicer (Mezzo Soprano)
John Graham Hall (Tenor)
9 JulySt Marienkirche, Muhlhausen, Germany
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: Hunchback of Notre-Dame
10 JulyGewandhaus, Leipzig
Silent Movie Improvisation Concert: Hunchback of Notre-Dame
11 JulyMerseburg Dom, Germany
17 JulySt Maria Himmelfahrt, Landsberg-am-Lech, Germany at 11.30am
21 AugustYork Minster, UK
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB
part of re-opening series after the York Minster organ restoration
18 SeptemberSt Edmundsbury Cathedral, UK
Part of 10th anniversary celebrations of the new organ by Harrison and Harrison (tbc)
22 SeptemberPaderborn Dom, Germany at 7.30pm
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB
part of Paderborn Dom International Music Day
14 NovemberSt Joseph's Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio, USA, at 3pm
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB
19 NovemberFirst Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 2 ('The Resurrection Symphony'), transcribed DJB

2023

 
16 JunePori International Organ Festival, Finland