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Celebrity organist Carlo Curley announces Lichfield concert

Carlo Curley

Carlo Curley

The man known as The Pavarotti of the Organ has announced a special one-off concert at Lichfield Cathedral.

Celebrity organist Carlo Curley is one of the most prolific of all classical players, performing scores of recitals and concerts year in year out.

Philip Scriven, Director of Music at the Cathedral, said::

“Carlo Curley is surely one of the most popular, flamboyant and entertaining organists in the world, and we eagerly await his return to Lichfield with bated breath. Audiences love him, and he has done more than anyone else to make organ music accessible and enjoyable to people of all ages.”

Carlo was born into a musical family in North Carolina in 1952. He attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and coached privately with renowned pedagogues Arthur Poister and Robert Elmore. Ultimately, he studied with two of the world’s greatest organists: America’s legendary Virgil Fox and Great Britain’s Sir George Thalben-Ball.

Early in his career, he was invited by the President to play at the White House, and made history as the first classical organist to give a solo organ recital there.

Today, he tours the world, having played in every state and province in North America and Canada, as well as Europe, Asia, Australia and Hong Kong. His recent concert tour of Japan with the King’s Singers, sponsored by Rolex, was warmly received and a sell-out everywhere.

In England, Carlo has made innumerable appearances for the BBC including organ spectaculars from the Cathedrals at Ely, Norwich, Guildford and Gloucester. Recently CLASSIC FM broadcast live his concert at Westminster Abbey, given in aid of the Abbey Choir School and the Royal School of Church Music.

You can see one of the world’s finest organists in Lichfield on October 13 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 and are available by calling the Cathedral shop on 01543 306150.

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