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David Briggs

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David Briggs

Performing an improvisation to the 1925 black and white film "The Phantom of the Opera".

David Briggs is Organist Emeritus of Gloucester Cathedral. He has built a reputation as an exciting performer and communicator, with particular emphases on orchestral transcriptions and the art of improvisation. What impresses almost the most is the sense that, like Dupré, Briggs can think in huge spans ... Only the greatest of improvisers can think in such perfectly structured forms; the rest of us can just gasp in admiration - and enjoy. This collaboration between The Plough and St Michaels promises to be an exciting evening for lovers of classic film, world class organ music and the stunning acoustic of a beautiful venue.