In 1998, Peter Dyke took up his current post as Assistant Organist at Hereford Cathedral, having previously worked at Newport and St Albans Cathedrals. As well as accompanying the daily services, he has played regularly for the world-famous cathedral choir on radio and television broadcasts, and accompanied the choir on eight overseas tours. Peter founded and directs the Cathedral’s Voluntary Choir, which has made four tours of its own in continental Europe, and which has premiered and championed several works by contemporary composers.
The concert will include music from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, and from across Europe: Wales, England, France, Germany, Austria and Italy. There will be music by Tomkins, Bach, Arne, Vierne, Mozart, Franck and others. The major item will be a collection of short works from Bach’s great Clavierübung III.
Artist in Residence—Pat Birks (pottery)
Pat is a well-known potter, based in Hay-on-Wye and a founder member of the Haymakers Gallery.
Since opening her own studio in 1986, she has specialised successfully in handmade pottery, especially majolica ware. She has developed her own designs and direction using the original qualities of the majolica style. All her work is hand-thrown and hand-decorated, incorporating a love of drawing and design that she applies to the three-dimensional form.