Open Wednesday Organ Sessions
Every Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. we open the church doors to hold an informal morning of tea, coffee and conversation.
Every week we organise a different activity and every third Wednesday of the month we hold an Organ Session on our 1877 Henry Willis organ at 11am.
This week: A Christmas organ recital with Martin Ellis 11am
Martin Ellis began his musical career as a chorister in the Temple Church Choir London at the age of twelve. He studied the organ with George Thalben – Ball and John Dykes Bower at the Royal College of Music where he held the R J Pitcher Scholarship awarded by the Royal College of Organists. After twenty years teaching in independent boarding school, he was appointed Director of Music and Organist at St Martin’s Church Dorking in 1986 as well as Director of Music at Reigate Grammar School. After thirteen years he resigned the music post at Reigate Grammar School and joined the visiting music staff at Epsom College where he was Chapel Organist. He retired from Epsom College in 2013. In the summer of 2014, Martin retired from his post at St Martin’s Church, Dorking after twenty eight years. He and Miriam moved to Ipswich in Suffolk in September 2014. Martin Ellis has given recitals throughout the British Isles for over fifty years.