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Kammer Phiharmonie Europa in Crail Parish Church

Those music buffs who enjoyed the recent wonderful concert by the Kammer Phiharmonie Europa in Crail Parish Church, and indeed others interested in classical music, may welcome another opportunity to enjoy the scintillating acoustics of that magnificent building. The historic Harrison & Harrison organ of Crail Parish Church will take the limelight in a concert featuring two outstanding American musicians. Originally built for the house of Kirkcaldy linen magnate John Blyth in 1892 and enlarged in 1925, the organ has been in Crail since 1936.

On Thursday 3 August at 7.30pm, Katelyn Emerson, who won the American Guild of Organists Young Artists' Competition in Organ Performance in 2016 will be joined by violinist Ben Shute in a concert which forms part of the University of St Andrews Music Centre's annual organ week. This summer course, which has been organised since 1980, attracts participants from all over the world to work with an international faculty.

Katelyn and Ben's programme draws on the theme of the week 'Bach...and the Italians' in presenting Romanticised arrangements of violin sonatas by Handel and Paisiello by the great early 20th century Italian organ virtuoso Marco Enrico Bossi. The concert will also feature solo repertoire by Bach, Bossi and Rheinberger and will conclude with Léopold Charlier's romantic arrangement of Tomaso Vitali's famous Chaconne in G minor.

Tickets, priced £13, £11 (Music Centre members) and £5 (students/children) will be available on the door; please bring cash.

For more information about this, and other St Andrews Organ Week events, please visit

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