Treasures of the Archive

Ashley Wagner

Programme for Recital at 1.00pm
(to be published very soon)

Ashley Wagner is entering his final year at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he attends on a scholarship and studies with Henry Fairs, Daniel Moult and James Parsons.

He combines this with the organ scholarship at Worcester Cathedral where he regularly accompanies the Cathedral Choirs and assists with chorister training.

Previously Ashley has held position at Birmingham Cathedral, St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate ('the musicians' church') and St John's Chipping Barnet.   ​His previous teachers have been Terence Atkins and Robin Walker.

Ashley has won prizes and awards through the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition, Royal College of Organists and the Essex Organ Competition.

Joshua Roebuck

Programme for Recital at 2.00pm

J S Bach:  Toccata in D minor (the "Dorian") 
J S Bach:  Three chorale preludes from the Orgelbuchlein
     Herr Christ, der Einige Gottes-Sohn
     O Mensch bewein dein Sunde gross
     Christ lag in Todesbanden
Mendelssohn:  Sonata IV in Bb: 
      Movements 1 & 4 
J S Bach:  Trio Sonata IV in E minor
J S Bach:  Prelude and Fugue in G 
Josh began his studies with Richard Darke in his hometown of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, and had further tuition from Keith Wright and Simon Lindley before moving to Birmingham to study.

Josh was the organ scholar at St Paul's in the Jewellery Quarter with Paul Carr before becoming the Organist of Emmanuel in September 2016, a role he combines with the Organ scholarship at Birmingham's Town Hall and Symphony Hall.

Josh regularly accompanies choirs including the conservatoire Chamber choir under Jeffrey Skidmore, and also came highly commended in the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition in 2017.