No Orchestra? No Problem

VCH Organ Series

No Orchestra? No Problem


Mon / 1 Apr 2019 / 12:30PM


Victoria Concert Hall


  • HANDEL (arr. Martin Setchell)
    Overture to An Occasional Oratorio
  • Arr. J.G. WALTHER
    Concerto del Signor Giuseppe Meck
  • J.S. BACH (arr. Martin Setchell)
    Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 29, Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir
    Largo from Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
    Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 192
    Two dances from Capriol Suite
    · Basse-Danse
    · Pieds-en-l’air
  • WALTON (arr. Robert Gower)
    Popular Song from Façade
  • KHACHATURIAN (arr. Martin Setchell)
    Sabre Dance from Gayane

The versatility and extensive range of the pipe organ make it a unique instrument to substitute a full orchestra, bringing a myriad of musical textures and colours under the control of two hands and two feet. Organist Martin Setchell, well-known as both transcriber and performer, will introduce and play transcriptions (mostly his own) of favourite music from the 18th and 20th centuries, perfect for the VCH Klais organ – from the ornate vigour of the Baroque, to the effusive, genteel dances of popular vein, culminating in the relentless oriental verve of the famous Sabre Dance.



  • Martin Setchell, organ

Autograph Session with Martin Setchell

Concert Admission Advice:

  • Admission is free upon collection of an admission slip.
  • Admission slip collection commences at 11:45am at the VCH Atrium (Level 1)
  • No admission for infants-in-arms and children below 6 years of age.
  • We seek your understanding that tickets cannot be collected on behalf of persons not present.
  • Latecomers may expect to be admitted after Overture to An Occasional Oratorio (10') or Concerto del Signor Giuseppe Meck (10'). Subject to change at the discretion of the performers.

VCH Tour: Registration: 11.45am | Tour: 1.30pm

  • Tour is free 
  • VCH tour registration will be at 11.45am at the VCH Atrium (Level 1)
  • Slots are limited, and based on a first-come-first-served basis.

Click here to find out more about Victoria Concert Hall’s Klais Organ.

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