5.30pm, Tuesday 16 May 2023
St Pancras Parish Church, NW1 2BA


Dancers from London Contemporary Dance School
Martyn Noble Organ


Call for Scores submissionUK premiereLondon premiere

An innovative collaborative event that takes a journey into the world of music and movement, adding a fascinating new dimension to the traditional organ recital. Dance groups from London Contemporary Dance School are joined by organist Martyn Noble in this presentation of new dance works accompanied by organ music submitted to the Festival’s “Call for Scores” project.

Martyn Noble

Martyn Noble Martyn Noble is currently Acting Director of Music at HM Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace after spending nine years as the chapel’s Sub-Organist. He is also Teacher of Organ at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, which currently boasts a department of 11 promising young organists, and Musician-in-Residence at Highgate School.

As part of his role at HM Chapel Royal, this year Martyn has conducted for the National Service of Remembrance, the annual Royal Maundy service in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and collaboratively with St Thomas’s Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City. He has given recitals in Buckingham, Hampton Court and St. James’s Palaces, Westminster Abbey, Canterbury and St Paul’s Cathedrals and, in February 2020, he had his debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra where he performed Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir.

In 2023, Martyn gave the opening recital at Himmerod Abbey’s Orgelsommer in Germany; in 2018, he was fortunate enough to play for the UK tour of Miss Saigon in Bradford, Plymouth, and Norwich. This summer will be his fourth appearance as a répétiteur and Vocal Coach for Sherborne’s Summer School of Music and he will be continuing his annual playing of Evensong in the Hooglandsekerk in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Martyn graduated with a first class Bachelor of Music degree from London’s Royal College of Music in 2015 and has completed his Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists (FRCO) and Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) diplomas in Organ Performance in 2023 and 2011 respectively. Martyn has appeared live on BBC Radios 3 and 4 and has recorded for Novello, Boosey & Hawkes, and for choral CDs with Priory and Signum records. He also plays annually for Classic FM’s broadcast of Carols from Buckingham Palace, which airs immediately after HM The King’s speech on Christmas Day; 2023 was his first time organising and directing the choir for it.

As a composer, Martyn has composed several choral works which are published by Chichester Music Press. His pieces have been premiered at Exeter University, the Royal College of Music, Hooglandse Kerk in Leiden, and as part of The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.