Colin Wright is a freelance musician with a well-established reputation in the East Yorkshire area as an active practising musician, particularly as organ recitalist. He was Assistant Organist at Beverley Minster from 1996 until 2010 where he recorded the two CDs highlighted below.
He is currently Musical Director of the East Riding County Choir and his book entitled Aural Skills and the University Music Undergraduate also featured below was published in 2016.
East Riding County Choir Concert (Beverley Minster): Charpentier Messe de Minuit and CPE Bach Magnificat
Organ Showcase Recital (Hull City Hall): Music by Dupré, Bach, Pachelbel, Stanford, Oortmerssen, Rheinberger, Hollins and Bonnet
Organ recital (The Coffee House, Everingham): Music by Krebs, Bach, Merkel, Walcha and Pierné
President’s Organ recital (St James’ Church, Louth ): Music by Sumsion, Bach, Peeters, Rheinberger, Whitlock, Parry, Walcha and Lanquetuit
Organist for University of Hull Degree Ceremonies (Hull City Hall)
Colin recorded two CDs of organ music during his tenure at Beverley Minster. The first, shown below, can be purchased privately on request. The second, recorded later in 2006 entitled English Concert Music is available on the Priory website. More details about each are given in the MUSIC pages.
IN BEVERLEY MINSTER
Re-released in 2017
Priory PRCD 810
Released in 2006
Aural skills are vital in developing musical expertise and many issues have a part to play in the debate about their precise nature and importance in educational contexts.
Colin’s book assesses the relevance of aural in a university music degree and as a preparation for the professional career of a classical musician.