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William Saunders

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Critically acclaimed concert organist and conductor His playing is quite astounding: musicality and flawless technique
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Ipswich
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If you’re looking for an all-rounder – accompanist, choral conductor, artistic director, project manager or recitalist – you get the full package with William! I’ve greatly enjoyed working on many and varied different projects with him.” Ben Parry, Artistic Director of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain William Saunders is one of Britain’s leading young concert organists, with an extensive schedule that includes many distinguished venues across Europe. He tours Germany annually and has performed recitals in including Hamburg and Cologne Cathedrals and the St Marien Church in Lübeck. His musical activities in the United Kingdom have included performances at the Cambridge Summer Music and Oundle International Festivals, and he has also accompanied the Kings Voices, the mixed-voice chapel choir of King’s College, Cambridge and Aldeburgh Voices, a choir established by Benjamin Britten. William’s organ repertoire is varied, but he particularly enjoys performing Romantic and modern English music, which has led to the production of a number of critically acclaimed CDs in recent years. The Gramophone commends his technique for its “rhythmic vitality” and his “athletically inclined” playing. “William really does tick all the boxes as an animateur and educator! With his excellent communication skills, natural rapport with the young, awareness of youth culture, superlative administration – not to overlook, of course, his virtuosic and arresting organ playing – he has rightly gained an enviable reputation in the field of organ education and outreach!” – Daniel Moult, Head of Organ Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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Genres:
Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Renaissance, Film / TV music
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Event types:
Church service, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Virtual event
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Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner, Accompanist
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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Happy to be as flexible as possible

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

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How much time do you need to set up?

2-3 rehearsal time at the venue beforehand

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

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Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£400
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Reviews

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Charlotte B
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

William was the perfect organist for our wedding - we had so many compliments on how good he was and he was happy to accompany our singer as well. He even learnt an ABBA song for our exit, a personal highlight for me!

Reply from William Saunders
6 months ago

Thanks Charlotte! Always great fun playing unusual stuff on the organ - makes a nice change!

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Martyn T
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

William’s a wonderful organist. He played at my mother’s funeral and worked closely with the choir to make sure she got the musical tribute she would have wanted - and for which we were very grateful. William responded quickly and helpfully to calls and emails throughout. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

Reply from William Saunders
6 months ago

Thanks so much Martin!

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American O
9 years ago

This recording presents a winning combination of instrument, music, and performer.

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Organists' R
9 years ago

This is a superlative CD that should be on every organ music lover’s shelf. William’s playing is quite astounding: musicality, flawless technique and mind-boggling organ management come together in a diverse programme that shows both the dignity and impudence of the composer, performer and the Redcliffe organ.

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