Founding Co-Director or Firehead Organ Works, Huw Morgan was born in 1975 in Newport, South Wales: he studied music at the University of Oxford, where he was organ scholar at St Edmund Hall, and choral conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, winning the Doreen Olwen Leyshon prize.
He is currently director of the Ripieno Choir; previously he held posts of musical director of the Hanover Choir and the Merbecke Choir of Southwark Cathedral, and was organist of St Laurence Church, Catford for ten years. Huw also taught on the Royal School of Church Music’s higher education programme and has been general manager of His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts.
Huw’s compositions have featured at the South Bank Centre, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Canterbury Festival, the Bergen International Organ Festival, at Canterbury Cathedral and on Radio 3 and numerous CDs. Recent commissions include composing and arranging music for Ipswich Remembers, a major show featuring Ipswich Choral Society and Dance East telling the story of Ipswich’s involvement in World War 1; and Fault, a work for two organs and electronics exploring the ecological impact of the US/Mexico border wall and composed for the organ department of Arizona State University.
Automatronic is a collective founded in 2013 by Michael Bonaventure, Lauren Redhead, Alistair Zaldua and Huw Morgan to explore, promote and perform new music for organ with electronics. Since then, they have performed, collectively and individually, at festivals and venues throughout Europe and have commissioned numerous new works.
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Doors: 7pm / Performance: 8:00 - 9:15pm / Close: 10pm
(Full licensed bar throughout show)