Lunchtime Recital – Richard Leigh Harris, Organ

Richard Leigh Harris returns to the New Room for a programme of Bach Chorale Preludes and other 17th century and 18th century organ pieces.

Lunchtime recitals are free with a retiring collection.

Richard Leigh Harris was born in Bristol and studied music at the Birmingham School of Music and at Reading University.  He lived and worked in Oxford for nearly thirty years  as a harpsichordist, pianist, critic, lecturer and writer on music, before moving back to the West country in 2008. He lives in Keynsham and is also a qualified reflexologist and author (The Days of Our Vanity, My Bermuda Books, both published by Silver Wood Books, Bristol).

John Wesley's New Room

John Wesley’s New Room is a heritage site in the heart of Bristol. It houses a museum, library, café, events and hire space. It is home to the original 18th century chapel that started the Methodist movement.

It also houses an award-winning Café and a vast reference Library. John Wesley’s New Room hosts a range of art, music and family events and is also available to hire.

Explore the Museum of John & Charles Wesley’s life and work in Bristol.

John Wesley’s New Room is the oldest Methodist building in the world, located right in the heart of Bristol city centre. Founded in 1739 by John Wesley, the New Room became the cradle of the worldwide Methodist movement.

This is the place that completes the story of Bristol. This is the Room that changed the World.

It is a place where everyone is welcome to explore, step back, take time, reconnect and recharge.

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