Christopher Herrick in Wayzata

by Michael Barone, Minnesota Public Radio
October 20, 2010

St. Paul, Minn. — He's done it all, and continues to do more!

Christopher Herrick began his career as organist for London's Westminster Abbey, playing for many Royal and State occasions.

As well, he played the funeral service for Herbert Howells, and for both the 80th birthday concert and the funeral service for Sir William Walton.

He is a virtuoso, no question!
- The New York Times

But after ten years, he decided to go free-lance, and he's been busy acquiring a world-wide fan base, ever since.

Herrick played the complete works of Bach at Lincoln Center in New York City in 1984 - '85, and since then he's made a living - as few organists in recent time are able - by presenting recitals and making recordings - dozens of them - at venues all around the globe.

As a young chorister called out of study-hall to turn pages for the organist at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Christopher Herrick was captivated by the power and variety of sound that an organist commands and decided on the spot that he wanted to become an organist himself.

Since 1984 he has enjoyed a successful traveling worldwide to play concerts and record instruments of every sort - in Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, the United States, and throughout Europe and the United Kingdom.

Christopher Herrick performs this Sunday, October 24 at 3:00 on the Charles Jackson Memorial Organ - a 66-stop pipe organ by (St. Peter) Minnesota builder Charles Hendrickson - at Wayzata Community Church.

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