Stephen Doughty enjoys a varied career as a freelance musician. He is Chorus Master of Belfast Philharmonic Choir who, in addition to their regular performances with the Ulster Orchestra, has given a number of world premieres including works by James Whitbourn and American composers Stuart Scott and Christopher Marshall.  He has been Musical Director of the Garleton Singers since 1994, and was most recently appointed to the position of Musical Director of Edinburgh Bach Choir.

After almost 18 years Stephen recently relinquished the post of Organist and Director of Music of St John’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh. He plays harpsichord/organ continuo and orchestral piano with all the Scottish orchestras as well as the Ulster Orchestra and has given frequent organ recitals including several four-star recitals on the grand Mulholland Organ in the Ulster Hall, Belfast, and recitals of French and German music in St. John’s. 

As an arranger and orchestrator he has received commissions from Children’s Classic Concerts, Ulster Orchestra and the RSNO as well as a classical/folk crossover with award-winning band Dallahan. BBC commissions have been performed at Proms in the Park and BBC Alba and his pieces feature on several recordings. Finally he is an Examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

Programme

Overture to the Occasional Oratorio- G.F. Handel (1685-1759) arr. WT Best 
Two Dialogues – Peter Hurford (1930-3rd March 2019)
Canon in B minor- Robert Schumann (1810-56)
Prelude & Fugue in C, BWV 547- J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Flourish on a Harvest Tune- Stephen Doughty (b.1968)
Fantasy on ‘Veni Emmanuel ‘ – Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)
Sonata- Frigyes Hidas (1928-2007) 

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