The website of the Karg-Elert Archive with news and comment from around the world
Sigfrid Karg-Elert, 1877-1933, was an important German composer of the late nineteenth
and the early twentieth centuries.
The Karg-Elert Archive was originally founded in 1987 with the objective of encouraging
the performance, recording and publication of the composer’s music. Growing in appreciation
by a widening circle of performers and discriminating audiences; it represents a
peak of late Romantic music in its emotional intensity, variety of styles and imaginative
use of resources, both instrumental and vocal.
The Karg-Elert Archive
Founded in 1987 as the Karg-Elert Society. The Archive is based in England.
Prof Graham Barber
(Professor Emeritus, Leeds University, and Organist of St Bartholomew’s
Patrons of the Archive David Hill (BBC); John Scott Whiteley (Assist. Organist,
York Minster); Dr Harry Bramma (Former Organist, Southwark Cathedral, London); Simon
Lindley (Leeds Parish Church and Leeds City Organist, Yorkshire); John Scott (Organist,
St Thomas’ Church, Fifth Avenue, New York, USA) Richard Walker (Former Director of
Music, Harrow School, Greater London); Nicolas Kynaston (Concert Organist, London)
Honorary Members Prof Wolfgang Stockmeier; Heinrich Schwaab; Prof Stefan Engels;
Dr Harold Fabrikant; Staffan Thuringer; Terry Truman; Elke Völker
Fellows Frank Conley; Dr Harold Fabrikant Life Members Barry Doe; Michael Jones;
Tony Luker; Ronald Smith; Dr Craig Scott Symons; Dr Richard Webb Marko Heese; Richard
Crane; Frank Conley
Saturday, 27 May 2017 Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2 Sigfrid Karg-Elert is featured in two concerts with music from Wagner operas, Jugendstil gems, for both organ and piano. 11.00 Archive Society Meeting Members of the former British Karg-Elert Archive (also open to visitors) 12.00 A Lecture by Graham Barber The Karg-Elert Society and Archive, 1987 to 2015, A Retrospective View 13.00 Lunch This will he held in the building and has been organized by the church. NOTE: There is a charge of £5 per person. 14.00 Duet Concert of piano and organ music ‘Salon music from the heart of German Romanticism’ Performers: Ourania Gassiou and Eleni Keventsidou Music by Karg-Elert, Wagner, Kienzl u.a. 15.00 Tea Break (no charge) 16.00 Organ Recital ‘The Anglo-Saxon Karg-Elert’ Organist: Stefan Engels will play Homage to Handel, Tryptich, Nearer my God to Thee, Kaleidoscope. 17.00 Buffet To be held in the church facilities at no charge to visitors.
It is with sadness that the death is announced of the chairman and co-founder of
the Archive, Anthony Caldicott. He died on 9 June 2015.
The funeral took place at St Stephen’s Church in Hounslow followed by burial at Teddington
Cemetery. The tribute given at his funeral by the Revd Canon David Nason can be read
An announcement about the future of the Archive will be made in due course.
Co-founder and executor
Chairman of the Archive, Anthony Caldicott (1931-2015)