WORLD famous American concert organist Carlo Curley will be appearing at St Michael and All Angels' Church in Torrington on Sunday. Classical music isn t everyone s cup of tea, but when a musician boldly announces that Bach invented rock and roll," that

WORLD famous American concert organist Carlo Curley will be appearing at St Michael and All Angels' Church in Torrington on Sunday.Classical music isn't everyone's cup of tea, but when a musician boldly announces that "Bach invented rock and roll," that a particular composition by Handel is a "real toe-tapper" and that his "size 12s are going to go bananas with smoke rising from the pedalboard," it takes a strong will to turn a deaf ear. Just such a performer is Carlo Curley, self-styled champion of the classical organ, a large and charismatic figure. From an early age Carlo studied music at the North Carolina School of the Arts for talented children and held his first professional post at 15 years of age, as organist and choirmaster at a large Baptist church in Atlanta, Georgia. By the age of 17 he was touring the USA and a year later became Director of Music at Girard College, Philadelphia. Carlo later came to London to study with the late Sir George Thalben-Ball.Sunday's concert starts at 3pm.