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As soon as Barbara Dennerlein's fingers touch the manuals, an electric air of expectation fills the auditorium. Accompanied by percussionist Drori Mondlak and his delicate beats, she blends soul, funk, blues, bebop and swing into a whirlwind performance. Always forging straight ahead, be it on the Hammond organ or the Klais organ. In terms of volume and its range of sounds and registers, the organ must be the most encompassing of all instruments. It also makes substantial physical demands, on the feet as well as the hands. An organ can effortlessly compete with an orchestra. In this year's Organ Plus subscription series, British organist Thomas Trotter can be heard in concert with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, whilst Arvid Gast joins up with the brass players from the Berliner Philharmoniker. Organ lovers can look forward to varied programmes ranging from baroque Bach right up to a brand new piece by Irish composer Gerald Barry. Wayne Marshall, the equally tireless and versatile pianist, organist, composer and chief conductor of the WDR Funkhausorchester, gives the only solo performance, featuring mostly 20th and 21st century sacred works and improvisations in which he really shows off his prowess.