Celebrity Organ Recitals 2023
The regular series of Celebrity Organ Recitals is back! Starting on 18 June, enjoy magnificent music on the Cathedral’s Harrison and Harrison organ from the Cathedral’s own musicians and visiting organists.
Recitals start at 5.00 pm and no pre-booking is required. Admission is free and there will be a retiring collection.
Director of Music, Charterhouse
Programme to include Elgar’s Imperial March as well as music by Vierne, Saint-Saens, Max Reger, and by William Byrd, who died 400 years ago this year.
Director of Music, St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Programme to include J. S. Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, music by contemporary composer Judith Bingham, and Maurice Duruflé’s beautiful Prelude, Adagio et Choral Varié sur le theme du “Veni Creator”.
Director of Music, Coventry Cathedral
Programme to include Healey Willan’s epic Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue, as well as music by contemporary Canadian organist and composer Rachel Laurin.
Director of Music, Exeter Cathedral
Programme to include Cesar Franck’s Choral in A minor and Marcel Dupre’s exuberant Prelude and Fugue in B major
Assistant Director of Music, St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Programme to include C. H. H. Parry’s Fantasia and Fugue in G, the first movement of Edward Elgar’s Organ Sonata, and J. S. Bach’s virtuosic Prelude and Fugue in D major.