Summer Organ Festival: Mark Blatchly

June 30, 2024 | 5:00 pm
St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Join Mark Blatchly, Director of Music at St Edmundsbury Cathedral from 1990 to 1992, as he presents a programme of organ music including J. S. Bach’s exhilarating but rarely heard Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 550, and César Franck’s magnificent Choral no. 1 in E major.


Free to attend, but please book here.

The recital starts at 5.00 pm and there will be a retiring collection.


Mark Blatchly was a chorister at Guildford Cathedral under Barry Rose.  He held a variety of organ posts at St Paul’s, Christ Church Oxford, St Marylebone, Gloucester Cathedral and St Edmundsbury (1990-92) – working for Barry Rose, Simon Preston, Catherine Ennis and John Sanders – before joining the music department at Charterhouse, where at various times he was in charge of choral music, the orchestra, the magazine, and a boarding house for 75 boys & girls.


During his time as Assistant Organist at Gloucester Cathedral (1983-90), he passed his BBC solo audition and recorded music by Duruflé, Brahms, Franck and Reger for Radio 3.

He now lives in Felixstowe; he became accompanist to Ipswich Choral Society in 2022.