Free Sunday organ recitals at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Regular Sunday organ recitals begin again at the Abbey this week after a five-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The first concert, at 4.30pm on Sunday 6th September, will be given by the Abbey's Sub-Organist, Peter Holder. The programme for the free, 30-minute recital will include Litanies and Variations sur un thème de Clément Janequin by Jehan Alain, and Maurice Duruflé's Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d'Alain.

The concert series will continue over the coming weeks as the Abbey organists present a wide range of music each Sunday afternoon:

13th September: Matthew Jorysz, Assistant Organist
20th September: James O'Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers
27th September: Matthew Jorysz
4th October: Peter Holder
11th October: James O'Donnell
18th October: Matthew Jorysz

The Abbey's grand organ is a magnificent five-manual Harrison & Harrison instrument which was installed for the coronation of King George VI in 1937. It can be heard at the Abbey's daily services as well as at the popular weekly concerts.

Places at the recitals are free, but to ensure social distancing, tickets must be booked in advance

Tags: Westminster Abbey, Organ, Peter Holder, James O'Donnell, Matthew Jorysz

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