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International Organ Series

Looming large over Royal Festival Hall are the 7866 pipes of our magnificent organ, an impressive sight that can fill the air with the sounds of birds and cathedrals, funfairs and thunderstorms. Experience the breathtaking sound with the finest performers from around the world.

Join the final concerts of our current 2018/19 season, including Catherine Ennis performing Vierne’s Symphony No.1 to crown a programme of Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns and Bach, and Wayne Marshall with Widor, Dupré and improvisations on submitted themes.

Our 2019/20 International Organ Series opens in September with a joyous evening of British Light Music performed by Richard Hills, in celebration of the legacy of prominent organist Quentin Maclean.

In 2020, choose from series highlights including Gerard Brooks performing a selection of popular organ music, from Charles Ives’ variations on the British National Anthem to Widor’s much-loved Symphony No.5, Carol Williams making her Royal Festival Hall debut with a jazz-infused programme of works music by Hendrix, Giles Swayne and Ethel Smith, and Thomas Trotter with a shimmering programme contrasting works by Mendelssohn and Bach.

At full tilt, it makes the very air shake, leaving you feeling as if your molecular structure has been reordered. The sheer size of the sound it can produce is astonishing
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Richard Hills, organist

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7:30 pm
Tue 24 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 24 Sep 2019
classical music
Hark back to a golden age of melody with a convivial evening of British Light Music for organ
Hark back to a golden age of melody with a convivial evening of British Light Music for organ
Gerard Brooks, organist

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7:30 pm
Mon 03 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 03 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
You may be familiar with the Toccata of Widor’s Symphony No.5 - but the rest deserves repeating
You may be familiar with the Toccata of Widor’s Symphony No.5 - but the rest deserves repeating
Carol Williams playing the organ

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7:30 pm
Mon 20 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 20 Apr 2020
classical music
classical music
Did we even need to ask? Thrill to Hendrix, Giles Swayne and Ethel Smith performed on the pipes
Did we even need to ask? Thrill to Hendrix, Giles Swayne and Ethel Smith performed on the pipes
Thomas Trotter, concert organist

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7:30 pm
Tue 26 May 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 26 May 2020
classical music
classical music
Thomas Trotter has been called ‘one of the most brilliant concert organists... on the world stage’
Thomas Trotter has been called ‘one of the most brilliant concert organists... on the world...