The IOF top prize-winners from the 60th anniversary Festival in July 2023 return to play in St Albans Cathedral. 

The programme order is to be confirmed. 

Sunkyung Noh
(1st Prize and Gold Medal Interpretation Competition 2023):

Johann Sebastian Bach Fantasia und Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
Judith Weir St Alban (Festival commission, 2023)
Charles-Marie Widor Andante sostenuto from Symphonie Gothique, op.70 no.9/2
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Prelude and Fuge in E minor, WoO 13 (from the Klavierabum “Notre Temps”), arranged by Martin Schmeding

Samuel Gaskin
(Joint 1st Prize, Improvisation Competition 2023):

Improvisation on a submitted theme
Jean-Baptiste Robin
Trois solos pour grand orgue: III. Allegro tempo preciso
Oscar Peterson Bossa Béguine, arranged by Samuel Gaskin
Thierry Escaich Poèmes pour orgue: III. Vers l’espérance

Niklas Jahn
(Joint 1st Prize, Improvisation Competition 2023):

JS Bach Toccata in F major, BWV 540
Max Reger Melodia op.129, no.4
Improvisation on a submitted theme

All are welcome; the concert will last around 1hr and admission is free, with a retiring collection in aid of St Albans International Organ Festival. 

Banner image: Samuel Gaskin and Niklas Jahn (Joint 1st Prize, Improvisation Competition 2023; pictured above at the prize-giving with Cllr Annie Brewster, IOF Patron)