13 July, 3.30pm: Christophe Mantoux at St Peter’s Church

14 July, 3pm: Ken Cowan at St Albans Cathedral

15 July, 1pm: Thomas Trotter at Christ Church Spitalfields

17 July, 9.30pm: Franz Danksagmüller at St Albans Cathedral

18 July, 6pm: Hans-Ola Ericsson at St Albans Cathedral

20 July, 3.30pm: Dong-ill Shin at St Peter’s Church

 

Your chance to hear no fewer than six highly regarded international organists over the space of only one week. These distinguished performers are all spending time in St Albans as jury members for the 30th St Albans International Organ Festival.

 

13 July, 3.30pm: Christophe Mantoux at St Peter’s Church

Christophe Mantoux, Professor of Organ at the Pôle Supérieur and the Conservatoire Régional de Paris will perform music by Louis Marchand, Jacques Boyvin, Dietrich Buxtehude and JS Bach.

St Peter’s Church, 70 St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL1 3HG

Tickets: £15 

 

14 July, 3pm: Ken Cowan at St Albans Cathedral

Ken Cowan, Associate Professor and Head of Organ at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music will perform music by Hector Berlioz, Percy Whitlock, JS Bach, William Grant-Still, Rachel Laurin and Marcel Dupré.

St Albans Cathedral, St Albans AL1 1BY

Tickets: £15

 

15 July, 1pm: Thomas Trotter at Christ Church Spitalfields

A former winner of the St Albans International Organ Competition, Thomas Trotter is is Birmingham City Organist, organist of St Margaret's, Westminster. He will perform music by JS Bach, John Stanley, George Frideric Handel, Johann Christoph Pepusch, JC Bach and William Russell.

Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street, London E1 6LY

Tickets: £15

 

17 July, 9.30pm: Franz Danksagmüller at St Albans Cathedral

Franz Danksagmüller, Professor at the University of Music Lübeck, performs to the classic German silent film, "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari", directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer.

Organ and the infinite possibilities of electronics combine to extraordinary effect to bring the movie to life, as Dr Caligari sends his bewildering patient out into the dark night... But this is a lot more than ‘just’ a horror film – also featured are a touching love story, a strong friendship and a vivid fair, all portrayed with imaginative cubistic scenery.

Experience a thrilling story through startlingly original images and evocative music – a symphony of impressive pictures, touching music and eerie sounds.

St Albans Cathedral, St Albans AL1 1BY

Tickets: £18

 

18 July, 6pm: Hans-Ola Ericsson at St Albans Cathedral

The Swedish organist and composer will perform two of his own works, one of which features electronics, alongside music by JS Bach, Tamas Ungvary, Peteris Vasks and Olivier Messiaen.

St Albans Cathedral, St Albans AL1 1BY

Tickets: £15

 

20 July, 3.30pm: Dong-ill Shin at St Peter’s Church

Dong-Ill Shin, winner of the 20th Grand Prix de Chartres, will perform music by Eugène Gigout, JP Sweelinck, Vivaldi/Bach, Mozart, Shostakovich and Louis Vierne.

St Peter’s Church, 70 St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL1 3HG

Tickets: £15

 

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Step-free access: St Albans Cathedral has limited car parking spaces available for registered disabled badge holders in Sumpter Yard. The Cathedral is accessible for wheelchairs. Wheelchair spaces and carer discounts for events at St Albans Cathedral can only be booked through the Box Office. Please call 01727 890290 or visit the Cathedral. St Saviour’s and St Peter’s churches have small car parks with spaces for disabled patrons. For St Michael’s, parking is available in the adjacent museum car park. St Peter’s, St Saviour’s, St Michael’s and Christ Church Spitalfields all have disabled access.   
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