On Bank Holiday Monday 26th August at 1pm Stephen Tharp, International Concert Organist, gives a free recital at St Albans Cathedral.

All are welcome; the recital will last around 60 minutes and admission is free, with a retiring collection in aid of Cathedral music funds.


Prelude & Fugue in E minor BWV 548 JS Bach

An Wasserflüssen Babylon BWV 653 JS Bach

Chromatic Fantasy & fugue in D minor BWV 903 JS Bach (organ adaption: Stephen Tharp)

from Symphony no. 4 op. 47 Vierne

   iv Romance

Le Tombeau de Couperin Ravel (organ adaptation: Michael Hey)

  i Prélude – ii Fugue – iii Forlane – iv Rigaudon – v Menuet – vi Toccata

Stephen Tharp, hailed as “the organist for the connoisseur” (organ - Journal für die Orgel,
Germany), “the thinking person’s performer” (Het Orgel), “every bit the equal of any organist” (The
American Organist magazine) and “the consummate creative artist” (Michael Barone, Pipedreams),
is recognized as one of the great concert organists of our age.

Having played more than 1600 concerts across over 53 tours worldwide, Stephen Tharp has built
one of the most well-respected international careers in the world, earning him the reputation as the
most traveled concert organist of his generation. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s
Who in the World, and has been given the 2011 International Performer of the Year Award by the
New York City chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In May 2015, he was given the Paul
Creston Award which recognizes artistic excellence by a significant figure in church music and the
performing arts.