The biennial St Albans International Organ Competitions celebrate 60 years since their foundation in 1963 by Peter Hurford. Outstanding organists aged 33 and under from across the world will compete for Interpretation and Improvisation prizes.

A presentation of Awards and Prize-Winnners’ Recital on Saturday 15 July at 11am in the Cathedral will bring the 60th anniversary competitions to a conclusion.

This first part of the Semi-Final will be played on the historical 1735 Richard Bridge organ of Christ Church in London’s East End.
The repertoire for this round will include André Raison’s Offerte du cinquième ton “Le Vive le Roy des parisiens”, John Stanley’s Voluntary in D major op.6 no.6, and free choice work(s).

Date and Time | Tuesday 11 July, 10.30am - 12pm - please ensure you select the correct date and time from the drop down menu below.

Cost | £15 (unreserved seating), free admission for under 18s, students in full-time education (on production of ID) and for companions.

If you are accompanying a person with a disability or access requirements, or are booking a ticket for someone who is accompanying you, please select the companion ticket at checkout. Only one companion ticket is permitted per transaction.

Competition Season Tickets are available for £150 (all rounds, including Improvisation and Interpretation Finals: £10 per event, a saving of £75)

Sponsored by the Champniss Foundation.