Sunday Afternoon Organ Recital at St Albans Cathedral this Bank Holiday Weekend

On Sunday afternoon, 27th August at 3pm, Thomas Trotter, Birmingham City Organist, will give an organ recital on the Cathedral’s renowned Harrison & Harrison organ.

Thomas Trotter is one of the world’s most celebrated concert organists. He has served as Birmingham City Organist for over 30 years, giving weekly recitals at Birmingham Town Hall or Symphony Hall. He is known internationally for the excellence of his musicianship: in addition to his large number of acclaimed recordings, he regularly appears as soloist with the world’s most famous orchestras, working with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink and Riccardo Chailly. His virtuoso programme in the Cathedral includes works by JS Bach, Vaughan Williams, Stanford and Mendelssohn.

Andrew Lucas, Master of the Music, said ‘Organ music continues to play an integral part in the life of the Cathedral, and throughout the city through the biennial International Organ Festival. We are delighted to welcome back Thomas Trotter to St Albans. His career was launched here when he won the St Albans International Organ competition in 1979, and he has remained a stalwart friend of music-making in the city ever since. His playing is of the highest calibre, and this recital is not to be missed.’

 Future recitals are given by Simon Johnson (Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral – 10th September at 3pm) and Martyn Rawles (Organist of Lichfield Cathedral – 4th October at 12.30pm).

The recital will last around 60 minutes, and a retiring collection will be taken towards the work of the Cathedral Music Department.

Admission free.  Retiring collection. Not suitable for small children. For further information: Cathedral Information Desk 01727 860780.

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