Canterbury Cathedral Organ Festival

Friday 24th May, Friday 14th June, Friday 21st June, Friday 5th July

Enjoy recitals by renowned concert organists, and have a chance to play the Cathedral organ yourself at our free Open Evening!

Friday 24 May, 18:30

Open Evening

Assistant Director of Music, Jamie Rogers, will introduce the Cathedral’s organ (refurbished by Harrison & Harrison in 2020) and give a demonstration.

There will also be a chance for keen organists to play a short piece of their choice, time allowing.

This event is un-ticketed and free to attend.

If you would like to play the organ at the Open Evening, please email in advance, before Monday 20 May 2024.

Friday 14 June, 19:30

Tom Bell

Messiaen, Livre du Saint Sacrement

Tom Bell has built a vibrant portfolio as a performer, teacher and animateur, and has performed across Europe, in Australia, the Far East and the USA.

Tom’s recordings have been broadcast and won praise internationally, with his highly acclaimed recording Freak Out! (Regent 2021), described in The American Organist as “remarkable…a masterclass”, and in BBC Music Magazine as “in equal parts brilliant and a bit bonkers”.

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Roger Sayer

Programme to include music from the film Interstellar.

Roger Sayer is at the forefront of British choral and organ music.

Formerly Director of Music at Temple Church, after 2023 he left to focus on freelancing both as an organist and choir director.

Roger has recently been appointed Organist in Residence at St John’s Smith Square, and, as well as playing on recordings and for recitals, his work has also extended into the film world, with Roger featuring as the organ soloist for Hans Zimmer’s Oscar-nominated score for the motion picture Interstellar.

Friday 5 July, 19:30

Martin Baker

Programme to include music by Stanford, to mark the 100th anniversary of his death.

Martin Baker studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Chetham’s and Downing College, Cambridge, and then held positions at Westminster and St Paul’s Cathedrals before being appointed to Westminster Abbey.

In 2000 he returned to Westminster Cathedral as Master of Music, where for 20 years he directed the world-renowned choir.

Martin is much sought after as an organist, playing concerts around the world, and is renowned for his improvisational skill.

Pricing Information

Tickets for Recitals £17 (Incl. £2 booking fee)

Book all three concerts for £36

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