St Albans International Organ Festival gratefully acknowledges the significant support of the following organisations, trusts and individuals:
The Monument Trust
The Williams Church Music Trust
The Derek Butler Trust
St Albans City & District Council
Kirby Laing Foundation
Douglas May Trust
The Dyers Company
Don and Lesley King
Philip and Sue Vaughan
Daniel Von Allmen
The Earl & Countess of Verulam
Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists
Jill and Adam Singer
Garfield Weston Foundation
Old Possum's Practical Trust
The Alan Brentnall Charitable Trust
Festival Mission Statement
The St Albans International Organ Festival presents arguably the world’s leading organ competition. Its roll-call of past prize-winners includes many of today’s most influential organists.
For two weeks our biennial festival celebrates organs and a lot more besides. Our diverse mix of large-scale and intimate concerts, talks, workshops, art exhibitions and fringe events offers something for everyone and complements the St Albans International Organ Competition itself. Events are centred around the magnificent Norman cathedral of St Albans and spread out all around this beautiful historic city. Important venues in London host additional competition rounds and performances.
The festival attracts leading performers from around the world together with very best young organists. It was founded in 1963 by the distinguished organist Peter Hurford OBE.
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Saturday Organ Concert Series
2018 - 2019
Entries for the 30th St. Albans International Organ Festival Competitions close on
22 March 2019
30th St. Albans International Organ Festival Competitions
Peter Hurford, OBE
22 November 1930 – 3 March 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Peter Hurford, founder of the International Organ Festival, former Master of the Music at St. Albans Cathedral and internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist.
There will be a private family funeral.
A memorial evensong to commemorate Peter's life will be held on Saturday 15th June at 4.00pm in St Albans Cathedral. All are welcome.
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