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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

Wixamtree Trust

Douglas May Trust

The Dyers Company

Rhinegold Publishing

Don and Lesley King

Andrei Lussmann

Philip and Sue Vaughan

Daniel Von Allmen

The Earl & Countess of Verulam

Elisabeth Wells

Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists

Fieldfisher

Jill and Adam Singer

Orgues Létourneau

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

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Entries for the 30th St. Albans International Organ Festival Competitions close on

22 March 2019

30th St. Albans International Organ Festival Competitions

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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.


For further information please email administrator@organfestival.com