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. A diverse mix of large-scale and intimate concerts, talks, workshops, art exhibitions and fringe events offers something for everyone and complements the organ competition itself. Events are centred around the magnificent Norman cathedral of St Albans and spread out across 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 the very best young organists. It was founded in 1963 by the distinguished organist Peter Hurford OBE (1930–2019).

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Join us at 5.30pm to hear trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins and organist Anne Page at @StPeterStAlbans – free admission and programme, donations welcome to support future activities https://organfestival.com/events/saturday-concert-21-10/

#NowPlaying, Crispian Steele-Perkins performs trumpet concertos https://open.spotify.com/album/6lO4xwc1iYkzKSu52NEswn?si=HYoJ_vePRoet_t5F4-cwoQ&dl_branch=1 – we are looking forward to hearing Crispian with organist Anne Page at @StPeterStAlbans on Saturday https://organfestival.com/events/saturday-concert-21-10/

Our Saturday Concert series continues next weekend with Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet) and Anne Page (organ) at @StPeterStAlbans – admission and programme are free, as always https://organfestival.com/events/saturday-concert-21-10/

We are delighted that @HewittJSB, distinguished long-time friend of the Festival, has agreed to become a Patron of the St Albans International Organ Festival. https://organfestival.com/2021/09/23/welcome-to-our-new-patron-angela-hewitt/

Join us at 5.30pm on Saturday in @StAlbansCath!

Twitter feed video.Join us at 5.30pm on Saturday in @StAlbansCath!
Darius Battiwalla@DariusBat

Really looking forward to the recital at St Albans @Organ_Festival on Saturday! I'm finishing with Widor's 6th Symphony, and starting with Fela Sowande's setting of Go Down, Moses - here's the final section as a taster:

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