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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Only two weeks until celebrated Korean organist Joonho Park performs for us at @StAlbansCath

What a great portrait of David Titterington, our Artistic Director and Head of Organ @RoyalAcadMusic, which is now on display at his alma mater @PembrokeOxford. Photo by Dr Stephen Boffey, former @UniofHerts Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor.

We enjoyed a wonderful concert at @StAlbansCath on Saturday given by @daniel_moult, who appeared to be smiling at absolutely all times! 📸Stephen Boffey

Last call! Our sixtieth anniversary year opens with a concert by @daniel_moult at @StAlbansCath at 5.30pm. ‘Exhilarating musicianship’ says @GramophoneMag of Daniel

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