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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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:

Amazing! http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/725/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/725/pub/725/page/36/article/218909

In less than a week our regular Saturday Concerts return to @StAlbansCath, when @DariusBat starts with Fela Sowande’s setting of the American spiritual Go Down, Moses and concludes with Widor’s sixth organ symphony. https://organfestival.com/events/saturday-concert-21-09/

Summer Organ Music performed by @DariusBat, Leeds City Organist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwOsnmH19zM&t=2455s – Darius will perform live for us at @StAlbansCath on Saturday 18th https://organfestival.com/events/saturday-concert-21-09/

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