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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Next weekend our Artistic Director David Titterington will give a rare @StAlbansCath recital, in support of the Festival. We look forward to seeing you there!

We don’t so often get to hear the Festival’s Artistic Director performing in St Albans. So David Titterington’s Saturday Concert in January at @StAlbansCath is not to be missed!

Despite the many restrictions and difficulties of the past year, we can gratefully reflect on wonderful music-making in 2021 – and look forward to some special Saturday Concerts over the next few months

‘St Albans International Organ Festival closes 2021 with a free Saturday concert at @StAlbansCath. It has been a busy and successful year for the biennial festival...’ reports @hertsad

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