The 31st St Albans International Organ Competitions and Festival will take place between 5 and 17 July 2021.

COVID has caused many uncertainties around the world, including particular difficulties for organists concerning practice, access to churches and instruments. In response to this, we have made some changes to the Timetable for applicants. Please check the latest version here.

We look forward to welcoming your application for the competition which will take place in St Albans in July. We are optimistic that restrictions will have eased sufficiently for us all to meet in real life in St Albans. But if this is not possible, the Competitions will take place online.

The Interpretation Competition includes a new commissioned work by exciting British composer Roxanna Panufnik.

We are delighted to present a significant redesign of the Improvisation Competition, with exciting new features.

You can find all information concerning the competitions – including repertoire, prizes, and the organs – from the menu to the right of this text (if you are using a desktop computer) or at the bottom of this page (if you are using a smaller screen).

2019 Judges, Annie Brewster and Prizewinners
2019 winners and jury members with Councillor Annie Brewster and David Titterington, Artistic Director