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. Please see details below.

Application deadline: 26 March 2021
(not 19 March as previously advertised)

26 March 2021
Deadline for applications together with payment and recording, to be received by the Competitions Secretary (applicants must have been born after 17 July 1988)

9 April 2021
All applicants notified of the results of the Preliminary Recorded Round

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.

2 July 2021
Arrival in St Albans for preliminary practice (Some flexibility may be possible by arrangement)

4 July 2021
Registration for all Competitors in St Albans

5–9 July 2021
Quarter-final Rounds
Including Peter Hurford Bach Prize round on 5 & 6 July

10–14 July 2021
Semi-final Rounds

16 July 2021
Interpretation Concerto Final, St Albans Cathedral

17 July 2021
Interpretation and Improvisation Finals and Presentation of Prizes, St Albans Cathedral

18 September 2021
Gala Prizewinners’ Concert, St Albans Cathedral