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: 1 April 2021
(not 26 March as previously advertised)

1 April 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)

16 April 2021
All applicants notified of the results of the Preliminary Recorded Round
(On account of the large number of applications received, this notification date has been changed from 9 April).

7 June 2021
Deadline for the selected Competitors to submit a video-recorded performance, which should be a balanced programme with a total timing of 40 minutes including:

  • JS Bach: Fantasia in C minor BWV 562
  • Saint-Saëns: Prelude and Fugue in B major op.99 no.2
  • The commissioned work by Roxanna Panufnik
  • Plus own-choice work(s).

7 July 2021 (7pm British Summer Time)
8 July 2021 (7pm British Summer Time)
9 July 2021 (8pm British Summer Time)
Video presentations from St Albans Cathedral of the pre-recorded Competition performances, which will also stream online for viewing around the world and to the Competition Jury.

16 July 2021 (7pm British Summer Time)
The Artistic Director will announce the Prizes in St Albans Cathedral, before a live audience, and streamed online. The Competition Jury will also attend online.