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Jul 05 2023


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Interpretation Quarter-Final 3

St Albans Cathedral

The biennial St Albans International Organ Competitions celebrate 60 years since their foundation in 1963 by Peter Hurford. Outstanding organists aged 33 and under from across the world will compete for Interpretation and Improvisation prizes. 

Presentation of Awards and Prize-Winners’ Recital on Saturday 15th July at 11am in the Cathedral will bring the 60th anniversary competitions to a conclusion.

This Quarter-Final round will be played on the Harrison & Harrison organ of St Albans Cathedral. Each competitor will perform Georg Muffat’s Toccata Quinta and Judith Weir’s St Alban, which with sponsorship from Martin Owen has been specially commissioned for the competition from the Master of the King’s Music, together with other works of their own free choice.

£15 (unreserved seating)
Competition Season Ticket £150 (all rounds, including Improvisation and Interpretation Finals: £10 per event, a saving of £75)
Free admission for under 18s and for students in full-time education, on production of ID

Booking now from St Albans Cathedral’s Box Office