Male organist in shirt and tie, pictured in profile performing at the keyboard


IOF flag on St Albans Cathedral

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Nov 19 2022


5:30 pm



Saturday Concert: Simon Harden

Simon Harden (Dublin) performs at St Albans Cathedral.
St Albans AL1 1BY

Dieterich Buxtehude Praeludium in F sharp minor, BuxWV 146

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Sonata III in A major, op.65 no.3

Johann Sebastian Bach Magnificat, BWV 733 (Fuga sopra)
Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 616
Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf, BWV 617

Petr Eben From Four Biblical Dances: The Dance of Jephtha’s Daughter

César Franck Grand Pièce Symphonique, op.17

Simon Harden lectures in Organ performance at the TU Dublin Conservatoire and is Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford. Regular concert engagements take him throughout Europe and further afield. He has performed solo recitals in such venues as Notre-Dame Paris, La Sainte-Trinité Paris, Westminster Abbey London, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, St Jacobi Hamburg and the Martinikerk Groningen.

Simon began his studies at Trinity College Dublin reading Music and History of Art. Further studies at the Music Academies in Berlin (Leo van Doeselaar) and Hamburg (Wolfgang Zerer and Pieter van Dijk) led to a first-class Postgraduate degree in performance followed by a ‘Premier Prix’ for his studies in France (Eric Lebrun).  On receiving a scholarship from the City of Hamburg, he took the ‘Konzertexamen’ with distinction, the highest award for performance in Germany.

The St Albans International Organ Festival presents monthly Saturday concerts around the year.

Admission and programme are free.