Free Organ Festival Concert at St Albans Cathedral
7:00 p.m. November 1, 2021
The St Albans International Organ Festival closes 2021 with a free concert on Saturdays at the city’s cathedral.
It has been a busy and successful year for the biennial festival.
His July concert series drew an enthusiastic following, despite limited numbers for security reasons, with exceptionally well-received performances by famous British artists including Nicola Benedetti and Jess Gillam.
The festival will close its events of the year on Saturday 6 November with a free organ concert by Mark Williams of the University of Oxford.
Informator Choristarum, organist and Tutorial Fellow in Music at Magdalen College will perform no less than 11 distinct works in its one-hour program.
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The concert starts at 5.30 p.m. in St Albans Cathedral.
The diversified program will open on the grandiose Hymn to the Sun by Louis Vierne, who served as organist at Notre-Dame de Paris for nearly four decades at the turn of the 20th century.
The final work will be Moto Ostinato by Czech Petr Eben, another organist-composer also known as a master of improvisation.
In between, audiences will hear music dating from the 1600s to the 21st century.
The Cathedral is a Covid secure location.
To reassure everyone, everyone in the public will be encouraged to wear a face covering, unless otherwise specified.
The printed program and tickets are free, with invited donations to support future Organ Festival activities.
To learn more about the organ festival, visit https://organfestival.com/