Eugène Gigout: Grand choeur dialogué arr. Michael Allen for brass & organ *
Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV.582
Felix Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Felix Mendelssohn: Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto in D for keyboard, BWV.972 arr. Alison Balsom for trumpet & organ
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: A Wall of Music for organ, brass & choir * (World premiere)
Sir John Tavener: Monument for Beethoven for chorus & organ ** (World premiere)
César Franck: Fantaisie in A (No.1 of 3 Pièces pour grand orgue)
Franz Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No.1 arr. Jane Parker-Smith for organ
Marcel Dupré: Prelude & Fugue in B, Op.7 No.1
Come and hear the re-inauguration of the iconic Harrison & Harrison Royal Festival Hall concert organ, performed by a celebrity cast of organists with international star trumpeter Alison Balsom, Southbank Centre's Voicelab and the brass ensembles of our resident orchestras the London Philharmonic and Philharmonia.
The programme includes specially commissioned works from two of Britain's most famous composers - Sir John Tavener and Master of the Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
Four of the world's leading organists celebrate the refurbishment and reinstallation of the organ, putting the instrument through its paces in a programme of virtuosic and dazzling repertoire, including Bach's monumental Passacaglia.
Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.15pm - An introduction to the organ and its music. Free (subject to availability).
John Scott organ
Jane Parker-Smith organ
Isabelle Demers organ
David Goode organ
Alison Balsom trumpet
Jessica Cottis conductor, *
Sam Laughton conductor, **
London Philharmonic Brass Ensemble
Philharmonia Brass Ensemble
The Elysian Singers