International Organ Series 2017/18

Come and hear one of the world’s great pipe organs put through its paces by some of the finest exponents of the instrument. Whether you’re an organ devotee or an intrigued musical explorer, you’ll find great performers, great music and a welcoming crowd at our organ recitals. 

Spanning the full width of the Royal Festival Hall stage, the organ’s 7866 pipes are impressive to look at – but the instrument is even more impressive to listen to, filling the hall with the sounds of birds and cathedrals, funfairs and thunderstorms. 

The music of JS Bach is a bright thread running through the 2017/18 season – Anne Page gives an all-Bach recital, while both Simon Johnson and William Whitehead perform pieces from the Orgelbüchlein Project, new commissions to complement Bach’s incomplete collection of chorale preludes. 

These events go on sale to Southbank Centre Members at 10am on Tuesday 21 February, and on general sale at 10am on Thursday 23 February. 

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7:30 pm | 25 Sep 2017
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Simon Johnson, the organist of St Paul’s Cathedral, performs music by Bach and Reubke
10:00 am | 18 Nov 2017
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Grab a coffee and explore Johann Sebastian Bach's experimental last work, The Art of Fugue.
7:30 pm | 21 Nov 2017
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Bach’s last composition, left unfinished at his death, has long been the source of intrigue
7:30 pm | 26 Feb 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Daniel Cook performs Louis Vierne’s grand Sixth Organ Symphony
2:00 pm | 21 Apr 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Concert organist William Whitehead introduces Royal Festival Hall's pipe organ.
7:30 pm | 24 Apr 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
William Whitehead performs two new commissions to ‘complete’ Bach’s Orgelbüchlein

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