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International Organ Series

Looming large over Royal Festival Hall are the 7,866 pipes of our magnificent organ, an impressive sight that can fill the air with the sounds of birds and cathedrals, funfairs and thunderstorms.

Our International Organ Series invites you to encounter its breathtaking sound with the guidance of the finest performers from around the world.

In 2019/20, Carol Williams makes her Royal Festival Hall debut with a jazz-infused programme of works music by Hendrix, Giles Swayne and Ethel Smith; and Thomas Trotter performs a shimmering programme contrasting works by Mendelssohn and Bach.

The 2020/21 season highlights the great organ works of Bach. Two composers who dared to imagine other worlds are conjured by organist James McVinnie with a programme of traditional and contemporary works by Bach and Glass.

Admire three different images of Bach and Marcel Dupré’s most dazzling display piece with Isabelle Demers, who plays the recital entirely from memory. Mischief and magic abound in an all-Bach evening with Robert Quinney.

And join the head organist of Notre Dame, Olivier Latry, who plays great works written in dedication, thanks and commemoration.

at full tilt, it makes the very air shake, leaving you feeling as if your molecular structure has been re-ordered. The sheer size of the sound it can produce is astonishing.
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Carol Williams playing the organ

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7:30 pm
Mon 20 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 20 Apr 2020
classical music
Did we even need to ask? Thrill to Hendrix, Giles Swayne and Ethel Smith performed on the pipes
Did we even need to ask? Thrill to Hendrix, Giles Swayne and Ethel Smith performed on the pipes
James McVinnie, organist

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7:30 pm
Wed 29 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 29 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents revitalising works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Nico Muhly
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents revitalising works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Nico Muhly
Thomas Trotter, concert organist

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7:30 pm
Tue 26 May 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 26 May 2020
classical music
Thomas Trotter has been called ‘one of the most brilliant concert organists... on the world stage’
Thomas Trotter has been called ‘one of the most brilliant concert organists... on the world...
 Isabelle Demers, organist

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7:30 pm
Mon 30 Nov 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 30 Nov 2020
classical music
Admire three different images of Bach the organist and Marcel Dupré’s most dazzling display piece
Admire three different images of Bach the organist and Marcel Dupré’s most dazzling display piece
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 Robert Quinney, organist

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7:30 pm
Tue 26 Jan 2021
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Jan 2021
classical music
Perfection, mischief and magic abound in an all-Bach evening
Perfection, mischief and magic abound in an all-Bach evening
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James McVinnie, organist

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7:30 pm
Mon 12 Apr 2021
7:30 pm | Mon 12 Apr 2021
classical music
Two composers who dared to imagine other worlds are conjured by organist James McVinnie
Two composers who dared to imagine other worlds are conjured by organist James McVinnie
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Oliver Latry, organist

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7:30 pm
Mon 07 Jun 2021
7:30 pm | Mon 07 Jun 2021
classical music
The organist of Notre Dame plays great works written in dedication, thanks and commemoration
The organist of Notre Dame plays great works written in dedication, thanks and commemoration
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