Organs

Three organs are in regular use to accompany the daily services.

The Apse Organ, situated behind the high altar in the retro-choir, is used to accompany choral services and congregational singing.

The 3-stop Hindmarsh Organ in the Lady Chapel is the most frequently used instrument: each day Lauds and Vespers (except on Sunday afternoons) are accompanied on this instrument.

The renowned Grand Organ, at the back of the Nave above the West Door, is used liturgically only before and after High Mass, as well as for organ recitals on Sundays at 4.45pm and the annual Grand Organ Festival.

Click on the tabs above to find out more about the Cathedral's organs, past and present.

 

Grand Organ
Concerts and Recitals

Latest News

Grand Organ Festival opening recital cancelled

We are very sad to announce that Professor John Butt's opening GOF recital on 20 May has been cancelled, because of the Covid-19 situation. We will assess later in the month whether it looks likely that we can go ahead with Professor Andreas Sieling's recital on 17 June or not, and will keep the website updated to this effect.

GOF 2020 recitalists announced!

We are delighted to announce the line-up of Grand Organ Festival recitalists for 2020! Our seven recitalists come from around the UK and Europe, and we are really looking forward to welcoming them all to Westminster Cathedral. Dates and timings are below, along with ticket details.