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

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Grand Organ Festival 2018: full details

Full details of the 2018 GOF.
Wednesdays at 7.30pm.
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Please note: Martin Baker's programme on 29 August has changed from that previously advertised. It will now comprise:

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) arr. Baker, Martin (b.1967)
- Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue (BWV 903) 

Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon (1562-1621)
- Variations on 'Mein junges Leben hat ein End'

de Grigny, Nicolas (1672-1703) - from Livre d'orgue (1699)
- Récit de tierce en taille
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Widor, Charles-Marie (1844-1937) - Symphonie V in F minor (Op. 42 no. 1)
- Allegro vivace 
- Allegro cantabile 
- Andantino quasi allegretto 
- Adagio 
- Toccata 

Baker, Martin (b.1967)
- Improvisation 

Westminster Cathedral latest recording reaches No.2 in the UK Specialist Classical Chart

Media vita & other sacred music - John Sheppard

#2 in the UK Specialist Classical Chart