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

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.

Change of date for November 2020 GOF recital

Please note that we have had to change the date of the November GOF recital to WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER at 7.30pm, because of a clash with an external event taking place on the Cathedral's piazza on 25 November which would have rendered a concert rather disrupted. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this date change.