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

Choristers of Westminster Cathedral feature in Britten's War Requiem

The choristers of Westminster Cathedral Choir will join The Bach Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra and Staats- und Domchor Berlin to perform Benjamin Britten's spine-tingling War Requiem in Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday 3 October at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £12 - £50, are available here or here or in person from Westminster Cathedral's Gift Shop. 

Ticketmaster's telephone number is 0844 844 0444.

Organ Scholarship 2019

Applications are invited for a post-graduate ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP (awarded annually).

Commencing 1 September 2019

Full details may be obtained from:

Music Administrator

Clergy House

42 Francis Street

London SW1P 1QW

Tel: 020 7798 9057

email: musicadmin@rcdow.org.uk 

Closing date for next vacancy: Monday 1 October 2018

You can download the application form here