Gala Organ Concert by Simon Johnson
Worcester Cathedral welcomes Simon Johnson to give the 13th anniversary recital of the Cathedral’s Quire Organ.
This gala recital will celebrate both the organ’s anniversary and the 400th anniversary of the Worcester Charter.
Simon Johnson, recently appointed Master of the Music of Westminster Cathedral and formerly Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral, will perform a programme that includes music by Thomas Tomkins, Organist of Worcester Cathedral at the time of the signing of the Charter, and the Organ Sonata by Sir Edward Elgar.
Elgar’s Organ Sonata is now a seminal part of the organ repertoire, and was given its first performance in Worcester Cathedral in 1895 by his close friend Hugh Blair.
The concert will last for approximately an hour, after which drinks will be available in the South Transept, underneath the pipes of the organ on which the première of Elgar’s Organ Sonata was given.
Tickets, priced at £15 for adults (free for under-18s and those in full-time education) will be available on the door, or you can book in advance on the Cathedral website by clicking here.