Celebrate International Organ Day by attending a "spectacular" concert at Worcester Cathedral in April.

Showcasing the Cathedral’s variety of organs, the concert, on Saturday, April 20, will be led by its director of music, Samuel Hudson, assistant director of music, Nicholas Freestone, and organ scholar, Charlie Gurnham.

Not only will the trio treat the audience to organ favourites such as Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Widor’s Toccata, but they will also play popular film scores from the likes of Star Wars and Harry Potter.


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Mr Freestone said: “We’re delighted to welcome visitors as we show off the organs in ways that some will not have experienced before.

"By bringing well known tunes and organ classics together, we hope we can inspire a whole new audience to be captivated by organ music."

He added: "Playing the organ is like having an entire orchestra at your fingertips.

"You can produce such a unique variety of sounds; it really is magnificent to hear and we hope to welcome many visitors to enjoy the beauty of our three wonderful instruments here at the Cathedral."

The concert will allow spectators to appreciate the Cathedral’s three organs - the Quire organ, the Nave organ, and the Chamber organ, all of which produce distinctive sounds.

All three of them will be played together in a rare performance at the event.

An interactive video link will be screened from the Cathedral roof space, which houses the 3,500 pipes of the Quire organ, providing an insiders view of the workings of this colossal instrument.

The event also features collaborations with guest instrumentalists such as Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man accompanied by percussion, alongside other special guests.

Book tickets for the special event at: https://www.worcestercathedral.org.uk/whats-on/organ-spectacular-concert.