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Summer Organ Recitals

Up Next: 18th July 2024, 7:00pm
Location: York Minster
01904 557200 Call Us
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York Minster’s popular organ recitals return this summer with seven internationally renowned musicians taking centre stage in one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals.

The summer recitals take place on Thursday evenings from 18 July to 29 August, beginning at 7pm. The first six performances will include well known and much loved classic compositions, as well as exciting contemporary pieces that showcase the drama and poetry of York Minster’s impressive Grand Organ.

Acclaimed soloists Thomas Trotter, one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians and recipient of The Queen’s Medal for Music; Katelyn Emerson, American virtuoso and scholar; Naji Hakim, prolific organist, composer and improviser celebrated for his spontaneous and creative use of religious programmes; and Gordon Stewart, a performer, teacher and conductor who was recently awarded a British Empire Medal for services to music, will be welcomed as guest soloists to the cathedral. They will be joined by York Minster’s own talented musicians – Robert Sharpe, Director of Music, and Benjamin Morris, Assistant Director of Music, experienced soloists performing in the UK and abroad – for six nights of spectacular organ music.

The final performance will see star soloist Roger Sayer perform Hans Zimmer’s epic Oscar-nominated Interstellar suite alongside intergalactic favourites from A Space Odyssey and Holst’s The Planets. This live performance by Sayer, who featured on the film’s official soundtrack as the organ soloist, will bring Christopher Nolan’s dystopian masterpiece to life. Get ready for an out-of-this-world musical experience, suitable for all the family. Find out more HERE.

Tickets for the recitals are available now priced at £15, with a combined season ticket price of £75 for all seven recitals. A concession ticket for under-27s priced at £7.50 is also available. Tickets can be booked HERE or by calling our Box Office on 01904 557200.

Each ticket includes a free, souvenir programme filled with stunning full-colour photographs of York Minster’s Grand Organ and programme notes written by the talented David Gammie. Programmes will be available to collect inside the building on the night of each performance.

Please note, no cash payments can be made inside York Minster.

York Minster Opening Hours

General visiting:

Mon – Sat: 9.30am – 45pm (last admission 4pm)

Sun: 12.45pm – 3.15pm (last admission at 2.45pm).

Please note these opening hours are subject to change. Please check our website for the most up to date information.

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