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Our ever-popular Lunchtime Organ Music series is back for 2021!

We are delighted to offer a wonderful variety of music and musicians for you to enjoy, blending some of the finest young talent with renowned concert artists. With our magnificent organ’s vast range of sounds and a wide musical repertoire, there is truly something for everybody.

Concerts begin at 12.30 pm and last just over half an hour – it’s the perfect way to spend a lunchbreak!

This year, we ask that you book tickets online using the links set out below for each concert. Admission is free, but in order to keep this great instrument (and the grand building in which it sits) running we rely heavily on gifts from sponsors and supporters. A suggested donation of £5 is welcomed for each performance, and there will be an opportunity for you to make this donation as you leave. To make your gift worth an additional 25% (at no extra cost to you) please use one of the yellow Gift Aid envelopes. Alternatively, please click here to donate online.

Please consider sponsoring a concert. If you or your business would like to support our work through sponsoring one of this series please contact Matt Feeley for more information by emailing matt.feeley@coventrycathedral.org.uk or by phoning 024 7652 1200.

The programmes for each of this year’s recitals are set out below. Do join us for a moment of inspiration and joy at the start of each week. We look forward to welcoming you.

Programme

Monday 17th May 2021 tickets
Rachel Mahon (Coventry Cathedral) 
Fantaisie in A (Franck)
Sonata No. 3 in D minor, BWV 527 (Bach, J.S.)
Placare Christe Servulis (Dupré)

Monday 24th May 2021 tickets
Nicholas Freestone (Worcester Cathedral)
‘Joie et clarté’ (Les corps glorieux) (Messiaen)
Choral No.2 in B minor (Franck)

Monday 31st May 2021 tickets 
Harvey Stansfield (Coventry Cathedral)
Sonata No.6, Op.65 No.6 (Choral mit vier Variationen – Fuge – Andante) (Mendelssohn)
Canon in Ab major, Op.56, No.4 (Schumann)
Fantasia and Fugue on B-A-C-H (Liszt)

Monday 7th June 2021
Jonathan Lilley (Waltham Abbey)
Pictures from an exhibition (Mussorgsky)

Monday 14th June 2021 tickets
Rachel Mahon (Coventry Cathedral) 
Prelude and Fugue in E minor ‘Wedge’, BWV 548 (Bach, J.S.)
Fiesta! (Farrington)

Monday 21st June 2021 tickets
Lucy Morrell (Warwick)
Symphony No.5, Op.42 (Widor)

Monday 28th June 2021 tickets 
Michael König
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 (Bach, J.S.)
Nimrod (Elgar)
Toccata in C (Schmidt)

Monday 5th July 2021 tickets 
Luke Fitzgerald
Comes Autumn Time (Sowerby)
Chant de Paix (Neuf Pièces) (Langlais)
Epilogue (Hommage à Frescobaldi) (Langlais)
Crucifixion (Symphonie Passion, Op. 23) (Dupré)
Allegro vivace (Rondò, the Organ Sonata) (Hidas)

Monday 12th July 2021 tickets
Paul Trepte (Worcester)
Praeludium in e (Bruhns)
Bergamasca (Frescobaldi)
Psalm-Prelude, Set 2 No.2 (Howells)
Hora gaudiosa (Bossi)

Monday 19th July 2021
no recital today

Monday 26th July 2021 tickets
Colin Andrews (USA)
Variations de Concert, Op.1 (Bonnet)
Fantasia in C minor, BWV 562 (Bach, J.S.)
Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV 532 (Bach, J.S.)
XIV. Priere avant la communion & XVIII. Offrande et Alleluia Final (Livre du Saint Sacrement) (Messiaen)

Monday 2nd August 2021
no recital today

Monday 9th August 2021 tickets
Mark Swinton (Warwick)
Praeludium d-Moll (Pachelbel)
Et Resurrexit (Theme – Fantasy – Fugue) (Leighton)

Monday 16th August 2021 tickets
Paul Leddington Wright (Coventry)
Rondo in G (Bull)
Allegro (organ solo from a concerto) (Arne)
Rhapsody No.3 in C sharp minor (Howells)
Allegretto grazioso (Six Pieces) (Bridge)
Final (Symphonie No. 1) (Guilmant)

Monday 23rd August 2021 tickets
Rachel Mahon (Coventry Cathedral)
Rhapsody No.1 in D flat (Howells)
A Fancy (Byrd)
Toccata and Fugue in F, BWV 540 (Bach, J.S.)

Monday 30th August 2021 tickets
Geoffrey Woollatt (Manchester Cathedral)
Symphony No.4, Op.32 (Vierne)

Monday 6th September 2021
David Henning (Houston, Texas)
Fantasia and Fugue on Ad nos ad salutarem (Liszt)

Monday 13th September 2021
Daniel Greenway Fugue in Eb ‘St. Anne’, BWV 552 (Bach, J.S.)
Venus (The Planets) (Holst, G.)
Scherzo and Andante Tranquillo (Five Short Pieces) (Whitlock)
Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op.7 (Duruflé)

Monday 20th September 2021
James Lancelot (Durham Cathedral)
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 546 (Bach, J.S.)
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein, BWV 734 (Bach, J.S.)
Variations sur un thème de Clement Jannequin (Trois Pièces) (Alain)
Le jardin suspendu (Trois Pièces) (Alain)
Litanies (Trois Pièces) (Alain)

Monday 27th September 2021
Oliver Hancock (Warwick)
Orb and Sceptre (Walton)
Slow Air No. 2 (Howells)
Elegaic Romance (Ireland)
Finale (Symphony No.6, Op.42) (Widor)

Monday 4th October 2021
Alastair Stone (Pembroke College, Oxford)
Toccata in F, BuxWV 144 (Buxtehude)
Sonata No.4 in B flat major (II. Andante religioso, III. Allegretto) (Mendelssohn)
Fantasia in G, BWV 572 (Bach, J.S.)
Choral Dorien, JA 67 (Alain)
Final (Symphony No.1, Op.14) (Vierne)

Monday 11th October 2021
William Fairbairn Canon in C major, Op.56, No.1 (Schumann)
Sonata on Psalm 94 (Reubke)

Monday 18th October 2021
Alex Norman (Holy Trinity, Coventry)
Springtanz (Terpsichore) (Praetorius / Wilson)
Récit de Cromorne (Veni Creator) (de Grigny)
O Filii (Variations) (Demessieux)
‘The peace may be exchanged’ (Rubrics) (Locklair)
Master Tallis’s Testament (Six Pieces for Organ, No.3) (Howells)
Fanfare (Cooke, J.)

Monday lunchtime organ recitals from May to October at 12.30 pm

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