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Westminster Abbey Summer Organ Festival: Peter Holder

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Discover the Abbey’s awe-inspiring grand organ as Peter Holder plays Saint-Saëns, Boëllmann and Franck.

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The magnificent Harrison & Harrison organ takes centre stage as the annual Summer Organ Festival returns to Westminster Abbey. Abbey organists James O’Donnell, Peter Holder and Matthew Jorysz bring ‘the king of instruments’ to life over the course of three thrilling Tuesday evening concerts while emerging young artists shine at our Young Artist Platform recitals on Sunday afternoons.

In this closing concert of the 2021 Festival, Westminster Abbey’s Sub-Organist Peter Holder plays his own transcription of Camille Saint-Saëns’ entertaining Carnival of the Animals in the composer’s 100th anniversary year, along with music by Boëllmann and Franck.

Fast establishing a reputation as one of the most exciting organists of his generation, Peter Holder has held the post of Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey since October 2017. Alongside his Abbey duties as principal organist for the daily services, he is increasingly in demand as a solo performer and made his BBC Proms debut in 2019. He regularly broadcasts for radio and television and is an organ tutor at the Royal Academy of Music.

Please note this concert was originally scheduled to take place on Tuesday 13th July.

Full Programme

Boëllmann Suite Gothique

Franck Pastorale

Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals

Find full Festival information on our website.

Attending a concert at Westminster Abbey

While many coronavirus restrictions have now been lifted, we are keeping a number of measures in place to help ensure your safety:

Booking

To help us manage capacity, tickets must be booked in advance via Eventbrite. It will not be possible to purchase tickets on the door.

Seating

Seats are arranged singly or in pairs, spaced at a distance of 1 metre. Seating is unreserved and is available in the nave, lantern and transepts of the church. Our staff will direct you to the most appropriate seats when you arrive.

Timings & access

Entry to the Abbey on concert evenings is via the Great West Door from 6.30pm. Performances begin at 7.00pm and last for approximately one hour without an interval, finishing at around 8.00pm.

Please ensure you arrive on time as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to admit latecomers.

Programmes

We are replacing our usual printed programme with a digital version which you can view on your computer or mobile device, or print at home and bring with you to the concert. This is available to download here.

COVID-19

Please stay at home if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you’ve recently been in contact with someone who has the virus. If you are unable to use your tickets because you are unwell or self-isolating, please contact us via Eventbrite to arrange a refund.

We recommend that face coverings are worn and encourage you to observe social distancing while you are in the church.

All visitors to the Abbey are encouraged to check in via the NHS Test & Trace app. Details supplied will be held on file for a period of 21 days and only used, if necessary, in conjunction with the Test & Trace programme. Westminster Abbey will not process this data for any other purpose.

For more information on the measures we have in place to keep you safe, please see the coronavirus information page on our website.

General

Children are very welcome at our concerts but for younger children (particularly those under the age of six) our free band concerts on Wednesdays or organ recitals on Sunday afternoons may be more appropriate.

While concerts provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy the Abbey’s special atmosphere and magnificent architecture, the church is not open for visiting on concert evenings and we recommend consulting our Visit us pages to plan a visit during opening hours.

Concert tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable (though please see above if you need to cancel your tickets owing to COVID-19 illness or self-isolation).

Please note that photography, filming and sound recording are not permitted.

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