The Organ and Organ Recitals



Friday 15 July Robert Poyser (Beverley Minster)

Friday 22 July Gordon Stewart (Concert Organist)

Friday 29 July Jeffrey Makinson (Lincoln Cathedral)

Friday 5 August Thomas Moore (Wakefield)

Friday 12 August David Briggs

(Artist in residence – Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York) 

Monday 29 August Luca Myers (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge)


All concerts start at 19.00

Large screen display for all concerts

Organ Concert Series Ticket. Six concerts £50 (saving £15).

Friday 15 July – Robert Poyser

Friday 22 July – Gordon Stewart

Friday 29 July – Jeffrey Makinson

Friday 5 August – Thomas Moore

Friday 12 August – David Briggs

Bank Holiday Monday 29 August – Luca Myers

CDs of the Minster organ and choir are available online here >


The first organ was built by Snetzler in 1767 and many of the original pipes are incorporated within the present instrument which has undergone many changes. At its opening in 1769 the modern music of Handel was performed. Major refurbishment took place in the 1990s and further work and tonal adjustments made in 2015. There are over 4000 pipes, four manuals and pedal board. There are 75 stops providing combinations of sound that suit a large repertoire of music from different styles and countries.

Organ Specification download.

The organ screen designed by Gilbert Scott in 1885 was made by local craftsman James Elwell. The organ case was designed by Arthur Hill and erected in 1916. Notable organists have been Matthias Hawdon – the first organist to be appointed, Arthur Henry Mann – later appointed to King’s College, Cambridge, John Camidge (for 57 years), and H.K. Andrews – an eminent composer and later organist of New College, Oxford.

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