Music and the Choir

Orlando Gibbons: A series of recitals celebrating his musical legacy

Sundays at 5.45 pm
29th September to 20th October 2013

Organist of Westminster Abbey from 1623 until his death in 1625, Orlando Gibbons was one of the finest performers and composers of his generation. This series of recitals celebrates the music of Gibbons himself, as well as compositions by his contemporaries and successors, performed on Westminster Abbey’s Harrison & Harrison organ and Tickell chamber organ, beginning on September 29th with a concert of music for chamber organ and viol consort. Admission is free, and concerts last 30 minutes.

Sunday 29th September - Music for Organ and Viol Consort 

Martin Ford (Assistant Organist) with the Royal Consort (Royal College of Music)

Sunday 6th October - The Virginalist School 

Peter Holder (Organ Scholar)

Sunday 13th October - Gibbons and his Contemporaries 

Terence Charlston (Harpenden)

John Bull Chromatic Fantasia
Orlando Gibbons Three Fantasias (MB 10, 11 & 8)
William Byrd The Carmans Whistle
Orlando Gibbons Pavan (MB 16)
John Blow Voluntary for the single organ 

Sunday 20th October- Gibbons and the Organists of Westminster Abbey 

Daniel Cook (Sub-Organist)


Organ recitals are held in the Abbey every Sunday afternoon at 5.45 pm. These 30-minute concerts are free of charge. Entry for the concerts is through the Great West Door.