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Summer Organ Festival 2019: James O’Donnell

Date Time Location Price
Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 7:00pm - 8:10pm The Abbey £10 - £15 (Season passes available) Book tickets

The Summer Organ Festival continues with James O’Donnell performing Vierne’s 1902 second organ symphony alonside works by Bach, Bridge and Saint-Saëns.

James O'Donnell is Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey. Internationally recognised as a conductor and organ recitalist, he has worked as soloist and director with many of the country’s leading orchestras and ensembles. He has appeared as organ soloist at the BBC Proms and has given recitals all over the world. As the Abbey's Director of Music and principal conductor of the Abbey Choir he is responsible for directing the music at all the services and great occasions held in the Abbey and for the Abbey Choir’s busy programme of recordings, concerts and tours.

Full programme

JS BACH - Prelude and Fugue in B minor bwv 544

SAINT-SAËNS - Fantaisie in E flat

BRIDGE - Adagio in E

VIERNE - Symphonie II in E minor

Additional event information

  • Entry for this event is via the Great West Door
  • Doors open at 6:30pm
  • There will be no interval and the performance will end at approximately 8:10pm
  • Seating is unreserved
  • Children are welcome but this event is not recommended for those under the age of six
  • Photography, filming and sound recording are not permitted anywhere in the Abbey
  • While the nave, quire and lantern areas of the Abbey are accessible to audience members, 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.


Single ticket: £15 (concessions £10)

Season: £60 (concessions £40) – giving admission to all five concerts

How to book

Concert tickets can be purchased on the door on performance evenings or in advance from the Box Office:


Telephone: 020 7222 1061 (phone lines open Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm)

Booking fees apply: £1.75 per transaction online; £2.75 by phone

Season tickets can only be purchased from the Box Office.

Westminster Abbey The Chapter Office Westminster Abbey 20 Dean's Yard London UK SW1P 3PA

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