Summer Organ Festival: Peter Holder

Summer Organ Festival: Peter Holder

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Discover the Abbey’s awe-inspiring grand organ as Peter Holder plays works by Handel, Parry and Errollyn Wallen.

In this final concert in the series, Abbey Sub-Organist Peter Holder gives the world premiere of Errollyn Wallen’s Variations on a Dance (commissioned by the Eric Thompson Trust) in a programme which also includes works by Byrd, Elgar, Handel, Parry and Vaughan Williams.
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 also regularly broadcasts for radio and television.

Full Programme

  • Handel - Overture to The Occasional Oratorio arr WT Best 
  • Byrd - The Tennthe Pavian and Galliarde: Mr W Peter from My Ladye Nevells Booke
  • Errollyn Wallen - Variations on a Dance (world premiere)
  • Parry - Chorale Fantasia on ‘The Old Hundredth’
  • Vaughan Williams - Lento from A London Symphony
  • Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No 5 in C major Op 39 arr Farrington

Tickets and information 

Tickets cost £15 (adult) and £12 (concession).

Please be aware of the following details:

  • Entry for this event is via the North Door 
  • Doors open at 6.30pm 
  • Performance last for approximately one hour with no interval
  • 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 at Abbey concerts

With thanks

The Summer Organ Festival takes place thanks to the generous support of David Keltner and the late Patricia Owen Keltner. 

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