Richard Hills

Summer Organ Festival: Richard Hills

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Discover the Abbey’s awe-inspiring grand organ as renowned concert and theatre organist Richard Hills presents a characteristically entertaining programme of Coronation-inspired music.

Richard Hills is widely acknowledged as one of the very few musicians to have bridged and mastered the divide between the classical and theatre organ worlds. He combines a freelance solo career with continuo, choir-training and teaching work and is the Organist of St Mary’s, Bourne Street, a central-London church noted for its Anglo-Catholic Liturgy and fine musical tradition.
Richard’s career in the theatre organ world has been equally prestigious. He has numerous prizes and awards to his credit, both in this country and in the USA, where he was named ‘Organist of the Year’ in 2010 by the American Theatre Organ Society. He has appeared many times as a soloist on national and international TV and Radio and he made his solo debut at the BBC Proms in 2013. 
Richard is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

Full Programme

  • German - Coronation March and Hymn
  • Sullivan - Overture to Iolanthe
  • Harris - A Fancy
  • Parry - Fantasia and Fugue in G
  • Byrd - A Fancy from My Ladye Nevells Booke
  • Whitlock - Canzona and Scherzetto from Sonata in C Minor
  • Coates - Suite – The Three Elizabeths

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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