Summer Organ Festival: Peter Holder

Summer Organ Festival: Peter Holder

Date Time Location Price
Tuesday, 2nd August 2022 7.00pm - 8.00pm The Abbey £15 Buy tickets via Eventbrite

Discover the Abbey’s awe-inspiring grand organ as Peter Holder plays Ives and Dvořák.

In this fourth concert in the series, Abbey Sub-Organist Peter Holder looks to the United States for inspiration with a programme which features Dvořák’s New World Symphony.


Charles Ives Variations on ‘America’
Antonín Dvořák Symphony no 9 in E minor ‘From the New World’ (arr Lemare and Holder)

About Peter Holder

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 regularly broadcasts for radio and television and is an organ tutor at the Royal Academy of Music.


Tickets can be purchased on the door on the evening of the concert or in advance via Eventbrite (see the link above).

Additional information

  • Entry for this event is via the Great West Door
  • Doors open at 6.30pm
  • The Performance will 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

Summer Organ Festival

This concert is part of the Summer Organ Festival, where the Abbey’s magnificent five-manual Harrison & Harrison organ takes centre stage. 

Vincent Dubois, Thomas Trotter, James O’Donnell and Matthew Jorysz will also be performing during the festival, which will see the organ brought to life.

The festival takes place between 12th July to 9th August 2022.

Find out more about the Summer Organ Festival.

With thanks

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

Other summer events

Find out about more events and tours taking place as part of the Abbey's Summer Festival.