Organ Gala Launch Concert

Tuesday 18 Mar 2014, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Venue Box Office: 0844 875 0073

Jessica Cottis conductor

John Scott organ

Jane Parker-Smith organ

Isabelle Demers organ

David Goode organ

Alison Balsom trumpet

London Philharmonic Brass Ensemble

Philharmonia Brass Ensemble

Voicelab choir

The Elysian Singers choir

Gigout Grand Choeur Dialogue

Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV.582

Mendelssohn Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Mendelssohn Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Bach Concerto in D for keyboard, BWV.972

Maxwell Davies A Wall of Music

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Tavener Monument for Beethoven for chorus & organ

Franck Fantaisie in A (No.1 of 3 Pièces pour grand orgue)

Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1

Dupré Prelude & Fugue in B, Op.7 No.1

SHOW ALL

Come and hear the re-inauguration of the iconic Harrison & Harrison Royal Festival Hall concert organ, performed by a celebrity cast of organists with international star trumpeter Alison Balsom, Southbank Centre's Voicelab and the brass ensembles of our resident orchestras the London Philharmonic and Philharmonia.

The programme includes specially commissioned works from two of Britain's most famous composers - Sir John Tavener and Master of the Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

Four of the world's leading organists celebrate the refurbishment and reinstallation of the organ, putting the instrument through its paces in a programme of virtuosic and dazzling repertoire, including Bach's monumental Passacaglia.