Grand Organ Celebration

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Opens 15 May 2018

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

A day of celebration of the Royal Albert Hall's world-famous, 9,999 pipe, Henry Willis organ, known as the "Voice of Jupiter", culminating in a remarkable concert featuring some of the world's most respected masters of the instrument, Wayne Marshall, Olivier Latry and David Briggs. In a fascinating insight into the complexity of the instrument, a live stream will reveal the complex and sometimes frenetic work of the maestros' hands and feet as they perform the music of Bach, Widor, Liszt, Ravel, Saint-Sa?ns and Gershwin. The concert will culminate in an improvisation by the organists with the opportunity for you to suggest themes nearer the time. With live footage of the pipes relayed from inside the grand organ, Tom Daggett (St Paul's Cathedral) and Michael Broadway (organ curator) will discuss what is so special about this majestic instrument with the evening's performers in a special pre-concert talk.