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Monday to Saturday / 9am to 6pm

Sunday / 1pm to 4pm

Weekly Organ Recitals

Every Thursday at 1.10 pm the Cathedral hosts a recital of the Grand Organ. Each week features a different organist and repertoire of music. In addition, we welcome organists from all over the world to play alongside our own renowned Music Department.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Box Office on 01244 500 959,  on the day at the Cathedral Welcome desk, or by clicking here.

We’re delighted for our organ recitals to resume on Thursday 20 May in the Quire.  Book your tickets here

May programme

20 May Philip Rushforth (Chester Cathedral)

Marche Pontificale (Symphony No 1) – C M Widor (1844-1937)

Trio Sonata No 5 in C (BWV 529) – J S Bach (1685-1750)
(Allegro; Largo; Allegro)

Fugue No 1 on B.A.C.H – Robert Schumann (1810-56)

Lyric Melody – C Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960)

Grand Chœur in D – Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
27 May Alexander Palotai (Chester Cathedral)

Prelude and fugue in B minor (BWV 544) – J S Bach (1685-1750)

‘Kyrie’ from Livre d’Orgue: – Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)

– 1er Kyrie en taille, à 5

– Fugue à 5, qui renferme le chant du Kyrie

– Cromorne en taille à 2 parties

– Trio en dialogue

– Dialogue sur les Grands Jeux

Partite diverse sopra: – J S Bach

Christ, der du bist der helle Tag (BWV 766)

June recitalists

3 John Hosking (Runcorn)

10 Graham Eccles (St Asaph)

17 Philip Rushforth (Chester Cathedral)

24 Alexander Palotai (Chester Cathedral)