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Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Louis Vierne (1870 – 1937)

Join us each Thursday in October as we celebrate one of the foremost organists and composers of the early twentieth century.

Louis Vierne was one of the foremost organists and composers of the early twentieth century.  Although almost completely blind, he was organist of Notre Dame in Paris for thirty-seven years where, giving what was to be his last organ recital, he died at the organ.  Do come and enjoy one or more of our recitals dedicated to the music of Vierne, performed by our own cathedral organists and visiting recitalists.  You will hear a wide range of pieces, including the wonderful and rarely heard Les Angelus for organ and solo soprano.


Thursday 1 October
Jeffrey Makinson, organ (Lincoln Cathedral) & Laurie Ashworth, soprano
Les Angelus

Thursday 8 October (Vierne’s Birthday)
Philip Rushforth (Chester Cathedral)
Symphonie No 4

Thursday 15 October
Richard Lea (Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral)
Symphonie No 1

Thursday 22 October
Alexander Palotai (Chester Cathedral)
Symphonie No 2

Thursday 29 October
John Hosking (Runcorn)
Pièces de fantaisie, Suite no. 2


All funds directly support the maintenance of the Cathedral organ.

Adults – £5.50
Concessions – £4.50
Book of ten Adult tickets – £40
Book of ten Concessionary tickets – £35

Tickets may be purchased from the Cathedral Welcome Desk, or by clicking here.