Catch up with the latest lunchtime organ concerts

Our Lunchtime Organ series takes place on Mondays at 1.15pm (between September and April), and is currently being hosted at Leeds Cathedral during Leeds Town Hall’s refurbishment.  Recitals are recorded live in concert and remain available to watch online in the 30 days after the performance, unless otherwise requested.   

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If you would like to make a donation to this series you may do so via our website. We are very grateful for any contributions; all donations are a great support to our free lunchtime concerts. To support the Leeds Town Hall organ refurbishment you can adopt a pipe from just £5. 
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Latest recital

Darius Battiwalla – Leeds City Organist

Monday 27 Nov 2023
Leeds Cathedral

The second sonata is Paul Hindemith’s most famous organ work, with its bold textures and contrasts. After music by Camille Saint-Saëns and JS Bach, the programme ends with an arrangement of two orchestral pieces by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and a look forward to Christmas with Marcel Dupré’s showpiece, Variations sur un Noël.

Margaret Phillips – Concert Organist

Monday 20 Nov 2023
Leeds Cathedral

One of Britain’s outstanding concert organists and teachers, Margaret Phillips studied with the late Ralph Downes and Marie-Claire Alain. From 1996 to 2021 she was Professor of Organ at the Royal College of Music, London. Her programme includes ARC, a new work by Philip Wilby, and Victorian rarities by Henry Smart (co-designer of the Leeds Town Hall organ), and Edmund Chipp.

James Lancelot
Canon Organist Emeritus, Durham Cathedral

Monday 13 Nov 2023
Leeds Cathedral

James Lancelot, one of the UK’s most distinguished organists, was Organist and Master of the Choristers at Durham Cathedral for 32 years, retiring in 2017. He has given concerts in almost all English cathedrals and in many European countries as well as New Zealand, the USA, and Russia, and has recorded two DVDs on the organ of Durham Cathedral.

Miriam Reveley – Organ Scholar, Jesus College, Cambridge

Monday 6 Nov 2023
Leeds Cathedral

Miriam Reveley started as a chorister at Ely Cathedral, and later studied organ at Birmingham Conservatoire. Last year she was organ scholar at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, where she was one of the organists to play at the funeral of her late majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Miriam is currently reading for a degree in music at Cambridge.

Past recital​s

D’Arcy Trinkwon – International Concert Organist

Monday 22 Nov 2021
Leeds Cathedral

D’Arcy Trinkwon has given recitals and premieres all over the world and has a huge range of repertoire – as did this livestreamed recital; including works by Widor, Rinck, Jacob, d’Antallfy and Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.