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 by 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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23/24 closing concert

Darius Battiwalla – Leeds City Organist

Monday 8 April 2024 
Leeds Cathedral

Sigfrid Karg-Elert’s three pieces, originally imagined for a theatre organ, provide a chance to show some of the Cathedral organ’s more unusual sounds. After Olivier Messiaen’s exultant Transports de Joie and Prière du Christ montant vers the series comes to a rousing conclusion with some of Georges Bizet’s most famous melodies.

Ben Bloor – London Oratory Organist

Monday 25 March 2024 
Leeds Cathedral

Ben Bloor is one of the UK’s most outstanding young recitalists and currently plays at London Oratory and Westminster Abbey. He has been a prize- winner in the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition and the Canadian International Competition, among many others, and is a recipient of the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal. His programme features music appropriate to Palm Sunday.

Royal College of Organists Young Performers

Monday 18 March 2024 
Leeds Cathedral

A concert by Young Performers from the Royal College of Organists’ schools education programme;
Frankie Tempest – Leeds Cathedral
Charles Fisher – Blue Coat School, Liverpool
Phoebe Burgess – Junior Royal Northern College of Music
Lincoln Lin – Manchester Grammar School

Andreana Chan – Organist, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Monday 11 March 2024 
Leeds Cathedral

Andreana Chan is currently in her second year as organ scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge, reading law. She regularly conducts both the Pembroke College Chapel Choir and the Girls’ Choir and is also a keen violinist and pianist who achieved the LRSM diploma whilst at school. She has performed in St John’s College, Trinity College Cambridge, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-Fields and made her Royal Albert Hall debut in April 2023.

Dr Thomas Trotter – Birmingham City Organist

Monday 4 March 2024 
Leeds Cathedral

Thomas Trotter’s visit is always a highlight of the Leeds series. Two rarities in this programme are Defeating Lucifer, commissioned for Thomas by Exeter Organists’ Association, and works by Swedish composer Dag Wiren, including one from his famous Serenade. The dark and dramatic finale to Charles-Marie Widor’s eighth symphony concludes the programme.

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.

Past recital​s