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    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-Saëns 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 (custodian of the organ) will discuss what is so special about this majestic instrument with the evening’s performers in a special pre-concert talk.

    This celebration of one of the jewels in the Royal Albert Hall’s crown will be sure to pull out all the stops!

    More education events, workshops and concerts in the Elgar Room will be announced in due course.

  • Repertoire

    J.S.Bach
    Toccata & Fugue in D Minor 8’
    Wayne Marshall organ

    Liszt
    Prelude & Fugue on Bach 10’
    Wayne Marshall organ

    Mozart
    Fantasia in F minor 12’
    Olivier Latry organ

    George Thalben-Ball
    Variations on the theme by Paganini (Pedal Solo) 8’
    Olivier Latry organ

    Widor
    Toccata from Symphony No.5 6’
    Wayne Marshall, Olivier Latry, David Briggs

    INTERVAL

    Ravel
    Mother Goose Suite, arr DJB 18’
    David Briggs organ

    Gershwin
    Rhapsody in Blue 16’
    Wayne Marshall piano
    David Briggs organ

    Improvised 3 way concerto on a theme by audience
    Wayne Marshall, Olivier Latry, David Briggs

    Ravel
    Adagio from G Major Piano Concerto 9’
    Wayne Marshall, Olivier Latry, David Briggs

    Repertoire is subject to change