Completing Bach's plan
Patrons: Paul McCreesh, Andrew Prior, The Revd Donald Reeves MBE, Dame Gillian Weir
Academic Advisor: John Scott Whiteley

Diary of performances


March 29th, 6pm

Christuskirche Dresden Klotzsche, Boltenhagener Platz 3
01109 Dresden

Free Admission (but voluntary donations)

This event includes organ music and text readings (“Orgelvesper”)

Concert programme:
J. S. Bach BWV 528/2 (Organ Sonata e-minor)
BWV 539/2 (Fugue d-minor)
From Orgelbüchlein: BWV 621, 625, 632, 639
From Orgelbüchlein Project:
“Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn” (David Matthews)
“Von Gott will ich nicht lassen” (Stephen Hough)
“Mag ich Unglück nicht widerstahn” (Zsigmond Szatmáry)
“Ach Gott wie manches Herzeleid” (Peter Shepherd et. al)

Half-gesamt performance of Orgelbüchlein Project by Tom Bell and William Whitehead in the Thüringer Bachwochen. 18th April.


As part of the 2018 Oundle International Fesitval, William Whitehead will be commemorating J S Bach’s 500 miles round trip 1705 walk to meet Buxtehude by walking the length of Northamptonshire in The Big Bach Walk from Towcester to Peterborough Cathedral, largely along the spectacular Nene Way. He will play a number of organs en route and be joined by local musicians. Anyone is invited to join him for all or part of his walk. Full route details will be published here during may, but the concert dates are:

13th July, 3pm, Peterborough Cathedral, 45 minute recital
William Whitehead with special guest Steven Grahl, including a world premiere by Edward Higginbottom

11th July, 4pm, St Mary’s, Warmington, 45 minute recital
William Whitehead with special guest Rachel Byrt (viola)

10th July
7pm St Andrews, Cotterstock, 40 minute recital

William Whitehead with special guest John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
10pm Oundle School Chapel, 30 minute recital
William Whitehead with special guest Henry Fairs and Oundle for Organists students singing chorales

9th July, 4pm, St Mary’s, Titchmarsh, 45 minute recital
William Whitehead and special guest Gerard Brooks. Premiere of new piece by Andrew Keeling.

7th July, 4pm, St Mary’s, Finedon, 45 minute recital
William Whitehead and special guest Arthur Vickery
Includes world premiere by Soosan Lolavar

5th July, 1.10pm, All Saints, Northampton, 45 minute recital
William Whitehead, including a world premiere by Gerald Barry

4th July, 1pm, St Lawrence, Towcester, 30 minute recital
William Whitehead and special guest Stephen Barber. Includes a world premier by Alec Roth

11th June 2018, 1.00pm, St Michael’s Cornhill, London
Premiere of a piece by Zav Gvirtzmann

10th June 2018, 5.45pm, Westminster Abbey, London
João Vaz premieres his setting of Herr Jesu Christ, war Mensch und Gott. Sponsored by Martin Owen. Supported by Instituto Camões.

27th May 2018, Dunster Festival
Premieres of pieces by Roderick Williams and James Francis Brown.

25th May 2018
Thea Musgrave’s Orgelbüchlein commission, Lobet den Herrn, denn er is sehr freundlich, will receive its US premiere at Cathedral of the Assumption, Louisville, Kentucky, performed by Dr Philip Brisson as part of the Cathedral’s Kelty Organ Recital series.

12th May 2018
Premiere of Gregory Rose piece.

27th April, St Nicholas, Pluckley, Kent
Solfa Carlile premiere, sponsored by Tom and Nicki Bell.
Concert in celebration of 10 year anniversary of Robin Jennings organ.

24th April 2018, 7.30pm
South Bank Centre (Festival Hall) William Whitehead.
Three World Premieres: Errollyn Wallen, Thierry Escaich, Kalevi Aho.

2nd April 2018, 5.30pm, King’s College, Cambridge
Peter Planyavsky world premiere. Sponsored by Nick Bland and Vanessa Ashbee.

9th March 2018, 1.10pm, The Scots’ Church, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

See: for more details.
Concert programme (free entry): Dieterich Buxtehude – Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C Major (BuxWV 137), Johann Sebastian Bach – O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß (BWV 622), Walter Gatti – 4 Humoral Verses on “Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott”, Johann Sebastian Bach/Jeremy Coleman – Orgelbüchlein Project: O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid, Jon Laukvik – Orgelbüchlein Project: Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, Naji Hakim – Prélude, Aria et Gigue

3rd March 2018, 10am, Notre Dame, Leicester Square
Premieres of pieces by Loïc Mallié and Thomas Ospital. Sponsored by Dee Prior and the IAO London Organ Day.

17th February 2018, 7.30pm
St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square SW1W 9AL. Tickets available at the door or from
Concert programme:
“Bach reinvented” glorious Bach motets and C21st century Bach-inspired choral music sung by choir CC21 under Max Barley interspersed with pieces from the Orgelbüchlein and Orgelbüchlein project played by Andrew Lenon: Herr Jesu Christ, ich weiss gar wohl – James O’Donnell; Nun ruhen alle Wälder, Jacques van Oortmerssen Oortmerseen; Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir – Iain Farrington

27th January 2018, 6pm

Bloomsbury Organ Day. Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2 8EP.

MARTIN BAKER  (Westminster Cathedral) Tickets £6

Concert programme includes
From the Orgelbüchlein – old and new: Das alte Jahr vergangen ist (BWV 614), Marsh, Joanna (b.1970) Mensch, willst du leben seliglich, Musgrave, Thea (b.1928), Lobet den Herrn, denn er ist sehr freundlich, Kee, Piet (b.1927), Komm heiliger Geist, erfüll die Hertzen, In dir ist Freude (BWV 615)


29th November 2017

Martin Baker plays three new pieces for the Project, by Thea Musgrave, Piet Kee and one other tbc. Part of Westminster Cathedral Grand Organ Festival, in partnership with the RCO. westminster cathedral grand organ festival

16th September 2017

Stavanger, Norsk Orgelfestival, 10pm. Premiere of new piece by Nils Henrik Asheim.

9th September 2017

John Scott Whiteley and Richard Poyser present on the Orgelbüchlein Project, including premiere of a new piece by Simon Desbruslais. Hull City Hall.

20th August 2017

BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall. Reformation Day concert, including three new Orgelbüchlein pieces, by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Jonathan Dove, Daniel Saleeb.

June 2017
Tour by The Song Company, Australia. Includes pieces by Antony Pitts, Jeremy Thurlow, Paul Ritchie and Gaik Aboyan.
Sat 10 Jun 2017 | Yellow House Sydney | 3pm
Tue 13 Jun 2017 | Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne | 7.30pm
Thu 15 Jun 2017 | Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle | 7pm
Sat 17 Jun 2017 | Independent Theatre, North Sydney | 7.30pm
Thu 22 Jun 2017 | St James Church, King St, Sydney | 7.30pm
Fri 23 Jun 2017 | Wesley Uniting Church, Canberra | 7pm

18th May 2017

BBC Radio 3, Live in Concert, 7.30 pm. William Whitehead and the BBC Singers. Pieces by Francis Grier, Robert Quinney, Franz-Josef Stoiber, Gabriel Jackson and Jacques van Oortmerssen. Concert broadcast from St Giles Cripplegate.

13th May 2017

Tom Bell plays premiere of pieces by Andrew Gant and William Whitehead, Royal Hospital School, Holbrook. Part of East of England Organ Day.

4th May 2017

John Scott Whiteley plays premiere of Nigel Allcoat’s In dich hab ich gehoffet Herr. 1230, Hull City Hall.

5th March 2017
Johannes Quack plays Daniel Saleeb’s ‘Erhalt uns Herr’ in Cologne.

11th February 2017
Geoffrey Webber plays the premiere of his own piece, Herr Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht, King’s College, Cambridge. 6.40 pm.


26th November 2016
Michael Bacon plays a recital in King Charles the Martyr Church, London Road, Tunbridge Wells, 7.30pm. Concert programme: Christ, der du bist der helle tag. Ad Wemmes, Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, Iain Farrington, Halleluja! Gott zu Loben, Max Reger, plus Howells, Bach, Bridge.

18th November 2016
World premiere of Ronny Krippner’s Wies Gott gefällt, so gefällt mirs auch. First United Methodist, East Liverpool, Ohio. Sponsored by Graeme Kay. Also Project pieces by Simon Johnson and Anthony Powers.

12th November 2016, 6pm
Student showcase concert at St Michael’s Highgate, including Ad Wammes Ob piece. Admission free, retiring collection.

9th November 2016
Thomas Trotter plays premiere of Robin Holloway’s Alle Menschen müssen sterben at King’s College, Cambridge. Part of the organ re-dedication concert, also including the Duruflé Requiem and Bach BWV 542. Piece sponsored by Harrison and Harrison organs.

7th November 2016, 7pm
William Whitehead and the London Bach Society, St George’s Hannover Square
Premiere of Diana Burrell piece, commissioned in celebration of the LBS 70th anniversary, plus Anthony Powers’ Project piece.

6th November 2016, 6pm
Joseph Wicks plays premiere of Sven-David Sandström’s piece. St John’s College, Cambridge.

30th October 2016, 6pm
Glenn Dempsey plays premiere of Andrew Synnott’s piece. St John’s College, Cambridge.

22nd October 2016, 7.30pm
Anniversary concert of the building of the Carsten Lund organ, Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Includes world premiere of Herr Gott, dich loben wir, by Andrew Arthur, plus Ob pieces by Jon Laukvik and Simon Johnson.

15th October 2016, 7pm
Paul Ritchie, at Martin Luther Kirche, Copland Terrace, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne. 
Concert programme: In the footsteps of Bach. Music by J.S.Bach, W.F.Bach, Krebs, Schneider, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Harris, Whitlock, and Koomans.
Also including two pieces from the Orgelbüchlein Project:
‘Alle menschen müssen sterben’ by Roger Wibberley.
‘Ach Gott, erhör’ mein Seufzen’ by Paul Ritchie.

14th October 2016, 7.45pm
Matthew Blaiden, at Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon
Concert includes Ob pieces by Hough and Kidane, and music by Franck, Alain, Liszt.

8th October 2016, 6.40pm
Mark Williams, at King’s College, Cambridge. Includes Oortmerssen Ob piece, and music by Franck, Byrd and Karg Elert.

25th September 2016, 7.30pm
Richard Pinel, at St Matthew’s Northampton, including premiere of Ob piece by David Maw. Also music by Reger, Brahms, Schumann.

3rd July 2016, 6pm
Joseph Wicks,
St John’s College Cambridge. Premiere of Tarik O’ Regan piece

18th May 2016
Jonathan Allsopp
Durham Cathedral
Programme: World premiere of Francis Jackson Ob piece. With music by Bach, de Grigny, Messiaen, Duruflé and Escaich.

7th April, 10pm
Simon Johnson and Richard Pinel
Beverley Minster, East Yorkshire
Programme: World premiere of Grayston Ives, Ob piece.

Sunday 20th March 2016, 2.30pm
St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Subiaco 6008Western Australia
Concert programme:
George Herbert – Love
The Orgelbüchlein Project : Passiontide
• Johann Sebastian Bach – O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig BWV 618
• Jacques Pichard – O Jesu, wie ist dein Gestalt
• Johann Sebastian Bach – Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross BWV 623
• Jeremy Coleman – O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid
• Johann Sebastian Bach – Christus, der uns selig macht BWV 620a/620
• John Caldwell – O wir armen Sünder
• Johann Sebastian Bach – Da Jesu an dem Kreuze stund BWV 621
• Gabriel Jackson – Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen
• Johann Sebastian Bach – Hilf Gott, das mir’s gelinge BWV 624
• Nicholas Bannan – Nun gibt mein Jesus gute Nacht
• Johann Sebastian Bach – Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 625
Gerard Manley Hopkins – The Windhover: To Christ our Lord
Nicolas de Grigny – Hymn: Pange Lingua
Edwin Muir – The Killing
Alan Ridout – The Seven Last Words for organ
George Herbert – “Easter” from The Temple (1633)
Johann Sebastian Bach – Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book)
• Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der den Tod überwand BWV 626
• Christ ist erstanden BWV 627
• Erstanden ist der heil’ge Christ BWV 628
• Erscheinen ist der herrliche Tag BWV 629
• Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn BWV 630
Charles Tournemire – Choral-Improvisation on Victimae Paschali

13th March 2016, 5pm
William Whitehead and THE CLERKS, vocal sextet
St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
Programme: “The Secret Life of J S Bach”. Includes Ob Preludes by Farrington, Putt and Oortmerssen.

9th February, 7.30pm
William Whitehead and THE CLERKS, vocal sextet
St Margaret’s Crossgate, Durham
Programme: “The Secret Life of J S Bach”. Includes Ob Preludes by Farrington, Putt, Oortmerssen and the world premiere of Naji Hakim’s contribution.

31st January, 5pm
Christopher Martin Thomas
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 14 Rue du Mont-Blanc, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Programme: Bach’s Chorale Preludes from Advent to the New Year from the Orgelbuchlein and other sources – followed by the Office of Compline sung by the Holy Trinity Choir


24th August at 7.30, 8.30 and 9.30pm : Bach Hours, with organists William Whitehead, Ernst Wally and Michael Harris.
St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh. See homepage of this website for further details.

8 recitals by Robert Smith, organist
including Chorale Prelude on ‘Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist’ (Richard Gowers) + Works by Elgar, Vierne, Howells and Alastair Putt

9th August 2015, 7pm
Frauenkirche, Nuremburg, Germany

8th August 2015, 5pm (tickets €5)
St.-Annen-Kirche, Annaberg-Bucholz (Germany)

6th August 2015, 7.30pm (tickets €5)
St.-Marien-Kirche, Pirna (Germany)

2nd August 2015, 6pm (free admission) 
Katholische Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, Berlin (Germany)

1st August 2015, 5pm (tickets €10)
Martin-Luther-Gedächtniskirche, Berlin (Germany)

29th July 2015, 7.30 pm (tickets €10)
Friedenskirche, Potsdam (Germany)

26th July 2015, 5pm (free admission)
Taborkirche, Leipzig (Germany)

25th July, 2015, 7.30pm (tickets €5)
St.-Jakobs-Kirche, Köthen (Germany)

22nd February, 2015, 4pm
New College, Oxford. 
Timothy Wakerell, organist
Programme includes J. S. Bach, BWV 618-622, Project pieces by Iain Farrington, Gabriel Jackson, and Rhian Samuel (WORLD PREMIERE)
Free entry.

15th February, 2015, 4pm
New College, Oxford. 
Nicolas Haigh, organist
Programme includes J. S. Bach, BWV 639-641, Project pieces by Thomas Neal, Graham Ross and Giles Swayne
Free entry.

11th February, 2015, 1.10pm
St John’s College, Cambridge. 
‘Borrowing from Bach’ part of St John’s College Music Festival. Various organists, including Joseph Wicks and Edward Picton-Turbervill. 
Programme includes several Project premieres: Lionel Rogg Allein zu dir and Es steht vor Gottes Throne (world premieres), Neil Cox Sei gegrüsset (world premiere), Justin Stollery Wenn mein Stundlein vorhanden ist, Joseph Wicks Gott ist mein Heil, mein Hilf und Trost (world premiere), Edward Picton-Turbervill Von Gott will ich nicht lassen (world premiere), Tim Watts Gott Vater, der du deine Sonn (world premiere), Branston Chorale prelude (world premiere)

8th February, 2015, 4pm
New College, Oxford. 
Robert Quinney, organist
Programme includes J. S. Bach, BWV 613-617, Project pieces by Francis Pott, Robert Saxton, and Jeremy Thurlow.
Free entry.

4th February, 2015, 7.30pm
Exeter Cathedral. 
John Scott, organist
Reopening recital on the cathedral organ, restored by Harrison and Harrisons. Includes Project piece, Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid by Martyn Harry, world premiere, sponsored by Harrisons.  
Programme: Overture to ‘St Paul’ F. Mendelssohn,  Passacaglia in C minor J.S.Bach,  Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid Martyn Harry  (First performance – part of the ‘Orgelbüchlein project’), Concerto in F Op.4 no.5 G.F. Handel, Fantasia in F minor K. 608 W.A. Mozart, Choral no. 2  C. Franck, Handel in the Strand Percy Grainger, Variations sur un Noel M. Dupré

30th January, 2015, 7.30pm
Exeter College, Oxford. 
Mark Shepherd, organist
Programme with the choir of Exeter College Oxford, directed by Timothy Muggeridge, including world premiere of David Briggs’ Project piece.


16th November 2014, 7.15pm
St Mary’s Church, Putney
‘In the Steps of Bach’: A European Orgelbüchlein Project showcase

William Whitehead, organist

Bach: Kyrie, Gott, heiliger Geist (Clavierübung), Nun danket ale Gott (18)
Orgelbüchlein Project pieces by Jacques van Oortmerssen, David Matthews, Guy Bovet, John Scott Whiteley, Jon Laukvik.
PLUS World premiere of Axel Ruoff’s O Jesu, du edle Gabe (sponsored by the German Embassy Cultural Fund)

26th September 2014, 1.10pm
Birmingham Cathedral, Part of OrganFest 2014
Jonny Allsopp, organist
J. S. Bach/Dupré: Sinfonia to Cantata 29
CPE Bach: Sonata in F
J. S. Bach: Christus, der uns selig macht BWV 620
Stephen Hough: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen
Iain Farrington: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir
Zsolt Gárdonyi: Mozart Changes
James MacMillan: Gaudeamus in loci pace
Kenneth Leighton: Paean

24 August 2014, 3pm
St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, Australia (part of the Brisbane Contemporary Church Music Festival)
Andrej Kouznetsov, organist
Philip Moore: Organ Sonata
Judith Bingham: St Bride, assisted by angels
James MacMillan: St Andrews’ Suite (2013)
Francis Jackson: Prelude on ‘East Acklam’
Ad Wammes: Miroir
Iain Farrington: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir (Orgelbüchlein project)
Jean-Baptiste Dupont: Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott (Orgelbüchlein project)
Richard Gowers: Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist (Orgelbüchlein project)
Arthur Wills: Versets on ‘A solis ortus cardine’
Brett McKern: Passacaglia for the Epiphany
Francis Pott: Improvisation on Adeste Fideles

17th August 2014, 4pm
Königslutter Kaiserdom 
William Whitehead (Details:
Programme includes Orgelbüchlein pieces by David Coonan, Gabriel Jackson, Jacques van Oortmerssen.

15th August 2014, 8pm
Berlin Dom 
William Whitehead (Details:,com_calendar/Itemid,157/extmode,cat/cat_id,2/lang,de/)
Programme includes Orgelbüchlein pieces by David Coonan, Gabriel Jackson, Jacques van Oortmerssen.

2nd August 2014, 7pm
York Minster 
John Scott Whiteley  (Details:
Toccata (Uzbekistan Suite, 1947)   Georgi MUSCHEL, 1909-1989
Orgelbüchlein – Old and New

3 Herr Christ, der einge Gottes-Sohn, BWV 601
91 Ich ruf zu dir, BWV 639
9 Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, BWV 606
11 In dulci jubilo, BWV 608   J. S. BACH, 1685-1750
148 Christ, der du bist der helle Tag   Ad WAMMES, 1953-
74 Wo soll ich fliehen hin? Op.22 No.1
121 Wie nach einer Wasserquelle, Op.22 No.2   John Scott WHITELEY, 1950-
102 Warum betrübst du dich mein Herz?   Justė JANULYTĖ, 1982-
136 Auf meinen lieben Gott   Giles SWAYNE, 1946-
79 Gott sei gelobet et gebenedeiet   Bryan KELLY, 1934-

St Andrews’ Suite, 2013   James MacMILLAN, 1959-
Sonata: The 94th Psalm   Julius REUBKE, 1834-1858

18th July 2014, 7pm
St John’s Church, Notting Hill  (Lansdowne Crescent  Notting Hill  London  W11 2NN   Details)
Ed Kemp-Luck, organist
Concert programme
William Mathias: Processional
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Seven Variations on Est-ce Mars
Maurice Greene: Voluntary No.1
A suite of preludes:
John McCabe, from Carol-Preludes: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Ethel Smyth: Du, O schönes Weltgabäude!
Cecilia McDowall – Orgelbüchlein project: Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns halt
Jeremy Coleman – Orgelbüchlein project: O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid
Peter Hurford, from Five Short Chorale Preludes: Song 34: The Angel’s Song
Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV564
Max Reger: Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor

12th July 2014, 12:15
Marienkirche, Osnabrück
Martin Hrushka, organist
Concert programme    “Trauer, Tod und Ewigkeit”
Helmut Bornefeld (1906-1990):  Präludium BoWV 112.1   Quadruplum BoWV 112.5
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):  Ich ruf’ zu dir Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639 (Orgelbüchlein, OB)   Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig BWV 644 (OB)   Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein BWV 641 (OB)
Tomislav Ante Vođaković (*1996): Dominikanska Molitva (Dominikanisches Gebet)
Richard Gowers (*1995):   Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist (Orgelbüchlein-Projekt, OBP)
Bertie Baigent (*1995):   Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist (OBP)
Thomas Neal (*1990):   Alle Menschen müssen sterben (‘hommage à Olivier Messiaen’; OBP)
Robert Fielding (*1956):  Christus, der ist mein Leben (OBP)
J.S. Bach:  Mit Fried’ und Freud’ ich fahr’ dahin BWV 616 (OB)
Dietrich Buxtehude (~1637-1707):   Mit Fried’ und Freud ich fahr’ dahin BuxWV 76   (Contrapunctus I, Evolutio; Contrapunctus 2, Evolutio)
Tomislav Ante Vođaković:   Epitaf (Epitaph)
J.S. Bach: In dir ist Freude BWV 615 (OB)  Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 642 (OB)    Toccata E-Dur BWV 566

6th May 2014, 1:15pm
Hereford Cathedral 
Jonny Allsopp, organist

Concert programme
Bliss: Overture to Caesar and Cleopatra
Alain: Fantasmagorie
Byrd: Fantasia BK 46
Hough: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen
Farrington: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir
Glass: Satyagraha Act III – Conclusion
Gardonyi: Mozart Changes
Maxwell Davies: Farewell to Stromness
Marsh: Toccata

April 12th, 17h00

Versöhnungskirche, Erich-Mühsam-Str. 48, Zwickau (Sachsen)

Martin Böttger plays his own composition Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen. Together with Pergolesi Stabat Mater

April 4th 2014, time tbc

Merton College Chapel, Oxford
William Whitehead (organ), the Choir of Merton College, cond. Ben Nicholas
Gabriel Jackson’s new Passion, plus new Orgelbüchlein pieces by Matthew Martin, Stephen Hough and Jon Laukvik

March 8th 2014

RCO conferment ceremony, Southwark Cathedral. To include new Orgelbüchlein piece, composed by Simon Preston.

January 12th 2014, 6.00pm

Swiss Premiere of Benet Casablancas´s ‘Frisch auf, mein’ Seel’, verzage nicht’, Tiento para órgano
Münster Bäsel (Switzerland)
Josep Maria Mas Bonet (organ)
PROGRAMME: Messiaen, Reger and Casablancas.


December 7th 2013, 7.30pm

Christian Wilson (organ), with Tim Travers-Brown (Countertenor) and David Miller (lute). OB pieces by Ferla, Coonan, Pott and Paulet. Part of Spitalfields Winter Festival. Venue: Tower of London Chapel Royal.

November 14th 2013, 1.05pm

James McVinnie (organ), St John’s Smith Square. To include Daniel Saleeb’s contribution to the Orgelbüchlein Project.

October 17th 2013, 12.30pm
Pierre Mea (Reims), Concert in Toulouse les Orgues Festival, At Musée des Augustins
To include World Premieres of new OB pieces by Vincent Paulet and Guy-Olivier Ferla, Francis Pott, David Coonan.

September 3rd 2013, 7.30pm

Simon Headley, Leicester Cathedral, Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ
Admission on the door: £7.50 / £5.00 with NUS card; Accompanied under-16s FREE
J S Bach (1685-1750) Prelude in C minor (BWV 546i)
Three Chorales from the Orgelbüchlein Project:
Ad Wammes (b. 1953) Christ, der du bist der helle Tag
Ian Farrington (b. 1977) Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir
Judith Bingham (b. 1952) Meine Seel’ erhebt den Herren (Annunciation IV)
J S Bach Trio Super: Allein Gott in der Höh sei ehr (BWV 664)
J S Bach Fugue in C minor (BWV546ii)
Zsolt Gárdonyi (b. 1946) Mozart Changes
Bach/Enjott Schneider (b. 1950) Ataccot
Geroge Thalben-Ball (1896-1987) Tune in E
Fela Sowande (1905-87) Joshua fit de battle ob Jericho
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) Lamento
Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944) Intermezzo
Louis Vierne (1870-1937) Final from Symphony No 1

July 30th 2013, 7pm

James O’ Donnell, Organ Recital at Westminster Abbey. World Premiere of new piece by Roxanna Panufnik.

July 28th 2013, 5pm

William Whitehead, Höchst, near Frankfurt, Germany. Part of Höchster Orgelsommer.
OBP pieces by Bingham, Oortmerssen, Schlee

July 27th 2013, 6pm

William Whitehead, Suhler Orgelsommer, Germany. OBP pieces by Oortmerssen, Thurlow, Schlee.

July 21st 2013, 8.30pm

William Whitehead, Concert in St Wolfgang, Austria, 8.30pm
To include OB pieces by Jeremy Thurlow, Thomas Daniel Schlee, Jacques van Oortmerssen

May 13th 2013, 1.15pm
William Whitehead, Chapel of Lincoln’s Inn, Newman’s Row, City of London, WC2A 3TL.
Part of London Festival of Contemporary Church Music: Free admission.
Pieces from the unfolding Orgelbüchlein Project by Saleeb, Dupont, Bingham, Swayne and Schlee plus music by J S Bach from the original Orgelbüchlein.

March 17th 2013, 5pm
William Whitehead, Concert at St Josef, Memmingen, Germany,
To include OB pieces by Jeremy Coleman, Gabriel Jackson, Thierry Escaich

February 19th 2013, 1pm
William Whitehead, Lunch-time concert at St George’s Hanover Square. Free admission.
To include UK premiere of Orgelbüchlein Project piece by Thierry Escaich
Plus project pieces by Jacques van Oortmerssen, Pierre Farago, Judith Bingham

In partnership with the European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom


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