Live organ recitals return to Merton College

Our Thursday Organ Recital Series resumes for live in-person audiences with a recital given next Thursday, 20 May, by Rachel Mahon, Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral. Rachel will play a programme including works by the Canadian organists and composers Gerald Bales and Rachel Laurin, as well as the music of JS Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude.

Rachel Mahon - Photo: © Graham Lacdao -
Rachel Mahon, who will give an organ recital on Thursday 20 May. Photo: © Graham Lacdao -

The recitals take place in the Chapel at 1:15pm each Thursday during term-time, and are simultaneously streamed live via the Merton College Choir YouTube page.

Upcoming recitalists include:

  • Martin Baker, past President of the Royal College of Organists, and former Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral - 27 May
  • Dónal McCann, Assistant Organist at New College, Oxford - 3 June
  • Carleton Etherington, Organist and Director of Music at Tewkesbury Abbey - 10 June
  • Benjamin Nicholas, Director of Music at Merton College - 17 June

All the recitals are free to attend, everyone is welcome, and places can be booked online.