2021, 2022 Concerts

In response to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis the 2020 free lunchtime organ recitals are postponed and will take place in 2021 & 2022.

After the success of the 2015-2018 Recital Series, the Selby Abbey Trust has arranged a series of FREE Celebrity Organ Recitals to be performed on the historic William Hill Organ from the nave console.

This prestigious series of concerts will feature cathedral and concert organists from the UK, Europe and the United States who are among the most distinguished performers in the world.

There will be a retiring collection in support of the Selby Abbey Organ ongoing maintenance.


Programme 2021

Commencing 12.30pm in the Abbey

June 8th

Benjamin Morris  York Minster

June 15th

Jane Parker-Smith  London

June 22nd

Ashley Grote  Norwich Cathedral

June 29th

Eleni Keventsidou Athens & London

July 6th

Charles Harrison  Chichester Cathedral

July 13th

Aleksandr Nisse  The Carmelite Church Dublin

July 20th

Johannes Geffert  Bonn

July 27th

Martin Baker  London

August 3rd

James O'Donnell  Westminster Abbey

August 10th

The New Director of Music  Selby Abbey


Programme 2022

Commencing 12.30pm in the Abbey

May 31st

The New Director of Music  Selby Abbey

June 7th

Timothy Ravalde  Chichester Cathedral

June 14th

Roger Sayer  The Temple Church

June 21st

Richard Elliott  Principal Organist The Salt Lake Tabernacle

June 28th

Colin Walsh  Organist Laureate Lincoln Cathedral

July 5th

Adrian Gunning   St John the Evangelist Islington

July 12th

Juan Paradell Solê   Titular Organist of the  "Sistine" Musical Pontifical Chapel Choir. Vatican

July 19th

Alessandro Licata  Former Professor  Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music Rome

July 26th

Peter King  Organist Emeritus Bath Abbey


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Brigadier Jeremy Gaskell OBE,

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Tel: 01653 697320







The Harrison & Harrison Console, acquired from Manchester Cathedral.

 "...to be performed  on the historic William Hill Organ from the nave console."