Visit to St George’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Southwark SE1 7HY – Thursday 18 January 2024 2.00 – 4.00 pm

You will hear and be able to play the 3-manual, 72-speaking-stop Compton organ in St George’s Cathedral, hosted by Norman Harper, former Director of Music. Norman will play a short recital, including some of Messiaen’s Nativité du Seigneur, which he used to play in its entirety each year until he retired in 2017. Members will then be free to play the instrument up until c4.00, possibly beyond.

A stop-list of the organ can be found in NPOR here.

St George’s Cathedral is situated at the cross-roads between Lambeth Road and St George’s Road, opposite the Imperial War Museum.

Public transport is plentiful, and is strongly recommended. St George’s is within the London Congestion Zone, and on a weekday there is essentially no nearby parking. Many bus-routes serve the Elephant & Castle, St George’s Circus and Imperial War Museum. Trains and Bakerloo tube serve Elephant & Castle, Waterloo and Lambeth North; Elephant & Castle is also on the Northern Line.

It would be helpful if you could let Norman know of your intention to attend, either directly or via our contact form.