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St Albans International Organ Festival gratefully acknowledges the significant support of the following organisations, trusts and individuals:

The Monument Trust

The Williams Church Music Trust

The Derek Butler Trust

St Albans City & District Council

Kirby Laing Foundation

Wixamtree Trust

Douglas May Trust

The Dyers Company

Rhinegold Publishing

Don and Lesley King

Andrei Lussmann

Philip and Sue Vaughan

Daniel Von Allmen

The Earl & Countess of Verulam

Elisabeth Wells

Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists


Jill and Adam Singer

Orgues Létourneau

Festival Mission Statement

The St Albans International Organ Festival presents arguably the world’s leading organ competition. Its roll-call of past prize-winners includes many of today’s most influential organists.

For two weeks our biennial festival celebrates organs and a lot more besides. Our diverse mix of large-scale and intimate concerts, talks, workshops, art exhibitions and fringe events offers something for everyone and complements the St Albans International Organ Competition itself. Events are centred around the magnificent Norman cathedral of St Albans and spread out all around this beautiful historic city. Important venues in London host additional competition rounds and performances.

The festival attracts leading performers from around the world together with very best young organists. It was founded in 1963 by the distinguished organist Peter Hurford OBE.

2016-2017 Saturday Concert Series now launched - - - IOF announces important new partnership - - - 2017 Competitions now launched

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St Albans International Organ Festival

Announces the 2017 Competition Jury

     Pre Selection Jurors

Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin:  France

Leo van Doeselaar:  The Netherlands

László Fassang:  Hungary

David Goode:  UK

Naomi Matsui:  Japan

Pier Damiano Peretti:  Italy/Austria

William Porter:  USA


Martin Baker

Bine Bryndorf

David Titterington

Thomas Trotter

Full details of the 29th St Albans International Festival Competitions (10 - 22 July 2017)  will be launched in St Albans and online during May 2016

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