Your chance to listen to Portsmouth Guildhall’s grand organ. Originally built in 1959, the recently refurbished grand concert organ is composed of 1,660 pipes.
£3 admission, payable on entry.
Taking place before Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concerts at 12.30pm on selected dates:
10th November 2016
Philip Drew (Organist, Holy Spirit Church, Southsea)
26th January 2017
David Hansell (retired Director of Music, Putney Girls' High School)
23rd February 2017
Matthew Dixon (Sub-Organist, St Mary's, Fratton.)
7th April 2017
Paul Joslin (Organist, St John the Baptist, Holland Rd W14)
Programme for 10th November 2016:
Theme and Variations Hendrick Andriessen (1892 - 1981)
Chaconne in F minor Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706)
Voluntary in D Op. 6 No. 6 John Stanley (1713 - 1786)
Four Sketches Op.58 Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Prelude on the Welsh Hymn Tune 'Rhosymedre' Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
Prière à Notre Dame and Toccata from Suite Gothique Leon Boëllmann (1862 - 1897)
||Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.
||Kindly note no flash photography or iPads are allowed, and neither is externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our House Rules for more info.
All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a 75p per ticket restoration levy. This restoration levy will help us to invest in maintaining and enhancing facilities within our historic Grade II Listed building, ensuring that we continue to deliver the highest quality experience for event goers, artists and promoters. We appreciate your on going support for Portsmouth Guildhall. A restoration levy is effective on all events that go on sale as of March 1st 2016.