St Chad’s Cathedral Birmingham
First Thursday of each month: 1:15pm – 1:55pm
Thursday 7 December 2023 1.15pm: Paul Carr
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland BWV 661
Flor Peeters (1903–1986)
Lied – Symphony Op.66
Lied to the Ocean
Lied to the Desert
Lied to the Flowers
Lied to the Mountains
Lied to the Sun
From September 2020 to September 2021 short recitals were broadcast on the Thursday Live YouTube channel on the first Thursday in each month at 1:15pm, replacing the live recitals during the Coronavirus pandemic. Visit the channel to view the individual pieces from each of these recitals.
We continue to produce videos. Check the Thursday Live YouTube channel for new releases.
Thursday LIVE Plus! 2023
40-minute Organ Recitals St Chad’s Cathedral Birmingham
Every Thursday 3 August to 7 September at 1:15pm.
Full biographies of all Thursday Live recitalists are available at each recital.
All of the programmes from the start of the series in 2008 are listed here.
September 2022: Cathedral update here
‘As at all times since the beginning of the pandemic and listening to the views of our parishioners, we have reviewed the practice of face coverings. As of September 2022 we invite you to follow the recommendation that a face covering in crowded spaces is still something that can help in preventing the spread of infection. Also, while people often express a view on what wearing a face covering means for them, it is reasonable in the setting of a church to say that you are also asked to consider the needs of your neighbour. Many people who come to church are vulnerable and many may live with illnesses that are not visible. Although everybody has a responsibility for their own health and protecting it, and while Covid is something that we need to learn to live with, let us continue to be vigilant and not put others at risk.’
The Organ in St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham:
The organ of St Chad’s Cathedral, by J.W. Walker & Sons (1993) is one of the finest in Birmingham.
Open Diapason 8
Open Flute 8
Harmonic Flute 4
Super Octave 2
Grave Mixture II
Swell to Great
Positive to Great
Voix Celeste 8
Chimney Flute 8
Tapered Flute 4
Stopped Diapason 8
Nasard 2 2/3
Tierce 1 3/5
Larigot 1 1/3
Sharp Mixture IV
Swell to Positive
Open Diapason 16
Bass Flute 8
Super Octave 4
Positive to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
6 pistons to each division and 6 general pistons. Multiple banks of 96 channels with memory-card access.
Birmingham Snow Hill. St Chad’s is 5 minutes away via the platform-level St Chad’s and St Paul’s exit, which emerges in Livery Street. After exiting, turn right then immediately right again under the bridge, then over the crossing. St Chad’s is now in front of you.
St Chad’s This recent exit brings you out with St Chad’s in front of you, negotiate the pedestrian crossings and you’re there.
Cathedral car park with limited parking, accessed from Shadwell Street.
Disabled parking bay in front of the Cathedral (3 hours maximum).
A large car park is also available at Snow Hill station.
It should also be noted that the Cathedral is now within the Birmingham Clean Air Zone and charges may apply. More here…
St Chad’s is a short walk from Colmore Row. With the Town Hall behind you continue past the entrance to Snow Hill station and turn left along Snow Hill Queensway, passing the large One Snowhill and Two Snowhill office blocks, downhill to St Chad’s.
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40-minute organ recitals throughout the year on the first Thursday of each month at 1.15pm
St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
St Chad’s Cathedral
St Chad’s Queensway
Birmingham B4 6EU
Admission free, retiring collection.
Thursday Live Organ Recitals
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