Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the Thursday Live organ recital series is currently suspended. However, from September we are presenting a short recital each month which can be viewed on YouTube. Please scroll down for further details and links.
We look forward to a time when we can recommence these performances in person..
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.
From 1:15pm on Thursday 3rd September 2020, we hope that you will enjoy our short recitals on the Thursday Live YouTube channel.
Paul Carr has performed on many of the finest instruments in the UK. Further afield highlights include recitals in Chicago, St Patrick’s Cathedral New York, Washington National Cathedral and two organ recitals at Notre-Dame Cathedral Paris.
Professor David Saint has been Organist and Director of Music at St Chad’s Cathedral since 1978 and until summer 2015 he was Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire. In addition to venues in the UK, David has performed recitals in France, Germany and Korea.
All of the programmes from the start of the series in 2008 are listed here.
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 channels with memory card access.
How to find us:
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, currently one-way.
Disabled parking bay in front of the Cathedral (3 hours maximum).
A large car park is also available at Snow Hill station.
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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