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7th - 20th October 2018

Handel, The Triumph of Time and Truth, with Instruments of Time and Truth (7th, Tetbury Festival, 19th, King's Place, london, 20th Sheldonian Theatre)

12th August 2018

Organ recital, Skt Ingbert, Germany

4th to 13th July 2018

The Big Bach Walk, OUndle Festival. Concerts in Towcester, Northampton, Finedon, Titchmarsh, Oundle, Peterborough Cathedral.

1st July 2018

Saint Saens Organ Symphony with th London Gay Symphony Orchestra. St John's Smith Square.

11th June 2018

Recital, St Michael's Cornhill, London

28th May 2018

Celebrity Recital, Grosvenor Chapel, London

27th May 2018

Dunster Festival, Organ recital. https://www.dunsterfestival.co.uk

24th April 2018

South Bank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Organ recital.

2nd April 2018

Celebrity recital, King's Colelge Cambridge. Part of Easter Festival. http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/easter

28th March - 1st April 2018

B Minor Mass tour, Gabrieli. (28th March, Gdansk, 30th March Aldeburgh, 1st April, St Johns Smith Square)

3rd March 2018

Recital as part of London Organ Day, Notre Dame, Leicester Square

9th December 2017

Praetorius Lutheran Mass programme. Gabrieli. Versailles.

7th December 2017

Praetorius Lutheran Mass programme. Gabreli. St John's Smith Square.

5th December 2017

Messiah with Instruments of Time and Truth, cond. Edward Higginbottom. Santander, Spain.

3rd December 2017

Praetorius Lutheran Mass programme. Gabrieli. Bradford.

2nd December 2017

Praetorius Lutheran Mass programme. Gabrieli. Hull.

14th November 2017

Venetian Coronation programme, with Gabrieli. Cambridge.

25th October 2017

Recital in Madeira Organ Festival (Church of Santa Clara)

23rd October 2017

Recital in Maderira Organ Festival (Colegio, Funchal)

29th September 2017

Recital, Lichfield Cathedral, 7.30. Includes WPs of Joao Vaz, Alex Mason, Christopher Fox for Orgelbüchlein Project.

22nd September 2017

'Reformation' organ recital, Malaga Cathedral, promoted by the Ecumenical Office of Malaga Diocese.

16th September 2017

Organ concert in Norsk Orgelfestival, Stavanger. http://www.orgelfestival.no/Kalender?Publish=Medarb&Att=Ja&EventId=6bd48c6c-dbca-4363-b984-959ccaca546c&OccurenceId=6bd48c6c-dbca-4363-b984-959ccaca546c

9th September 2017

St Matthew Passion, Thomaskirche, Leipzig. Gabrieli.

20th August 2017

BBC Proms organ recital with Robert Quinney, with premiere of three Orgelbüchlein Project pieces. http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/proms/proms-2017/prom-47-reformation-day-organ-recital/

20th July 2017

Concert with Amici Voices, St Albans International Festival.

29th May, 2017

Venetian Coronation programme, Madrid. Gabrieli.

24th May 2017

Chapel concert, Lincoln's Inn, including premiere of James O' Donnell's piece for the Orgelbüchlein Project.

18th May 2017

St Giles Cripplegate, London. Orgelbüchlein-themed concert Live on Radio 3, with BBC Singers

7th April 2017

Bach Easter Oratorio, Saffron Walden. Gabrieli Consort.

25th February 2017, 3pm

Lecture-demonstration on the Orgelbüchlein Project, All Saints, Northampton. Invitation from the NOrthampstonshire Organists Association.

20th November 2016

Organ recital, Church of the Covenant, Clevland, OH

18th November 2016

Organ recital, First United Methodist Church, East Liverpool, OH

15th November 2016

Venetian Coronation programme, Ann Arbor, US (Gabrieli Consort and Players)

12th November 2016

Venetian Coronation programme, New York City (Gabrieli Consort and Players)

7th November 2016

London Bach Society anniversary concert, St George's Hannover Square. Includes WP of Diana Burrell piece for Orgelbüchlein Project.

22nd October 2016

Organ recital celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Lund organ, Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

16th October 2016

Closing concert of the festival Toulouse les Orgues. Brahms Requiem, organ only.

10th September 2016, 11am, St Mary's Haddington

Lammermuir Festival. Bach organ recital, including WP of Sally Beamish Orgelbüchlein piece.

3rd September 2016, 1030am, St Mary's Church, Stogumber

Festival organ recital, with the participation of the Phoenix Singers.

2nd September 2016

Lunchtime organ recital, St John's Cardiff

23rd August 2016

Bach/Mendelssohn programme, with Gabrieli Consort and Players. Festival La Chaise Dieu, France.

9th July 2016

Auhausen, Germany. Concert with His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts.

8th July 2016

Hohenlohe, Germany. Concert with His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts.

4th July 2016, 7.30pm, Ely Cathedral

Gabrieli ROAR, Elgar, Wesley and Howells programme. Part of Cambridge Summer Music Festival.

22nd May 2016

Recital, Stadtkirche, Weimar. https://www.weimar.de/en/tourismus/culture-leisure/calendar/detail/weimarer-orgelsommer-5292940/

18th May 2106

Recital, Hofkirche, Dresden. http://www.bistum-dresden-meissen.de/pfarreien/dresden-kathedrale/gottesdienstzeiten-andere-termine/geistliche-orgelmusik-2011-im-rahmen-des-dresdner-orgelzyklus.html

14th May 2016

Organ recital, Finedon, Northamptonshire. Details: http://www.choirofstmarythevirginfinedon.com/news.asp

5th May 2016

Continuo, St Matthew Passion, Gabrieli Consort, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

13th March 2016 Secret Life of J S Bach

St David's Hall, Cardiff. The Clerks, with William Whitehead

7th February 2016 Secret Life of J S Bach

The Clerks, with William Whitehead. 7.30pm, St Margaret's Church, Durham

23rd December 2015

Handel's Messiah, Pamplona. Gabrieli Consort.

22nd December 2015

Handel's Messiah, San Sebastian. Gabrieli Consort.
21st December 2015
Handel's Messiah, Zaragoza. Gabrieli Consort.
20th December 2015
Handel's Messiah, Versailles. Gabrieli Consort.

19th December 2015

Handel's Messiah, Lucerne. Gabrieli Consort.

14th November 2015

Concert with Orpheus Britannicus, Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Includes Kodaly's Missa brevis and Messiaen's Diptyque.

19th October 2015

Organ recital, London Oratory, Brompton Road. 7.30pm. Includes premiere of Catherine Kontz's Orgelbüchlein Project piece.

Further info: http://www.bromptonoratory.co.uk/october-organ-recitals/

11th October 2015, 15h00

Opening concert in the organ series at Laurenskerk, Rotterdam

Further info: http://www.rotterdamorgelstad.nl/?p=6548

3rd October 2015, 20h45

Organ recital, International Organ Festival of Treviso. Recital in Salgareda church on its French Romantic-style instrument.

Further info: http://www.organidimarca.it/index.php?pag=programma&

29th September 2015, 1300h

St David's Hall, Cardiff. Organ recital.

Further info: http://www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/English/LTC-William-Whitehead-29/09/15/

8th September 2015, 7.30pm

Elgar, Enigma Variations, with the St Petersburg Philharmonic, Yuri Temirkanov conductor, The Proms Festival

1st September 2015

Three Odes concert with the Gabrieli Consort, Utrecht


24th August 2015, 7.30, 8.30 and 9.30pm

BACH HOURS, part of Edinburgh Fringe Festival. St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh. Bach, complete Orgelbüchlein plus 12 Orgelbüchlein Project pieces.

Further info: http://www.orgelbuechlein.co.uk/bach-hours/

11th August 2015

Recital, Bordeaux Cathedral, 6pm. Includes Dupré Variations sur un Noel.

19th July 2015

Recital in Stiftskirche, Ossiach. Part of Carinthian Music Summer. Joint concert with Ernst Wally around the Orgelbüchlein Project.

26th June 2015

Concert of English choral favourites in the Temple du Salin Toulouse, with the Maîtrise de Tolouse, dir. Mark Opstad

11th-13th April 2015

Recording with the Maitrise de Toulouse in Toulouse.

4th April 2015

St Matthew Passion, Gabrieli Consort, Aix-en-Provence

27th March 2015

Continuo for John Passion, with Music for Awhile, St ohn's Smith Square.

23rd January 2015, 6pm

Orgelbüchlein Project concert at St Catharine's College Cambridge. Includes premiere of Robert Saxton's piece.

13th December 2014

Orgelbüchlein at the Tower (Spitalfields Festival). With Odyssean Ensemble, dir. Colm Carey. 


16th November 2014

Recital at St Mary's Putney. A European Orgelbüchlein Project showcase. Premiere of O Jesu, du edle Gabe, by Axel Ruoff, kickstarting the German contribution to the project.

8th October 2014,12h30

Temple du Salin, Toulouse, organ recital featuring Orgelbüchlein premieres from G Rolland and J Pichard. Together with the Maitrise de Toulouse, Dir. Mark Opstad.

Part of Festival Toulouse les Orgues


5th October 2014, 7.30 pm

Bach St John Passion, liturgical reconstruction. John Butt Director, William Whitehead, continuo and solo organist. Tetbury Parish Church.


4th October 2014

Organ concert in Reading Town Hall, celebrating the organ's 150th anniversary. With the Berkeshire Maestros.


19th September 2014

Festival recital at Exeter College, Oxford. With Richard Hills.

16th September 2014

Concert with Purcell Singers, cond. Mark Ford. St Martin in the Fields. Handel Coronation Anthems.

14th September 2014

Recital, Fagerborg Church, Oslo

13th September 2014

Recital, Drammen Church, Norway

29th-31st  August 2014

Director of Oundle Advance Course, resident in Oxford. See http://www.oundlefestival.org.uk/oundle-for-organists/courses-tutors/advance

15th August 2014

Recital, Berlin Dom

17th August 2014

Recital, Königslutter, Germany

21st to 26th July 2014

Tutor for ISOC organ course in Eastern France. More details:http://www.organconservatoire.org

13th July 2014

Concert with the Gabrieli Consort: Three Odes for St Cecilia. Fribourg, Switzerland

11th July 2014

Concert with the Gabrieli Consort: Three Odes for St Cecilia. Beaune, France.

20th June 2014, 1930

Bach Motets and Dixit Dominus, with La Nuova Musica, Northern Aldborough Festival, Yorkshire.

7th June 2014

Concert in the Clifton Festival, together with the Fred Thomas Trio. Featuring Orgelbüchlein old and new.


2nd June 2014

Organ recital, Dachau, Germany.

24th May 2014, 6.30pm

Gramophone award-winning Venetian Coronation Programme with Gabrieli Consort, Wareham Church, Dorset.  Part of Purbeck Art Weeks. Details:


22nd May 2014

Organ recital around the Orgelbüchlein Project. Penzance RC Church (Immaculate Conception of Our Lady):


18th April 2014, 3pm

St John Passion, liturgical reconstruction, with John Butt and the Dunedin Consort. Weimar Stadtkirche.

16th April 2014, 7pm

St John Passion, liturgical reconstruction, with John Butt and the Dunedin Consort. Perth, St John's Kirk.

13th April 2014, 3pm

St Matthew Passion, with John Butt and the Dunedian Consort. Queen's Hall, Edinburgh.

12th April 2014, 7pm

St Matthew Passion, with John Butt and the Dunedian Consort. Glasgow City Halls.

9th April 2014

G F Handel's Deborah, cond. Laurence Cummings. St George's Hanover Square.

4th April 2014, 1930

Organ and choral recital, Merton Passiontide Festival. Including Orgelbüchlein Project world premieres by Matthew Martin, Stephen Hough, Jon Laukvik. Second half of programme, Merton College Choir singing premiere of Gabriel Jackson's Passion. In collaboration with Choir and Organ magazine.


1st February 2014, 7.30pm

Concert with Allegri Singers, St Mark's Bromley. Featuring music by Bach and his close contemporaries. A fascinating programme of compare and contrast!

21st December 2013, 8pm

Messiah with the Dunedian Consort, Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow

20th December 2013, 7.30pm

Messiah with the Dunedian Consort, Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

2nd November 2013

London Organ Forum, Temple Church London. Andrew McCrea and Jeremy Dibble will present aspects of Edwardian organ culture. James Vivian will play the end-of-day concert. More details in due course on RCO website.

19th October, 2013

Eglise du Taur, Toulouse. Concert with the Maitrise de Toulouse, part of the festival Toulouse les Orgues.

28th September 2013

Gabrieli Consort, Handel,  Handel L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

De Doelen, Rotterdam

1st September, 2013

"Organ plus" concert in the Stogumber Festival, featuring the poetry of Coleridge and Wordsworth

17th August, 11am

Eglise S Vincent, Carcassonne. 'Marktmusik'

28th July, 2013, 1700

Recital in the Höchster Orgelsommer, Frankfurt, Germany

27th July 2013, 1800

Recital in the Suhler Orgelsommer, Germany

26th July 2013, 1930

Recital in the Stadtkirche, Bad Hersfeld, Germany

21st July 2013, 2030

Organ recital, St Wolfgang, Austria. 

Organ: http://www.kirchenkonzerte-stwolfgang.at/orgel

17th July 2013

'Bach Walk' recital in the Oundle International Festival

7th July 2013, 2pm

Haydn's 'Creation', with the Gabrieli Consort, Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland

16th June 2013

Recital, Maribo Cathedral, Denmark

10th May 2013, 7pm

Gabrieli Consort, Handel,  Handel L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

St John's Smith Square, part of Lufthansa Festival. Live on R3

5th June, 2013, 7pm

Recital on the newly restored Gray and Davison organ, St Patrick's Soho Square, London. Free admission, retiring collection.

28th April, 2013, 5.30pm

Masterclass and concert, Ipswich school. 

11th April 2013, 6pm

Chapel Concert, Lincoln's Inn, London, featuring the choir of Lincoln's Inn. Britten and Richard Rodney Bennett. Tickets available by telephoning the Treasury Office, 020 7405 1393

17th March 2013,5pm

Organ recital, St Josef, Memmingen, Germany. To include works by Elgar, Parry and Bach.

23rd February, 2013, 5pm

St Mary's Church, Taunton. Recital on the Willis organ, concluding a day of adjudicating for the Taunton and Somerset Music Festival.

19th February, 2013, 1pm

St George's Hanover Square. Organ recital featuring UK premiere of Orgelbüchlein project piece by Thierry Escaich

3rd February 2013, 6pm (free admission)

St John's College, Cambridge. Organ recital presenting UK premieres of Orgelbüchlein Project pieces by Judith Bingham, Thomas Hyde and Pierre Farago

23rd November 2012

'Venetian Coronation', The Sage, Gateshead, with the Gabrieli Consort and Players

15th November 2012

Lunchtime recital, St John's Smith Square, London'Orgelbüchlein: State of the Project'

7th November 2012

Recital, Perm , Russia

20th October 2012

5pm, Eglise de la Dalbade, Concert with Maîtrise de Toulouse, cond. Mark Opstad

Kodaly, Laudes Organsi, Fauré Requiem. Part of Toulouse les Orgues festival

19th October 2012

Concert with Maîtrise de Toulouse, Pamiers

19th August 2012

Organ recital, Auxerre Cathedral, France

14th August 2012

Recital in Argentan Festival, France

12th August 2012

Recital, Blois, France

2nd July 2012

Recital in Dies Organorum Festival, Belgrade

June 30th 2012

Concert in Heilbronn, Germany, details tbc

June 22nd 2012

Redital and masterclass, Opole, Poland

June 21st 2012, 7.30pm

Organ recital, Polanica-Zdroj, Poland: http://www.mck.polanica.pl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=880&Itemid=178

June 19th 2012, 7.15pm

Organ recital, Legnica, Poland: http://www.lck.art.pl/admin/Aktualnosci/Pliki/429_1334587179.pdf

June 5th 2012

'Venetian Coronation', Salisbury Festival, with the Gabrieli Consort and Players

May 11th 2012


'Venetian Coronation', Ghent, with the Gabrieli Consort and Players

May 10th 2012
'Venetian Coronation', Groningen, with the Gabrieli Consort and Players
May 9th 2012
'Venetian Coronation', Rotterdam, with the Gabrieli Consort and Players
March 31st 2012, 2pm
Organ recital, Merton College, Oxford, Passiontide Festival. Including World Premiere of John Caldwell's contribution to the Orgelbüchlein Project (www.orgelbuechlein.co.uk)
March 11th, 2012
Monteverdi Vespers, Winchester College, cond. Nick Wilkes
February 23rd 2012, 7.30pm


Concert with Ivor Setterfield, St Martin in the Fields, London

Fauré Requiem, Langlais Chant Héroïque

January 7th 2012, 4pm

Launch of CD played on Abraham Jordan Organ, Southall, West London

December 3rd 2011, 8pm

Concert with Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir, cond. Paul McCreesh

Dvorak Mass in D, works by Elgar and Dove

University Church, Wroclaw, Poland

November 25th 2011, 8pm

Concert with la Maïtrise de Toulouse, cond. Mark Opstad

Duruflé Requiem, Poulenc Litanies à la Vierge noire

Temple du Salin, Toulouse, France

November 13th, 2011, 6.30pm

Concert with Ipswich Chamber Choir and Tower Chamber Choir, St Mary-leTower, Ipswich

Works by J S Bach- including Praeludium in B minor, BWV 544, Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 685, Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 671

November 11th 2011, 7.30pm

Concert at St Martin in the Fields, London. Ivor Setterfield, Cond.

Fauré Requiem, Finzi Lo, the full final sacrifice, Ireland Greater Love

October 23rd, 2011, 8pm

Concert with Gabrieli Consort and Ulster Youth Chorale

St Peter's Cathedral, Belfast

Works by Mendelssohn and Bach, including extracts from the Orgelbüchlein

September 24th, 2011, 4.30pm

'Organ Half-Hour', Tangermünde, Germany


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