Battle of the Organs

Saturday 29 June 2024 –  8 pmorgan

On Saturday June 29th at 8pm, a one-off event will take place in Brentwood Cathedral…a Battle of the Organs.

The mighty Cathedral instrument, originally built by Hunter, and rebuilt in 1990 by Daniel of Clevedon, will go head-to-head with a new Allen GX350.

Allen Organs UK are very kindly lending us the instrument not only for the Battle, but also for the following morning to allow the Cathedral Choir to sing one of the great French double organ Masses at the 11.30am Mass. Our grateful thanks go to Liz and Paul Arkwright at Allen Organs UK for their kindness, generosity and support for this event.

In charge of these instruments on the night will be Donald MacKenzie (Organist of the Odeon, Leicester Square) and James Davy (formerly Master of Music of Chelmsford Cathedral and currently Organist at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook).

We can promise you highly entertaining evening as these two amazing organists put these organs through their paces, and ‘pull out all the stops’ to give us a concert to remember.

Tickets are £15 and £7.50 for under 16s (plus Booking Fee), and are available from






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