Worcester Cathedral is home to a number of pipe organs, which are used to lead and enhance the daily worship of the Cathedral.
The Quire Organ was designed and built by Kenneth Tickell and Company Ltd and completed in 2008. The organ contains over 3500 pipes, spanning the roof spaces on both sides of the Quire. The specification is comprehensive, offering a variety of accompanimental colours to the Cathedral Choir whilst also fulfilling its role as a versatile recital instrument.
The Gilbert Scott case of the Transept Organ is iconic in English organ building, and this instrument has an illustrious past. The first performance of Sir Edward Elgar’s Organ Sonata was given on this instrument in 1895 by then-Assistant Organist Hugh Blair. This organ is currently silent, but a large amount of pipework remains inside the case that dominates the South Transept.
The three-stop Chamber Organ was built for Worcester Cathedral in 2006 by Kenneth Tickell. It is often used to accompany the Cathedral Choir in Tudor music, and also as a continuo instrument for larger-scale concerts.
The Michael James Organ Scholarship
Please contact the Music Administrator Alan Sheldon AlanSheldon@worcestercathedral.org.uk to enquire about organ scholarships.