Lunchtime Organ Recital

Lunchtime Organ Recital

2024 marks the 40th anniversary of the Frobenius organ’s arrival in Oundle School Chapel. Oundle International Organ Week, as it was known then, was launched in 1985, bringing together students and performers from all over the world for one glorious week in the summer. We are celebrating with a year-long (give or take!) programme of events, running from this August through early autumn 2025 largely donated by our Alumni/ae, details of which will continue be published on our website as they are finalised.

The first events in our Fabulous 40! Celebrations will be recitals given by four of our illustrious tutors on the 2024 Creative Oundle for Organists Summer School. Join us! All of these events are free, and we look forward to welcoming you.

  • What’s happening? The fantastic Frobenius in the hands of a globe-trotting performer, one of COfO’s most frequent visitors.In 1984 Oundle School installed its ground-breaking Frobenius organ in the Chapel, and in 1985 the Oundle International Organ Week – the beginning of what later became Creative Oundle – was born. That tradition continues today, nearly four decades later, and Colin Andrews, now on his tenth visit to the Summer School, will perform a programme featuring works by Bonnet, Bach, and Messiaen. Enjoy the sun shining through the chapel’s beautiful stained glass while simultaneously revelling in the many sound colours of the organ. Read more about Colin here
  • Where? Oundle School Chapel, Milton Road, Oundle, PE8 4AB
  • When? 1pm, for around 45 minutes
  • Prices and how to book: Free with a retiring collection, no booking necessary.

Listen to Andrew playing some atmospheric Olivier Messiaen here: