Leeds International Organ Festival

9 May–17 July 2023

Welcome from the Artistic Director

We’re thrilled that our Monday recitals will resume this summer, featuring Leeds Cathedral’s wonderful four-manual Klais organ. As well as our home team, we look forward to welcoming players from Denmark, Germany, Spain and the US.

As has now become an annual feature, we're delighted to present a composite recital featuring young students from the Diocesan Keyboard Studies Programme at Leeds Cathedral on Sunday, 2 July 2023 at 3 pm. Thanks to the generosity of the Brereton Memorial Fund, we’re also excited to present a masterclass the renowned German concert organist Angela Metzger.

Particular highlights of this year’ s series include a concert by the BBC Jazz Award–winning and Mercury Music Award–nominated Kit Downes, and an ‘in conversation’ with Gillian Weir who joins Peter Wright to discuss her illustrious career.

I hope you can join us for this year’s festival!

David Pipe, Artistic Director