13 May Thomas Leech

Leeds Cathedral: 1.15 pm

Join us for our opening recital of the series performed by Thomas Leech, Director of the Diocese of Leeds' Schools Singing Programme.

Cheryl Frances-Hoad Toccata (2023)

(b. 1980)

J.S. Bach Partite diverse sopra il Corale “Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig”, BWV 768


M.S. Pavana

[from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book,

early Seventeenth Century]

William Byrd Sellingers Rownde


Roxanna Panufnik Kyrie cum Jubilo

(b. 1968)

Marcel Dupré Prélude and Fugue in G Minor, Op.7, No. 3


20 May Kamil Mika

Leeds Cathedral: 1.15 pm

The second recital of this series is given by Kamil Mika, Organist of St. James Episcopal Church and King's College Chapel, University of Aberdeen.

J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552


Claude Debussy La Cathédrale Engloutie


Arr. Léon Roques

Guy Bovet Salamanca

(b. 1942)

Marian Sawa Stained glass windows


Maurice Duruflé Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d'Alain, Op. 7


3 June Valerie Barr and Djordje Gajic (Accordions)

Leeds Cathedral: 1.15–2.00 pm

Our third recital is given by Valerie Barr, Instrumental Tutor with the Diocese of Leeds' Keyboard Studies Programme and Djordje Gajic, founder of the Classical Accordion department at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

César Franck Choral No. 2 in B minor


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Andante in F


Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in F Minor, K. 69


Alisdair Nicholson Squeeze for 2 Accordions

(b. 1961)

Léon Boëllmann Suite Gothique

(1862-1897) iii) Prière à Notre-Dame

Arr. for 2 accordions iv) Toccata

10 June Alessandro Bianchi

Leeds Cathedral: 1.15–2.00 pm

We are delighted to welcome Alessandro Bianchi (Organist at St. Edward the Confessor's Anglican church, Lugano) to perform at this year's festival. 

J.S. Bach "Nun danket alle Gott", from Cantata 79


Arr. Virgil Fox

César Franck Prélude, Fugue et Variation, Op. 18


Jean Langlais Suite Médiévale

(1907-1991) i) Prélude

ii) Tiento

iii) Improvisation

iv) Méditation

v) Acclamations (Sur les texte de Acclamations Carolingiennes)

Hans Uwe Hielscher Variations on "Immortal Invisible, God only wise"

(b. 1945)

Massimo Nosetti Elegy on an American Folk Tune "Shenandoah"


Pierre Cochereau Toccata from Symphonie de Boston


17 June Benjamin Saunders (Organ) and Louise Wayman (Soprano)

Leeds Cathedral: 1.15–2.00 pm

Our fifth recital is given by Benjamin Saunders, Director of Music for the Diocese of Leeds and Lead Consultant for the National Schools Singing Programme, and features Louise Wayman, Administrator and Fundraiser for Diocese of Leeds Music.

François Couperin Les Barricades Mystérieuses


Louis Vierne Berceuse from Three Lullabies


Trad. Welsh Suo Gân

Trad. English The Riddle Song

Vladislav Zolotaryov Contemplating the Dyonisian Frescoes of St. Therapoint's Monastery


J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543


Hendrik Andriessen Miroir de Peine

(1892-1981) i) The Agony in the Garden

ii) The Scourging at the Pillar

iii) The Crowning with Thorns

iv) The Carrying of the Cross

v) The Crucifixion

Louis Vierne Cathédrales


24 June Graham Barber

Leeds Cathedral: 1.15–2.00 pm

Unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstances, Jack Spencer is no longer able to perform for us. However, we are very thankful that Graham Barber (Organist at St. Bartholomew's Church, Armley) is stepping in to play this week!

J.S. Bach Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 573


(Fragment, completed by Wolfgang Stockmeier)

Felix Mendelssohn Fugue in F Minor


Josef Rheinberger Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 168

(1839-1901) i) Phantasie

ii) Adagio

iii) Introduction and Ricercare

Zsolt Gárdonyi Be Thou My Vision

(b. 1964)

Percy Whitlock March 'Dignity and Impudence'


Arr. Malcolm Riley

1 July Friedhelm Flamme

Leeds Cathedral: 1.15–2.00 pm

We are delighted that Friedhelm Flamme (Director of Sacred Music at Paul Gerhard High School, Dassel) returns to perform at LIOF this year.

Dietrich Buxtehude Praeludium in C, BuxWV 138


William Byrd All in a Garden Green


J.S. Bach Fantasia (Concerto) in G, BWV 571

(1685-1750) i) Allegro

ii) Adagio

ii) Allegro

Jesper Madsen Praetorius-Variationer (Variations on a motet by Michael Praetorius: "Praise the Lord")


Max Drischner Passacaglia in E "Sonnenhymnus" (Hymn to the Sun) Psalm 104: Praise the Lord, my soul!"


8 July William Campbell and Frankie Tempest

Leeds Cathedral: 1.15–2.00 pm

In a slight change to what was previously advertised, William Campbell (Cathedral Organist at Leeds Cathedral) and Frankie Tempest (Organ Scholar at Leeds Cathedral) will be giving a varied recital.

Healey Willan Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue


J.S. Bach Sonata No. 1 in E-flat, BWV 525

(1685-1750) i) (without tempo indication)

ii) Adagio

iii) Allegro

George Thalben-Ball Elegy


Charles-Marie Widor Allegro Vivace from Symphony No. 5 in F Minor, Op. 42, No. 1


15 July William Campbell

Leeds Cathedral: 1.15–2.00 pm

The festival's closing recital this year is given by our Artistic Director, and Cathedral Organist at Leeds Cathedral, William Campbell.

Kristina Arakelyan Star Fantasy on Alleuia: Vidimus Stellam

(b. 1994)

Léonce de Saint-Martin Paraphrase du Psaume 136 "Super Flumina Babylonis"

(1886-1954) i) The sadness of the Hebrew people captive in Babylon

ii) Dirge and mourning in memory of Jerusalem

iii) The Proudness of Babylon

iv) Hebrew people curse their conquerors

Florence Price Adoration


Charles Villiers Stanford Organ Sonata No. 2 in G Minor (Sonata Eroica), Op. 151

(1852-1924) i) Rheims - Allegro Moderato

ii) Adagio molto. Tempo di Marcia Solonne

iii) Verdun - Allegro Moderato