‘First Friday’ Lunchtime Organ Concerts

Watch videos of our organ performances on YouTube

John Rutter’s Variations on an Easter theme played by William Brooke and Jonathan Dods at Easter 2024.

First Friday lunchtime concerts:

Ben Banks, October 6, 2023 – incl Toccata and Fugue in F BWV 540 – JS Bach
Stefan Donner, November 2023 – 
Dupre – Cortege & Litanie
Stefan Donner, November 2023 – Bach Schubler Chorale Preludes
Jonathan Dods, 2020 – A Solemn Sarabande for these Distracted Times by Peter J Smith

Our lunchtime concerts take place on the first Friday of the month, from 12.30 to 1.15pm.
Admission is free with a retiring collection (please add Gift Aid where possible) for the church’s music fund. All welcome. See concert photographs in our Flickr albums.    Read more about our Organ 2013-2013.

They are kindly sponsored by Ballet4Life
 and Home Instead, Hammersmith & Chiswick and promoted on organrecitals.uk and in The New London Organ Concerts Guide.

2024 Season

January 6: Dr Giorgio Revelli (Imperia Cathedral, Italy)
February 2: Dr Michal Szostak (Warsaw Academy)
March 1: Angela Sones (Lichfield)
April 5th: Ben Markovic (St Martin in the Fields)
May 3rd: James Perkins – 2022 details (London)
June 7th: David Bendix Nielsen (Copenhagen) – Bedford Park Festival
July 5th: Richard Brasier (German Lutheran Church, London)
September 6th: Jake Scicinski (Royal College of Music)
October 4th: Andrew Wells (St George’s Campden Hill)
November 1st: Jack Redman (St Peter’s Acton Green)
December 6th: Timara Easter – 2022 details (Concert organist)


January 6th: Ian Shaw (formerly Durham Cathedral)
February 3rd: Simon Gregory (formerly director of music, Emanuel School)
March 3rd: Richard Leach (Ealing Abbey)
March 31st: Phoebe TM Chow (St Martin-in-the-Fields and All Saints Orpington)
May 5th: Christopher Saward (Church of the Annunciation, Marble Arch)
June 9th: Roger Sayer (International concert organist) – Celebrity recital for the Bedford Park Festival
July 7:  Alberto Barbetta of S Stefano, Vicenza
September 1: Jonathan Dods (St Michael & All Angels, Bedford Park)
October 6: Ben Banks, St Alfege Church, Greenwich
November 3: Stefan Donner, Vienna
December 1: Jonathan Dods (St Michael & All Angels, Bedford Park)


February 4th: Jonathan Dods
March 3rd: Thomas Allery
April 1st: Kelly Yeung
May 5th: Robert Hainault
June 10th:  Syvati Duo – Bedford Park Festival
July 1st: Nicholas Wearne
September 2nd: James Perkins
October 10th: Ilaria Centorrino
November 4th: Timara Easter
December 2nd: Mark Brafield


‘Lunchtime Organ Recitals Resume at St Michael & All Angels’ – Chiswick Herald:
‘After an 18-month gap caused by COVID-19, monthly Lunchtime Organ Concerts resume this week in St Michael & All Angels Church, Bedford Park’.
Read more.

June Jonathan Dods’ Organ Concert in the Bedford Park Festival.
September 3rd, Jack Spencer (St Michael & All Angels)
October 1st, Callum Anderson (St Peter’s Acton Green)
November 5th, Jonathan Lilley (Waltham Abbey)
December 3rd, Polina Sosnina (St Martin in the Fields/Brompton Oratory).


January 3rd             Ben Giddens (Reading)
February 7th            Stephen Farr (St Paul’s Knightsbridge)
COVID BREAK FOR 18 MONTHS – see 2021 above.


September 13th        James Johnstone (Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance)
(on a Victoria and Albert theme for the Chiswick Book Festival
October 4th               Nicholas Wearne (Birmingham Conservatoire)
November 1st           Charles Andrews (The Temple Church)
December 6th          Laurence Long


October 5th            Nicholas Wearne


The Inaugural Recital was given on Friday, 31st January 2014 by Jeremy Filsell of the Washington National Cathedral, USA.
This was the programme.


Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565

Pierre Du MAGE
from Livre d’Orgue:

Plein Jeu – Tierce en taille – Basse de Trompette – Récit – Grand Jeu


From the Leipzig Chorales:

Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’|


BWV 662

Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’


BWV 664

Marcel DUPRÉ
Prélude et Fugue en Sol (G) mineur Op. 7 no. 3

Postlude pour l’office de Complies

Concert Overture in C minor (1899)

Symphonie no I Op. 14: Final