About Lunchtime Organ Concert with Peter Holder, Westminster Abbey

G Handel Overture to The Occasional Oratorio

W Byrd Fancy in D minor

W Harris A Fancy

E Elgar The Severn Suite

J Weir Tree of Peace

W Walton Orb and Sceptre

Peter Holder was organist for the State Funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla. He has held the post of Sub Organist at Westminster Abbey since 2017, prior to which he was Sub Organist at St Paul’s Cathedral. He “stole the show” (Daily Telegraph) when performing the organ solos in Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass at the First Night of the Proms in 2019 and returned to the BBC Proms in 2021 to play a solo recital in the Royal Albert Hall organ’s 150th anniversary year. In addition to duties at Westminster Abbey, Peter can be heard in concert across the world, and is an organ tutor at the Royal Academy of Music, his alma mater.

His selection of music from across the centuries has more than a hint of regal connections, from Elizabethan composer William Byrd (in the 400th anniversary year of his death) to Walton’s majestic Orb and Sceptre composed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and from Edward Elgar to Judith Weir, past and current Masters of the King’s Music.

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