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Organ Recital - Philip Rushforth
Organ Recital - Philip Rushforth

Fri, 23 Feb


St Mary's Cathedral

Organ Recital - Philip Rushforth

Organ recital hosted by Edinburgh Society of Organists, from Philip Rushforth (Organist, Chester Cathedral).

Time & Location

23 Feb 2024, 18:15 – 19:15

St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK


Philip Rushforth has had a life-long association with Chester Cathedral as chorister, and ultimately, since 2007, as Organist and Master of the Choristers. He has commissioned choral works for the choir from Howard Skempton, Francis Pott, Matthew Martin and Charlotte Bray. Marc Rochester said of the Cathedral Choir’s most recent recording - Choral Classics from Chester - that it was “an absolute must-have for any lover of English cathedral music”.

After learning the organ with Roger Fisher, Philip was Organ Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, working with Richard Marlow, and studied the organ with David Sanger. In 1994, he became Assistant Organist at Southwell Minster and, in 2000, was a finalist in the prestigious Royal College of Organists’ Performer of the Year.

Active as a recitalist, he has performed throughout the UK and Europe and has collaborated with James Burton, David Hill and Stephen Layton. His CD and DVD recordings of music played on the organ of Chester Cathedral have received excellent reviews. In 2020 he was awarded an honorary Associateship of the Royal School of Church Music (ARSCM) for achievements in church music of national significance and for important musical work within the RSCM.


  • Introduction and Passacaglia (Walter Alcock)
  • Fountain Reverie (Percy Fletcher)
  • The Four Winds (Alec Rowley)
  • Berceuse (Alfred Hollins)
  • Fantasia and Fugue in C minor (J S Bach)

Jointly hosted by St Mary's Cathedral and Edinburgh Society of Organists.

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