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“…one of the world’s greatest contemporary organists…” – New York Times 

To launch the Cathedral's organ restoration fund, David Briggs will be playing a gala organ performance at Coventry Cathedral on 27 November at 7:30pm to launch the Cathedral’s Organ Restoration Appeal. Known for his unbridled virtuosity and passion for making organ music vibrant and accessible to a wide and diverse audience, David is one of the most sought after concert organists of his generation. 

This will be a spectacular evening of music on the Cathedral’s magnificent and world-famous instrument. David Briggs will play music by Bach, Widor, Ravel and Vaughan Williams, as well as an improvisation. There will also be a masterclass free to the public from 3-4:30pm where David will coach three advanced organ students. 

This is a chance for the people of Coventry and of the whole country to show support for the monumental task of refurbishing this 5000-pipe organ, a national treasure. All proceeds of the concert will go to the Cathedral Organ Restoration Appeal.  

Everyone will enjoy this performance, so bring the whole family! 

The programme will include Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, a transcription of Vaughan William’s Symphony No. 5 and of course, an improvisation. 

Please note: if you donate any additional funds for the organ restoration via the Friends of Coventry Cathedral, the Friends will double your donation (until the sum of such donations reaches £10,000). Please send cheques payable to the Friends of Coventry Cathedral to 63 Daventry Road, Coventry CV3 5DH.


Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 (with improvised cadenzas) – J S Bach (1685-1750) 

Pavane pour une infante défunte  – Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) transcribed by DJB (2017)    

Improvisation: Scherzo Symphonique 

Symphonie VI – Charles Marie-Widor (1844-1937) 


    Finale – Vivace   


Symphony No. 5 in D Major – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) transcribed by DJB (2019)   





The Friends of Coventry Cathedral was founded in 1934. It is an independent Charity No. 1061176 registered in England and Wales, with an annually elected Council.
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