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Christmas Sparkle Organ Concert

Hereford Cathedral’s Advent and Christmas programme begins on Saturday 30 November, 1.15 pm with Christmas Sparkle, a free organ concert given by Peter Dyke.

Throughout the summer, hundreds of people attend the very popular lunchtime organ concerts given by organists from across the world on the famous Father Willis organ. Christmas Sparkle is the final concert of 2019 and will feature a range of colourful and festive music from across Europe.

Peter Dyke, will perform pieces including Dubois’s March of the Three Wise Men (which requires the use of a pencil to hold a note down throughout the piece) and Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy which features the famous and unique Glockenspiel stop. The concert will feature large screen projection so that the audience can see the organist and the organ console, which will be suitably decorated for this festive occasion.

Peter Dyke, Assistant Director of Music at Hereford Cathedral, says: “Music is such a valuable and powerful part of the experience of Christmas, giving us heart-warming melodies, treasured memories and a sprinkling of profound emotion. There will be something for everyone at this concert!”

Christmas Sparkle begins at 1.15 pm on Saturday 30 November; admission is free with a retiring collection to support the work of Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust. For more information on Advent and Christmas services and events at Hereford Cathedral please visit

Photo Credit: Peter Dyke at Hereford Cathedral c. Ash Mills Photography