Luna | Anna Lapwood Organ Recital under Museum of the Moon

Special Event Organ Recital Museum of the Moon
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    7:30 PM

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    £14 - £18 (plus booking fee)

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Join us for an out of this world organ recital inspired by the night sky, given by Anna Lapwood, under Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon

Join us for an evening under artist Luke Jerram's spectacular Museum of Moon installation with organist, conductor and broadcaster Anna Lapwood. Anna will be playing pieces from her brand new album, Luna, released on Sony Classical on 29 September. Inspired by her love of the Zambian night sky, Luna is a fascinating collection of film music alongside traditional classical and contemporary music. 2023 has seen a flurry of exciting activity which saw her play a recital in the Proms to a packed Royal Albert Hall, appear as a guest on BBC TV for the Proms broadcasts and pick up the prestigious RPS Gamechanger Award at The Royal Philharmonic Society Awards.

This event is part of our Museum of the Moon events programme and the audience will be sat under this wonderful artwork by artist Luke Jerram.

Date | Tuesday 17 October

Time | 7.30pm

Tickets | £14 - £18 plus booking fee. Available from our Eventbrite page. 


Anna Lapwood

Anna Lapwood is an associate artist of the Royal Albert Hall (London) and holds the position of Director of Music at Pembroke College (Cambridge). She was awarded an Associateship of the Royal Academy of Music and the prestigious Gamechanger Award from the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2023. Anna regularly performs concertos with leading symphony orchestras and is heard playing recitals in concert halls and churches across Europe and the United States; she will make her debut appearance at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in 2024.

Anna has also performed with Alison Balsom, Bonobo and Benedict Cumberbatch.

As a broadcaster, she made her TV presenting debut on BBC Young Musician (also serving as Chair of the Jury in 2022), has hosted a televised Prom and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 and 4. Anna also reaches a large online audience with over 1 million social media followers. She was the first female in Magdalen College Oxford’s 560-year history to be awarded the Organ Scholarship and became Ambassador of the Cathedral Music Trust in 2022.

Anna runs the annual Cambridge Organ Experience for Girls and in 2022, curated and edited ‘Gregoriana’ for Stainer & Bell, an anthology of 12 new organ pieces by female composers which was awarded Presto Music’s Publication of the Year.

Following four successful albums on Signum Classics, Anna signed to SONY Classical in 2023 releasing the EP ‘Midnight Sessions at the Royal Albert Hall’l in April with a new album to follow in the autumn.

Further information

  • This event is in-person only and will not be streamed or recorded.
  • There are two ticket types: Seated, or Wandering (unseated).
  • The recital will run for 60 minutes and will be followed by an album signing. Audience members who have already purchased a copy of Luna on CD or vinyl may bring it along to be signed by Anna, or they can be pre-purchased when buying a ticket through this website. Copies of the CD and Vinyl will also be available to purchase on the evening.
  • Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface*.

The moon has always inspired humanity, acting as a ‘cultural mirror’ to society, reflecting the ideas and beliefs of all people around the world. Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet. It has been used as a timekeeper, calendar and been a source of light to aid night-time navigation. Throughout history the moon has inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over. The ethereal blue light cast by a full moon, the delicate crescent following the setting sun, or the mysterious dark side of the moon has evoked passion and exploration. Different cultures around the world have their own historical, cultural, scientific and religious relationships to the moon. And yet somehow, despite these differences, the moon connects us all.

The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.

*The massive 23 metre wide, high resolution image used to create the moon artwork, was created by the Astrogeology Science Centre in the USA. The imagery was taken by a NASA satellite carrying the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera launched in 2010.