Southwark Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recital - Stephen Disley

Organ Recital Music

The T.CLewis organ (1897) at Southwark Cathedral is one of the finest romantic instruments anywhere in the world and suits music of many different styles and periods.

To mark our Director of Music Peter Wright's retirement after 30 years, the Cathedral will be hosting four organ recitals, given by Peter himself and three of the world’s leading organists.

2 May - Stephen Disley (Sub-Organist and Director of the Girls' Choir, Southwark Cathedral)

9 May - Olivier Latry (Titulaires des Grand Orgues, Notre-Dame, Paris)

23 May - Peter Wright (Director of Music, Southwark Cathedral) includes post recital reception

6 June - Colin Walsh (Organist Laureate, Lincoln Cathedral)

Stephen Disley

Stephen Disley won a joint Foundation Scholarship to the Royal College of Music and London's Temple Church.

As a recitalist and accompanist, Stephen appears frequently at the Royal Albert Hall, and has performed and broadcast with ensembles such as the Budapest Radio Choir and the BBC Singers including a recording of “Choir Book for The Queen”, conducted by Stephen Cleobury. Other performances include Janacek's Glagolitic Mass in the Montepulciano Festival, Italy, and Regular Organ Galas with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alessandro d’Agostini, also performing as a soloist in Warsaw, Cologne, and at the Royal Festival Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Charles Dutoit.

Stephen is Assistant Organist at Southwark Cathedral and founding Director of its Girls’ Choir. 

He has also performed and recorded premieres of music by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Judith Bingham, Bob Chilcott, Gabriel Jackson, Tarick O’Regan and others. Stephen is also involved with the JAM (John Armitage Memorial) Trust and is organist to the City of London School.

All income generated from ticket sales goes towards supporting the upkeep and restoration of our T.C.Lewis organ. For further details about the organ please visit our website here