Weekend afternoon concert series
After the unavoidable loss of the 2020 season, the Binns Organ Recitals are returning cautiously in the second half of 2021. See below for the special arrangements this year.
Concerts at a glance
Saturday 14th August 2021
Ben Giddens (St Martin in the Fields)
Saturday 4th September 2021
Geoffrey Webber (Hampstead)
Saturday 25th September 2021
David Dunnett (Norwich Cathedral)
Sunday 24th October 2021 – Anniversary Recital
Thomas Trotter (Birmingham City Organist)
Because of operational complications, our usual pattern of recitals has had to change for this year. We are promoting four recitals, of which three will be on SATURDAYS, the final Anniversary Recital reverting to its customary position on a Sunday in late October. All concerts begin at 2.45pm.
While fingers are well and truly crossed, there is no knowing what the national and indeed international situation will be when we start in August, and therefore the following will apply:
CASH PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE TAKEN. You will be able to pay by card at the Albert Hall, or by following the links on this website (shown below and also after the details of each recital) to book in advance.
Ben Giddens 14 August
Geoffrey Webber 4 September
David Dunnett 25 September
Thomas Trotter 24 October
ADMISSION: For the first three recitals, in August and September:
£6; under-16s and fulltime students free
For the Anniversary recital in October:
£10; over-70s £5; under-16s and full-time students free
MASKS: National requirements plus those of the Albert Hall will be followed. We all have a duty of care to each other, and regardless of the vaccines we may have received it is clear that there has been a reduction in the incidence of colds, flu and other easily transmitted infections. The concern is that we may not have the resistance to those infections that we usually do, and that they may be more virulent if we do get them. Stay safe!
PRINTED PROGRAMMES will be available, included in the entry price. You will however have to HELP YOURSELF and to make sure that you take the programme home with you afterwards.
SEATING will be in accordance with legal requirements in force at the time and in accordance with the requirements of the Albert Hall.
WE WILL BE UNABLE TO HOLD PRE-CONCERT TALKS.
THE ALBERT HALL IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE LUNCHES THIS SEASON.
We are sure you will accept these changes, which we hope are temporary, so that your experience of the 2021 Binns Organ recitals will be both happy and safe.