First Virtual Organ Concert

Freemasons are organising their first virtual Organ Concert, to take place on 9 December at 7pm. The event will showcase the magnificent Willis Pipe Organ, and will be streamed from the majestic Grand Temple in Freemasons’ Hall, London, an Art Deco masterpiece built in 1933. 

The virtual audience will be able to watch Christopher Stokes, the present Senior Organist at the Freemasons, and organist and Master of the Choristers at Manchester Cathedral. He previously held posts as organist and Master of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square, and director of music at St Margaret’s, Westminster Abbey. 

Mr Stokes is a renowned soloist, but has also appeared with numerous orchestras, including the Hallé Orchestra, the Manchester Camerata, the Northern Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Golden Age. 

The artist has selected eight memorable melodies to enchant audiences: 

 Sonata in G – Edward Elgar 

 Toccata Giocosa (William Mathias) 

 Psalm Prelude Set 1 No 1 (Herbert Howells) 

 Tuba Tune (Norman Cocker) 

 Chanson de Matin (Edward Elgar) 

 Tune in E, in the style of John Stanley (George Thalben-Ball) 

 Sonata in Eb, BWV 525(i) (Johann Sebastian Bach) 

 Crown Imperial (William Walton) 

To participate in the event, members of the public can book for free via: