The Organ
The Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal
Registered Charity No.:285222, London N22 7AY
WAS Tuesday 17th March 2020, 7.00pm

POSTPONED until later in the year

Gordon Stewart

Huddersfield Town Hall

A Town Hall Progamme



Alfred Hollins Concert Overture in C
John Stanley arr Harry Wall Toccata for the Flutes
J S Bach arr. E Power Biggs Arioso
Bach arr Arthur Eaglefield Hull Fantasia and Fugue in G minor



Noel Rawsthorne Dance Suite
Alfred Hollins Maytime - Gavotte
Edwin Lemare Berceuse in D
Bernard Johnson Elfentanz
Enrico Bossi Toccata di Concerto


Gordon Stewart was born in Dundee and after studies in Manchester and Geneva with Gillian Weir, Eric Chadwick and Lionel Rogg, was for 15 years a cathedral organist, first in Manchester then in Blackburn. For 30 years he has been Borough Organist of Kirklees where he plays regular concerts on the 1870 Father Willis organ in Huddersfield Town Hall.

He has recorded on organs in the UK and in South Africa on the Priory, Dolcan and Lammas labels and has played concertos with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Northern Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North and Orchestra Victoria. For over 20 years he broadcast regularly as organist and conductor on BBC radio and television, chiefly as a musical director on Daily Service, Sunday Half Hour and Songs of Praise.

Gordon’s repertoire is large and covers all the major schools of organ composition. He is well-known as a teacher and after several years as Senior Organ Tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music, was one of the organ teachers at Cambridge University, teaching the organ scholars at, amongst others, King’s, St John’s and Jesus Colleges. He has appeared as visiting tutor at courses for the Royal College of Organists, Oundle Organ Week, Gothenburg Organ Academy and Shenandoah Church Music Institute in Virginia.

Gordon has played concerts throughout the UK including Celebrity Concerts at St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and Symphony Hall, Birmingham, throughout Europe, and in the United States, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. He is a former president of the Incorporated Association of Organists. He has been awarded honorary fellowships by the Royal College of Organists, the Royal School of Church Music and the Guild of Church Musicians, and an honorary doctorate by the University of Huddersfield.

Tickets are available at the door or online HERE - £15 and £10 for Friends of the APOA - Students will be admitted free.