Organ Recital

The 2024 Cathedral Organ Recital Series welcomes first-rate organists to play Truro’s acclaimed Father Willis Organ. This week we welcome Michael Hoeg. This recital will be live-streamed on this page at 13:10 and our YouTube channel


Prelude and fugue in C minor BWV 546 (J.S.Bach)
Master Tallis’ testament (Herbert Howells)
Prelude and fugue in G minor (Dietrich Buxtehude)
O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross BWV 622 (J.S.Bach)
Sonata no. 2 in C minor (Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy)
Allegro maestoso e vivace


Michael Hoeg studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Martindale Sidwell, Eric Thiman, Thurston Dart and Eric Fenby, later going on to London University and Trinity College, Dublin. After further studies with Martin Neary and Timothy Farrell and after holding the appointment of Head of Music at Queen’s School, Bushey, he was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Londonderry Cathedral in 1972. In 1980, he moved to Llandaff where he was Assistant Organist at the cathedral and director of music at the cathedral school. He has toured Holland, Sweden, Guernsey, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, America, France, the Czech Republic, Italy and Singapore as solo organist, pianist, conductor and accompanist.

He has made many recordings and has written books on extra-curricular music in schools and on the music of Londonderry Cathedral. Among his past pupils are conductor David Jones, Edward Jones, Director of Music at Harvard College Chapel, USA and Charlotte Church. He has been given the Archbishop of Wales Award for Church Music and was awarded the MBE for his work at Llandaff.


The series runs from March to October and each recital lasts around 45 minutes. There is no charge to attend or listen to these concerts. We rely on your support to help with the cost of maintaining the cathedral’s famous Father Willis Organ. Keeping the cathedral’s musical instruments in first-rate condition enables us to put on such recitals.

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