Cathedral Organ

These instruments accompany the cathedrals choir and congregation, as well as filling the cathedral with music through solo recitals.

Who plays the organs?

Durham Cathedral has a team of organists. Between them they direct the Cathedral Choir, train the Cathedral Choristers and play the Cathedral organs.

A unique voice

The loudness, softness, or the tone or harmonic quality of an organ pipe is described as 'voicing'.

Organ experts can change the tone of pipe so, when combined with others, it produces the swelling, soaring quality so unique to a pipe organ.