The Organ
The Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal
Registered Charity No.:285222, London N22 7AY
Wednesday 5th October 2005, 7:30pm

Stephen Disley

Assistant Organist, Southwark Cathedral

STEPHEN DISLEY studied at Liverpool Cathedral before winning a joint Foundation Scholarship to the Royal College of Music and London’s Temple Church, studying with Dr John Birch. He won many prizes and awards; studied further under Daniel Roth at Saint-Sulpice in Paris, and has performed in prestigious masterclasses.

As a recitalist and accompanist he has played at Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall, King’s College, Cambridge and at festivals at Salisbury, Peterborough, Lichfield and Perth. He has performed and broadcast with ensembles such as the BBC Singers (including a disc of selected anthems commissioned by the Musicians Benevolent Fund), the London Symphony Chorus, the Finzi Singers and the Budapest Radio Choir. Recent performances include Poulenc’s Organ Concerto in Salzburg, Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass in the Montepulciano Festival, Italy, and a Gala Organ Concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra celebrating the refurbishment of the Royal Albert Hall Organ.

Stephen is Assistant Organist at Southwark Cathedral and Founding Director of its Girls’ Choir. Under his direction, the Girls’ Choir has undertaken tours to Bergen and the Czech Republic. The choristers (both the Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs) participated in a performance of Bach’s St Matthew’s Passion with the English Consort and Trevor Pinnock at the Proms. Stephen has also toured the USA, many parts of Europe with the Cathedral Choir, and has featured on broadcasts and recordings. He has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and chorus in concerts and recordings, including the world premiere of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio conducted by Carl Davis, Herbert Howells’ English Mass, Hymnus Paradisi and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius conducted by Vernon Handley, and Suk’s symphonic poem ‘Praga’ under Libor Pesek.

Further details can be obtained from his website at


Entrée Pontificale op.104 no1 (1861 – 1925)

Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott (BWV 680)
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (‘Dorian’) (BWV 538)

THOMAS MORLEY (1557-1662)
Variations on ‘Goe from my window’

WILLIAM HARRIS (1883 – 1973)
A Fancy

WILLIAM WALTON (1902 – 1983)
Crown Imperial


March on a theme by Handel

FRANZ LISZT (1811 – 1886)
Consolation in Db

Sortie in Eb


LOUIS VIERNE (1870 – 1937)
Carillon de Westminster


The Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal will be selling copies of “The Finest Concert Organ in Europe” at £2.00 and “Alexandra Palace & People” by Fred Clarke at £2.00.

The Friends of the Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal will be providing opportunities to check the addresses of all Friends and to take the names of all those who wish to join.

The Cinema Organ Society will be selling CD’s, Cassettes and sheet music. Jean Perkins will be pleased to speak with you.

Future Concerts
Tuesday 13th December, 7:30pm Donald MacKenzie ~ The Odeon, Leicester Square
Improvised accompaniment to the silent film Phantom of the Opera
Sunday 26th March 2006, 3:00 pm Nigel Ogden
Manchester Town Hall & the BBC