Organ recitals

Temple Church

Organ recitals – Wednesdays at 1.15pm

Wednesday 3 March

Charles Andrews

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Fantasia & Toccata

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

An Wasserflüssen Babylon

William Lloyd Webber (1914-1982)

Prelude on Rockingham

Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)

Prière à Notre-Dame

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude in B minor

This recital will be live-streamed on the Church’s YouTube Channel


Wednesday 10 March

Roger Sayer

Louise Vierne (1870-1937)

Symphonie No. 3 Op. 28 in F sharp minor

-          Allegro maestoso

-          Cantilène

-          Intermezzo

-          Adagio

-          Final


Wednesday 17 March

Charles Andrews

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Two preludes on old Irish church melodies

Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941)

Interlude in C

Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Nunc dimittis (from Sternhold & Hopkins)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Sonata No. 3


Wednesday 24 March

Roger Sayer

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in E flat Op. 99

Julius Reubke (1834-1858)

Sonata on the 94th Psalm


Wednesday 31 March

Charles Andrews

Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Prélude from Suite op 5

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Dolce from Symphonie no 4

William Lloyd Webber (1914-1982)

Passion Chorale

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude & fugue in A minor



No recitals on Wednesday 7 or Wednesday 14 April; resume again on Wednesday 21 April


Roger Sayer is at the forefront of British choral and organ music. He joined Temple Church in 2013 and has since created an impressive portfolio of concert, recordings and broadcasts. In addition to conducting, he is in demand both as a recitalist and accompanist at home and internationally and his work has also extended into the film world, with his most recent performance as organ soloist for Hans Zimmer’s Oscar nominated score for the motion picture Interstellar.



Charles Andrews has been Liturgical Organist of the Temple Church since 2019. He studied at the Royal College of Music with David Graham and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, with the aid of a Douglas & Kyra Downie Award. Before studying at the RCM Charles held a Michael James organ scholarship at Rochester Cathedral.


From 2011-16 Charles was Associate Director of Music at All Saints, Margaret Street in the West End of London. Plans for the near future include recording organ works by former Temple Church organists Henry Walford Davies and George Thalben-Ball and their associates.