Have an organ recital with Masons in your home

Have an organ recital with Masons in your home


norman lebrecht

March 10, 2021

Freemasons’ Hall, London, is free-streaming a major recital on its 1933 Willis pipe Organ, on March 30 at 7pm.

The performer is Carl Jackson, director of music at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace. 

Access here.


  • Mecky Messer says:

    Well….it better be FREE 😉 (sic!)

  • Gary Freer says:

    Do I have to roll up my trouser leg?

  • Allen says:

    Never been inside but from Google images this appears to be a reasonably sized shoebox shaped hall.

    Any potential?

    • Robert King says:

      In its heyday the Covent Garden Festival (not connected to the opera house) used to do some adventurous concerts in there. It is a fine hall, but with audience largely seated on the two longer sides of the rectangle, facing each other, with a flat central space between them (there are also galleries above), it is not an ideal building for conventional concerts, but it had great scope for doing more imaginative, dramatic musical projects. For instance, I remember TKC’s big “Philip the Fair” reconstruction working really well in there for the festival, including processions from all corners and incorporating a significant amount of theatre lighting: it was a terrific show. So for that sort of production it is a great performance space, but probably not as a “regular” London concert hall. However, its location couldn’t be bettered, right in the heart of Covent Garden.

    • Mike says:

      Error…that’s a very small part merely showing the organ. It’s one of if not the best art deco building in the uk

  • Anthony Sayer says:

    I know quite a few who will be tuning in. Great instrument.

  • Charlie Krefting says:

    What time will this be for those on PDT? Thank you.

  • christopher storey says:

    It is a little difficult to be definite , Charlie krefting, because our GMT clocks go ahead by 1 hour on 27 March, and I don’t know when or if yours do get advanced, but my estimate would be that it will be either 10 a.m. or 11.a.m. PDT