Magdalen College: Guest Organ Recital - Margaret Phillips

Tickets £5 - £10, can be booked via the Tickets Oxford website.

Concert Organist and renowned teacher Margaret Phillips gives the third recital in our series celebrating the new Eule organ of Magdalen College Chapel.

Margaret Phillips studied with the late Ralph Downes and Marie-Claire Alain. After her London début, she soon gained an international reputation as a soloist, playing at concert halls and cathedrals throughout Europe and in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia and Mexico. Performance highlights in recent years include concerts in several Scandinavian cathedrals, as well as celebrity recitals at Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral. In 2015 she gave two marathon series, each of 18 concerts, of the complete works of Bach, and in June 2016 she played an evening recital at the Royal Festival Hall which was broadcast by BBC Radio 3. From 1996–2021 she was Professor of Organ at the Royal College of Music in London; she is much in demand as teacher, masterclass tutor and jury member as well as recitalist. In 2022 she was awarded the Medal of the Royal College of Organists, the highest honour given by the College.

Her numerous CDs, which include the complete organ works of Bach, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns and Stanley, have been highly praised. In 1994, Margaret Phillips and her husband founded the English Organ School and Museum in former chapel premises in Milborne Port, Somerset, where there is a small collection of organs by English organ builders from the eighteenth century to the present day.


ARC - Philip Wilby (b. 1949)

Prelude & Fugue in A minor BWV 543 - J.S. Bach (1685–1750)


Variations on a theme of BeethovenOp. 45 - Gustav Merkel (1827–1885)

Evocation à la Chapelle Sixtine - Franz Liszt (1811–1886)

Hommage à Franz Liszt - Lionel Rogg (b. 1936)

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