Lunchtime organ recitals with John Kitchen MBE

Escape at lunchtime to be transported by the delights of John's accomplished playing here at the Usher Hall.

Monday 6 June  at 1.10pm: Music without pedals
Today’s unusually titled  programme features music written for  the hands only.  British organs,  unlike those on the continent of Europe,  were slow to acquire  pedal boards, and so all British organ music written before the 19th century is for manuals only.  The programme will incorporate tuneful music by Stanley,  Boyce,  Wesley,  Elisabeth Turner and others.

Monday 13 June at 1.10pm: Lunchtime at the Opera!
A programme of operatic highlights including Verdi’s Grand March from Aïda, Lemare’s Carmen Fantasy based on  the best tunes from Bizet’s opera,  Humperdinck’s  Prelude to Hansel and Gretel  and Walther’s Prize Song from Wagner’s Die Meistersingers.

Monday 20 June  at 1.10pm: Audience requests
Another in the popular series of concerts featuring audience requests, which will include music by Purcell, Delius and Derek Bourgeois.


Age Restriction

Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult 

Access Bookings

In order to book wheelchair spaces and disabled companion places please contact the Box Office by calling 0131 228 1155 or email