24 hours of continuous music, 15 organists, one professional choir and a lot of stamina will be required over the course of this unique event. The organists of Llandaff Cathedral will be joined by organists from around Cardiff for this marathon of music. Pop in during the day, or embrace the full experience by ‘glamping’ in the nave during our after-hours lock-in.
Are you an amateur keyboard player? Then ‘Pay-to-Play’ during this event!
The event will be streamed on YouTube for the full 24 hours.
The playathon begins with evensong, where the organ accompanies the Llandaff Cathedral Choir
Assistant Director of Music Aaron Shilson plays an hour of Bach
Director of Music, Stephen Moore brings delights from the French romantic period
David Butler | All Saints Rhiwbina
Stephen Power | Brecon Cathedral
22:00 - 06:30
Bring your sleeping bag and experience the magic of the Cathedral at night. Tuck yourself in with a hot drink and let the organists lull you to sleep.
22:00 Emma Gibbins | Newport Cathedral
23:00 Stephen Power | Brecon Cathedral
00:30 Christopher Preece
01:00 James Bull | All-Saints, Barry
02:00 Aaron Shilson | Llandaff Cathedral
03:00 Stephen Moore | Llandaff Cathedral
04:00 Christopher Berry | St Augustine’s, Penarth
05:30 Clergy from around the diocese
Whether you’ve stayed the night or are joining us to start your morning, wake up to music from the Sub-Dean.
Stephen Moore brings Bach to enjoy with breakfast. Bacon sandwiches and vegetarian alternatives will be available to purchase.
Aaron Shilson delves deeper into the German organ repertoire.
Two of Llandaff Cathedral School’s young organists delight us with half an hour of exciting music.
David Geoffrey Thomas | Llandaff Cathedral
The American Songbook
Andrew Caskie | Managing Director Nicholson & co. Organ builders
14:00 - 15:30
Join in with the music making with our afternoon of beer and hymns - visit our bar and raise your voice in song! Support us by nominating your favourite hymn to be performed.
Jeffrey Howard | Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral
Our playathon ends with a concert dedicated to celebrating the organ.