Organ Recitals

On selected dates, visitors can enjoy recitals on our Willis Organ that bring the history and scale of Blenheim Palace to life.

In the Long Library stands a magnificent organ by ‘Father’ Willis, built in 1891 to the order of the 8th Duke. This organ is the largest organ in private ownership in Europe, with four manuals and pedals, 2300 pipes and 53 speaking stops.

Visitors can enjoy demonstrations on the organ most Fridays from 12.00-13.00 and Sunday recitals on selected dates by a range of guest organists from 13.30-14.30.

Along with many of the treasures inside the Palace, the Willis Organ requires constant restoration and up-keep. An appeal has been launched allowing you to help restore this wonderful organ to its full glory by sponsoring one of the many pipes. Sponsorship starts at just £25. For further details of how you can help call 01993 810530 or email using the enquire button below.



Organ Recitals
Organ Recitals



15 July Christopher Beaumont
22 July Jonathan Kingston
29 July Keith Lambert 
5 August Sam Bristow
12 August Andrew Goodwin
19 August Andrew Patterson
26 August Will Peart
2 September Tim Parsons & Winchester Consort Singers
9 September Laurence Caldecote
16 September Francis Rumsey
23 September Stephen Binnington
30 September Edward McCall
7 October Peter Foster
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