Tickets are available on walk-up at the Victoria Hall Box Office on the day for £12 Concessions £10.50-transactions are by card only) and seats are unreserved: the price includes Tea or Coffee and a programme. The Victoria Hall is located in Bagnall Street Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3AD.

There is a good car park opposite, pay on entry. Easy links to the M6, M1, A50, A52  & A34, A 53 Stoke-on-Trent railway station has frequent connections from London, Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham, Crewe, Liverpool, Manchester, Hereford.

 It is a 10-minute bus ride from Stoke-on-Trent Train Station to the Victoria Hall

Organ Proms last for approximately 75 minutes unless otherwise stated

VICTORIA HALL ORGAN PROMS

Played on the Grand 4 Manual Conacher-Willis Organ

A full specification  of the organ is available free of charge  before or after each Prom

Tickets are available on the day (unreserved) from the Victoria Hall Box Office

£12(concessions £10.50)– includes Tea/Coffee & Programme.

There is plenty of room.
The best seats for organ sound are in the Upper Circle-The Circle is also open -The stalls are closed Programme run time c 75 minutes – no interval

“The Joy of the Hanley Organ Proms -Music for Everyone” ........ (Staffordshire Sentinel)

Tickets (unreserved) are available at the box office on the day

Box office open 90 minutes before the performance

Please try to come early to avoid queues

Card payments at Box Office only

or book in in advance:-

Box Office Tel 0844 871 7615 (fees apply)

On line https://www.atgtickets.com/stoke

                             Victoria Hall Organ Proms 2023

               Tickets at the Box Office £12 – concession £10.50

              Saturday January 20  2024  12 noon                              Peter Dyke
               Hereford Cathedral
               (First appearance at the Proms)

 

Fiat Lux                                                                           – Theodore Dubois

Prelude, Fugus and Chaconne in C                            –  D. Buxtehude

Prelude and Fugue in C                                                – J.S.Bach

The Skaters’ Waltz                                                        – E. Waldteufal arr P. Dyke

Vars on ‘King Jesus hatha Garden’                            – F. Peeters

Noel: on a subject by Hector Berlioz                         – A. Guilmant

Allegro molto e ritmico                                                 – C.V. Stanford

Prelude in C sharp minor                                             – S. Rachmaninoff arr G.R. Sinclair

Music from the film ‘Muder on the Orient Express’ – R.R. Bennett arr A. Lenthal

Final (Symphony No 1)                                                  – L. Vierne                      

             

Saturday February 17   12 noon                      
              Callum Alger
              Wolverhampton, St Peter’s

Concert Overture NO. 2 in C minor        –  Alfred Hollins

The Swan                                                    – Camille Saint-Saens

Scherzetto                                                  – Percy Whitlock

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, BWV 147    – J.S. Bach

Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor          – C-M Widor                                 

              Saturday April 13   12 noon                      
              Alex Goldsmith
              Stone, St. Michael’s

Fugue ‘St Anne’ BWV 552                         –  J.S. Bach

Concert Overture NO. 1 in C Major         – A. Hollins

Bells Across the Meadows                       – A Ketelbey

Dance Suite                                                 – N. Rawsthorne

Choral varie sur le theme du “Veni Creator”
                                                                      
– M. Durufle
Elegy                                                         – G. Thalben-Ball

Fantasia on British Sea Songs                  – H. Wood

Londonderry Air                                           – Arr. H. Coleman

Liberty Bell March                                       – J. Sousa

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            Saturday May 18   12 noon
            Alexander Binns
            Derby Cathedral
           
(First appearance at the Proms)

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Concert Overture No. 2 in C Minor          – A Hollins

Sonata in D                                                   – C.P.E. Bach
 i. allegro di molto  ii. Adagio e mesto  iii. Allegro

Elegy                                                             – H. Oxley

A Clarinet Tune                                           – H. Oxley

In Memorial — Titanic                                – J. Bonnet

Chanson de Nuit                                         – E. Elgar

Chanson de Matin                                       – E. Elgar

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5    – E. Elgar Arr. Iain Farrington

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              Saturday June 15   12 noon                                            Tim Sagar
             
St Mary’s, Stafford

Marche aux Flambeaux                               – A. Guilmant

Prelude and Fugue in E Minor                    – D. Buxtehude

Toccata de la Liberation                              – L. de St Martin

Sea Interlude: Dawn form Peter Grimes   – B. Britten Arr. Lapwood

A Little Suite for Organ                                – A. Baldwin
Sarabande; Cantilena; Gigue de Trompette

Concerto in G BWV 592                               – J.S. Bach/Ernst
allegro; grave; presto

Plymouth Suite                                              – P. Whitlock
Allegro Risoluto; Lantana; Chanty; Salix; Toccata

 

         Saturday July 20   12 noon
         Lee Ward
         Leeds
        
(First appearance at the Proms

Sonata de primo tono                                   – J. Lidon

Water Music Suite No. 2 in D                      – G. Handel
i. Overture; ii. Alla Hornpipe; iii. Minuet; iv. Lentement; v. Bouree

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue                        – J.S. Bach

Spring Song                                                   – A. Hollins

Triumphal March                                           – Lemmens

Andantino in D Flat                                       – E.H. Lemare

Fantasia and Fugue in G Major                    – C.H.H. Parry

Barcarolle                                                        – Offenbach Arr. LW

Radetzky March                                             – J. Strauss Arr. LW

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         Saturday August 17   12 noon                                     Paul Hale
         Organist Emeritus, Southwell Minster

 

War March of the Priests                            – F. Mendelssohn

Fanfare                                                           – J. Cook

Suite for Organ                                              – D. Machell

Vocalise                                                          – S. Rachmaninoff Arr. I. Miles

Variations on ‘Amazing Grace’                    – D. Bedard

Prelude on ‘The Londonderry Air’               – N. Rawsthorne

Knightsbridge March                                   – E. Coates Arr. J. Catling

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        Saturday September 14   12 noon                                 Philip Rushforth
         Chester Cathedral

 

Symphony No. 4 in F                                   – C-M. Widor

Fountain Reverie                                          – JP. Fletcher

Prelude and Fugue in C Major BWV 547  – J.S. Bach

Bach goes to Town                                       – A. Templeton

Lyric Melody                                                   – C. Armstrong Gibbs

Concertstuck in the form of a Polonaise  – E.H. Lemare

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         Saturday November 23   12 noon                                 Nantwich Singers
         Director Ian Crawford
         Organist Tim Sagar

 

Organ
Choral-Fantasia on Wachet Auf, op 65 no 33          – Karg Elert

Choir with organ
Noel Nouvelet                                                                 – Arr. Stephen Jackson

Choir a capella
Lully, Lulla, Lullay                                                           – Stopford

Choir with organ
God is With Us                                                                 – John Tavener

Organ
Le Carillon                                                                        – William Wolstenholme

Choir with organ
Seek Him Who Maketh the Seven Stars                     – Dove
The Shepherds’ Farewell                                               – Hector Berlioz

Choir a capella
Lux Aurumque                                                                  – Eric Whitacre

Choir with organ
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol                                                     – John Rutter

Organ
Three Variations on Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland – Denis Bedard

Choir a capella
Illuminare, Jerusalem                                                     – Judith Weir

Choir with organ
Torches                                                                              – John Joubert
Joy to the World                                                               – Lowell Mason after Handel Arr. Crawford

Organ
Toccata-Prelude on Wachet Auf                                    – Francis Jackson

Choir with organ
Ding Dong! Merrily on High                                            – Arr. Mark Willberg

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         Saturday December 14   12 noon                                 Donald MacKenzie (organ)
         with Phillida Bannister (alto)

 

Organ
Noel XII – Noel Suisse                                                                   – Louis Claude Daquin
Sinfonia from The Christmas Oratorio                                      – J.S. Bach/Karg-Elert
Les Patineurs (The Skaters’ Waltz)                                            – Emile Waldteufel
Movements from ‘The Nutcraker’ ballet                                    – Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

Vocal
Zion hear the watchmen sing, from Cantata BWV 140           – J.S. Bach/Karg-Elert
The Little Road to Bethlehem                                                      –  Michael Head
In the bleak midwinter                                                                  – Donald MacKenzie
O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion                                     – George F. Handel

Organ
Jesu Bambino                                                                                 – Pietro Yon
Dance of the icicles                                                                       – Kennedy Russell
Walking in the air (from The Snowman)                                    – Howard Blake
Under the Christmas Mistletoe                                                   – Richard Leibert

Vocal
O Holy Night                                                                                    – Adolf Adam
Bethlehem Down                                                                            – Peter Warlock
Have yourself a merry little Christmas                                      – Hugh Martin/Ralph Lane
The Holy City                                                                                  – Stephen Adams

Organ
Under the Christmas Tree, A grand improvised selection of Christmas Music
 

               Victoria Hall Organ Console

     

A full specification of the organ is available from the VH Organist at the Organ Proms, or email cwmachin@btinternet.com

                                                                Organ Proms 2024

Tickets are available on the day of the Prom from the Victoria Hall Box Office situated in the Atrium. Seats are unreserved and are in the Circle & Upper Circle (the best for organ sound) at £12 (concessions £10.50) which includes a hot drink and a programme. Transactions are by CARD only.

PLEASE TRY TO COME EARLY TO MINIMISE QUEUES

Advance booking can be made via the Box Office on 0844 871 7615 ( fees apply) or at https://atgtickets.com/stoke (fees apply) 

The Victoria Hall Organ Prom supporters club is “VIctoria Hall Organ Proms”.
Join the mailing list for £5 p.a. and receive regular Organ Prom information, and priority season ticket booking, supporting the long-term continuance of the organ and concerts. 

Tel. 07783 764 313 or email  cwmachin@btinternet.com

 

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    Hotels in or around Hanley Stoke-on-Trent

Premier Inn – Etruria Road, Hanley, ST1 5NH Tel 0333 321 9337 0.5 mile from Victoria Hall, Website www.premierinn.com

Hilton Garden Inn Hanley Stoke-on-Trent-Potteries Way, Hanley, Stoke-Trent ST1 4QA Tel 01782 486960 www.hilton.com O.2 mile from Victoria Hall                                                                         


Double Tree by Hilton Stoke-on-Trent –Etruria Hall Festival Way, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5BQ Tel 01782 609988 Website www.stokeontrent.doubletreebyhilton.com Located 1.3 miles from Victoria Hall

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