Gordon Stewart

is one of the UK’s most popular and adaptable organists; he has played Celebrity Concerts in such places as St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral, the Laurenskerk, Alkmaar and at Symphony Hall in Birmingham, Leeds Town Hall, Melbourne Town Hall, Pietermaritzburg City Hall and Johannesburg Cathedral. His large repertoire means he can design concerts suitable for most organs and audiences. Playing regularly on the 1860 Father Willis organ at Huddersfield Town Hall, where he has been resident organist for over 25 years, he has built a large and enthusiastic following.

Gordon tours abroad most years; recent tours have included the Netherlands, Sweden, Australia and South Africa.

Gordon has recorded several CDs, and those of the organs of Huddersfield Town Hall, Johannesburg Cathedral, Pietermaritzburg City Hall, Providence Church, New Mills, All Saints' Church, Hastings and Pontefract Parish Church are available from this site. Also available are recordings of organ music by Andrew Carter and Noel Rawsthorne.

The Royal College of Organists, The Royal School of Church Music and the Guild of Church Musicians have all awarded him Honorary Fellowships, and the University of Huddersfield awarded him an Honorary Doctorate.

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“Gordon Stewart is a marvellously engaging performer. He almost literally runs onto the stage, and before he plays a note transmits a sense of energy, fun and anticipation. This touch of showbiz and the scattering about of funny stories prepares you to fully enjoy yourself. Gordon’s ‘show’ is very visual, but nothing of this style of delivery detracts from the seriously good musicianship of his performance. On the contrary, it energises and places in the mainstream an instrument which, certainly in the eyes of the young and the unchurched, can seem stuffy and dull……Gordon Stewart is a vibrant and accomplished player, at one with his instrument and his audience, whom he delighted from beginning to end.” Organ Australia
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