The Chapel Organ


The Harrison & Harrison organ in King's College Chapel is, like the College Choir, famous the world over. The organ case with gilded pipework, which surmounts the 16th century screen, is a striking feature of nearly every depiction of the interior of the Chapel, while the instantly recognisable sounds of the instrument have become inextricably associated with those of the Choir. 

Many of today's leading musicians have held the position of Organ Scholar at King's. The organ fulfils an important role in the religious and musical life of the College while also serving as an educational resource; as such it supports all of the College's statutory aspirations: 'education, religion, learning and research'.

View of the organ, looking towards the Choir. (KCC/627)
A complete history of the King's College Chapel Organ from its earliest incarnations to the present day.
In 2016, the King's College Chapel organ underwent the most significant restoration since the 1960s.
Come and enjoy recitals by renowned organists from all over the world. Recitals take place in the Chapel regularly and are free of charge.
How does the Organist keep in time with the Choir? Read our frequently asked questions about the Chapel Organ.