The Organ Project: Organ Recital Series: David Price (Portsmouth Cathedral)

David Price is Organist and Master of the Choristers at Portsmouth Cathedral. Before he came to Portsmouth he was Assistant Organist of Ely Cathedral having previously held Organ Scholarships at Rochester Cathedral and Croydon Parish Church.

Since David has been at Portsmouth, the profile of the Cathedral’s music has been raised to new heights through twenty international tours across Europe, numerous recordings, many flagship events with the Royal Navy and the City of Portsmouth as well as regular work for the BBC and ITV.

The University of Portsmouth conferred David Price with an Honorary Doctorate of Music in recognition of the significant contribution he has made to the development of music at the Cathedral and for his contribution to the cultural life of the city. In 2013 he was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the Guild of Church Musicians and presented with this at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral and in 2021 was elected to an Honorary Fellowship with The Royal School of Church Music to be presented next month at Winchester Cathedral.

Free entry. Donations to the Music Foundation will be gratefully received.

Join us at St Mary’s Church, Portsea, and enjoy the opportunity to hear David perform on our newly-restored 1889 J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. pipe organ. No booking required – FREE glass of wine included.  Find out more on our project website:

The historic restoration of the 1889 J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. pipe organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea, began in October 2020, undertaken by Nicholson & Co Ltd. of Malvern, with expert guidance from Dr. William McVicker, and funding support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. At Easter 2022, the restoration programme was completed.

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