Waikato Organ Festival 2023 - 2-5 June 2023 - New Zealand Organ Association

New Zealand Organists on the World Stage

The 2023 Annual Organ Festival will be held in Hamilton City/Kirikiriroa, Waikato, New Zealand, on King’s Birthday weekend .

The Festival Centre is based at “The Link” – St Andrews’ Church Community Centre, Te Aroha St , Hamilton.  This complex incorporates St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, River Road.

The festival runs from Friday 2 June evening to Monday 5 June afternoon – Read the full programme

Public events

There are two concerts open to the wider public- please come along to either or both of these stunning performers, you won’t be disappointed! More information on the two links below

Festival Organ Concert – Thomas Wilson – Saturday 2pm

Organ Fantasies – Douglas Mews – Sunday 2:30pm

Register to attend the festival now!

To register for the 2023 Waikato Organ Festival, download and fill out the attached registration form.
Earlybird discount if you register and pay before 30 April 2023.

See here for information on the Organ Performance Awards 2023 (including entry form)

Thomas Wilson – Guest Recitalist

Our keynote recitalist will be Thomas Wilson, who has had a stellar international career performing, recording and leading church music,  most recently as Director of Music at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney.

As well as the Festival Recital on Saturday afternoon,  Thomas will be involved throughout the weekend, including directing the Congress Choir for an Evensong service.

Read more about Thomas here.

The Waikato Organ Festival is hosted by the Auckland Organ Association.