Thomas Howell, organist

Chichester Cathedral's popular lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. There is a retiring collection.


  • N Bruhns (1665 - 1697)  Praeludium in E Minor 
  • W Byrd (1543 - 1623)  A Fancy 
  • William Mathias (1934 - 1992)  Postlude
  • J S Bach (1685 - 1750)  Allein Gott 
  • J Brahms (1833 - 1897)  Fugue in Ab minor 
  • F Mendelssohn (1809 -  1847)  Sonata in D

Thomas Howell is a pupil of Gerdi Troskie. Before taking up the organ scholarship of Chichester Cathedral in 2020, he has been organist and choirmaster of St David’s, Resolven, Organist of St Catherine's Church, Melin and Organ Scholar of Llandovery College. Being Welsh, Tom couldn't escape the male choir tradition and was accompanist of Neath Male Choir for over four years and was involved with the continuation and development of much local music making.

Tom is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and an Associate of the Royal Schools of Music in piano performance.

After a second year as Organ Scholar of Chichester Cathedral, Tom will continue his organ studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire while being Organ Scholar of Birmingham Cathedral. 

Chichester Cathedral's Lunchtime Concert series is self-supporting, and thrives through the generosity of its audiences. While there is no charge for admission, we suggest a minimum donation of £3 per person, with Gift Aid applied if possible.