Sunday 23 June 2024, 10:30
Concert Spiritual
Tuesday 25 June 2024, 13:30
Sunday 23 June 2024, 10:30
Concert Spiritual
Tuesday 25 June 2024, 13:30

Amsterdam Organ Summer

The Amsterdam Organ Summer is a successful summer concert series of weekly organ concerts, founded in 2001 by music director and Basilica organist Michael Hedley. Although the organ in the Basilica was built according to the ideas of the Romantic era and naturally lends itself to music from this style period, the organists also play organ music from other centuries, so that everything from Bach to Piazolla can be heard during an organ concert. The great romantics such as Brahms, Liszt, Schumann and Franck, who are well known to the musical public, are joined by specific “organ virtuosos” such as Widor, Vierne, Rheinberger and Reger.

Organists with an affinity for this type of organ from the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the United Kingdom are happy to accept the invitation of Muziek in de Nicolaas to play the music of their own preference on a top instrument. That is what makes this concert series so diverse and inspiring. There was a summer especially aimed at young talent, a summer with former foreign students of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, and a summer with exclusively Dutch organists.

The pandemic forced the organization to a standstill in 2020 and Michael Hedley also passed away this year. In 2021 we were able to create a smaller version of the concert series with the new music director, Dr. Giles Brightwell. In 2022, the organists came to Amsterdam to contribute to a special series in memory of Michael Hedley (1951-2020). In 2023, domestic and foreign organists enchanted the public with the beautiful sounds of the Sauer organ.

In 2024 verwelkomen we iedere woensdagavond in juli en augustus de volgende organisten in Amsterdam:

3 juli Víctor Baena (Mozes & Aaronkerk, Amsterdam) Bestel kaarten
10 juli António Pedrosa (Nicolaasbasiliek, Amsterdam) Bestel kaarten
17 juli Young Organist’s Recital: Maarten Wilmink & Rik Melissant Bestel kaarten
24 juli Erwin Wiersinga (Martinikerk, Groningen) Bestel kaarten
31 juli Peter Van De Velde & Anastasiia Staroselska (Kathedraal Antwerpen) Bestel kaarten
7 aug. Peter Dyke (Hereford Cathedral) Bestel kaarten
14 aug. Willeke Smits (Hooglandse Kerk, Leiden) Bestel kaarten
21 aug. Francesca Massey (voormalig organist Rochester Cathedral, VK) Bestel kaarten
28 aug. Jos Maters (Nicolaasbasiliek, Amsterdam) Bestel kaarten

Practical information

Concerts take place on Wednesday evenings in the summer months of July and August and start at 8:15 PM, doors open at 7:45 PM.

Kaarten zijn €12,50 per stuk. U kunt de kaartjes reserveren en betalen met de bovenstaande links. Aan de deur betalen (alleen contant) is altijd nog mogelijk.

Online betalingen zijn alleen mogelijk via iDeal. Er kan enige vertraging zitten tussen uw betaling en het uitsturen van het ticket. Mocht u toch vragen hebben, dan kunt u contact opnemen met


Sunday 23 June 2024, 10:30

Basilica Consort

Concert Spiritual
Tuesday 25 June 2024, 13:30

Calvary Presbyterian Church Choir

Choral Evensong
Saturday 29 June 2024, 17:00

Cappella & Chorale

Eucharistic celebration (NPO 2)
Sunday 30 June 2024, 10:00

Basilica Consort

Amsterdamse Orgelzomer 1
Wednesday 3 July 2024, 20:15

Orgelconcert 1 – Víctor Baena

Amsterdamse Orgelzomer 2
Wednesday 10 July 2024, 20:15

Organ Concerto 2 – António Pedrosa

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H. Nicholas Basilica
Prince Hendrikkade 73
1012 AD Amsterdam

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