Bach at Trinity – Simon Bland (St John’s School, Leatherhead)


Part of the Bach at Trinity Series a year-long celebration of the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and of the 40th anniversary of Trinity College’s chapel organ – completed in 1976 by the Swiss firm of Metzler Orgelbau – to be hosted by TCMS. The organ is renowned not only throughout the United Kingdom but across the world, and is regarded by many as the best instrument in the United Kingdom for playing the organ music of Bach.

  • Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 549
  • Wo soll ich fliehen hin BWV 694
  • Fugue in G BWV 581
  • Wir Christenleut BWV 710
  • Wir Christenleut BWV 1090
  • Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott BWV 652
  • Nun danket alle Gott BWV 657
  • Vor deinen Thron tret’ich BWV 668
  • Prelude and Fugue in B flat BWV 560
  • Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut BWV 1114
  • O Herre Gott, dein gottlich Wort BWV 1110
  • Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir BWV 1099
  • Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565

Simon Bland is the Organist and Assistant Director of Music at St John’s School, Leatherhead. His musical training began at Oundle School ahead of a year’s organ scholarship at Hereford Cathedral. He was for three years an Organ Scholar at Trinity College Cambridge, under the direction of Stephen Layton. The choir undertook several high-profile tours and recordings during his time at Trinity, including the 2012 Gramophone award-winning disc of the music of Herbert Howells. He continues his organ studies with Colin Walsh… Read More


The Chapel

The Chapel, which dates from the reigns of Mary I and Elizabeth I, is the centre of religious life for the College. There are regular services and the Chapel is also used for concerts.

The Chapel was completed in 1567, and all the statues here are of famous people who studied at Trinity, including Sir Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon and Alfred Lord Tennyson. The painting at the east end depicts St Michael binding Satan.

Further information can be on the Chapel website:


Directions by foot:
Enter the College via Great Gate off Trinity Street, head through the Porters’ Lodge and the Chapel will be on your right

By car:
For those who have requested parking in College, further details of where to park will be sent by email in advance and directions to the Chapel will be available from the Porters on the day