Bach at Trinity – Jack Spencer (Queens’ College, Cambridge)


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 F minor BWV 534
  • Jesus Christus, unser Heiland BWV 626
  • Erstanden ist der heil’ge Christ BWV 628
  • Prelude and Fugue in F BWV 556
  • Machs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt BWV 597
  • Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 1100
  • Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan BWV 1116
  • Aria in F (after Couperin) BWV 587
  • Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 551
  • Herr Gott, dich loben wir BWV 725
  • Herzlich tut mich verlangen BWV 727
  • Fugue in G (‘Gigue’) BWV 577

A native of Yorkshire, Jack Spencer is the Junior Organ Scholar of Queens’ College, where he reads Natural Sciences. Jack started his musical education as organ scholar at Rochester Cathedral. He currently studies with Stephen Farr…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