Bach at Trinity – Mark Williams (Jesus 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.

  • Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564
  • Liebster Jesu, wir sind heir BWV 730
  • Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731
  • Herr Jesu,Christ, dich zu uns wend’ BWV 749
  • Herr Jesu,Christ, dich zu uns wend’ BWV 655
  • Fantasia super Komm, Heiliger Geist BWV 651
  • Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 642
  • Alle Menschen müssen sterben BWV 643
  • Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig BWV 644
  • Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543

Mark Williams has been Director of Music, College Lecturer and Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge since 2009. He held the Organ Scholarship and an academic organ scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was for six years Assistant Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral School… 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