The Organ

The College's famous organ, built by the Danish firm of Frobenius in 1965, set the standard for the classical organ revival in Britain, and remains one of the finest instruments in the country.

Photo by Haddon Davies

Photo by Haddon Davies

The Frobenius organ stands in the west gallery of the chapel. The case was designed by Fin Ditlevsen. The organ is used for weekly recitals during term time, as well as for services, concerts, recordings, and broadcasts. In 2015, the Frobenius at 50 Organ Festival marked the 50th anniversary of the installation of this influential instrument, with the complete organ works of J.S. Bach played by many of the world's finest organists.

Click the play button to watch a video about the organ and its use on a recent CD recording of Bach Trio Sonatas by Robert Quinney, released on the Coro label.


Gedeckt 16’
Principal 8’
Rohrflute 8’
Octave 4’
Octave 2’
Sesquialtera II
Mixture IV
Trumpet 8’

Brustpositive (enclosed)

Gedeckt 8’
Principal 4’
Rohrflute 4’
Gemshorn 2’
Quint 1 1/3’
Scharf III
Cromhorne 8’


Subbass 16’
Principal 8’
Gedackt 8’
Octave 4’
Mixture III
Fagot 16’
Schalmei 4’



Recordings by the Organ Scholars   Organ Scholar George Parsons recorded J. S. Bach's Fantasia super Komm heiliger Geist, Herr Gott (BWV 651) on the Frobenius organ at Queen's, for the choir's CD Come Holy Spirit.  Licensed by courtesy Guild GmbH Switzerland

The Frobenius on CD

The Frobenius Organ has featured on several CD recordings. Click the play button below to listen to Organ Scholar George Parsons play J. S. Bach's Fantasia super Komm heiliger Geist, Herr Gott (BWV 651) on the Frobenius at Queen's, from the choir's CD Come Holy Spirit.

Licensed by courtesy Guild GmbH Switzerland