What’s happening in October?

Marilyn Harper writes about emotions and music in ‘Our Chair writes and David Wakefield has invited Philip Meaden, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Organists, to describes his thoughts about the future of the organ and organ playing in this country this month’s ‘Looking outwards‘.

A report of the Harpsichord Recital by Gilbert Rowland at St. Augustine, Honor Oak Park, SE23 3LE on the 17th September at 2.00pm is  now available here. I hope to put up a short recording of parts of the recital when it becomes available.

Norman Harper ran a successful Improvisation Workshop on the 8th October. A write up of this event is here.

The Society’s Annual Dinner

Bistro smallWe are again going to the Bistro in Frith Street Soho for our Annual Dinner, and our Guest Speaker will be the Rev’d Canon Colin Boswell of St Augustine’e Honor Oak. Get more info here




October events – More info on the Notification page

  • Shepherd brothers have refurbished the organ at St Michael and All Angels, 39 Elm Bank Gardens, London, SW13 ONX and a celebration concert is to be held on 16th October 2016, at 7.30pm
  • The Society’s Annual Dinner at the Bistro Soho on 9th November 2016 at  7.00pm guest speaker is the Rev’d Canon Colin Boswell, Parish Priest of St Augustine’s Honor Oak. Get info here 
  • Early prompt: Visit to two churches on the 12th November in the Burnt Oak/ Edgware area. See here  for more details.
  • Early prompt: Register to sing evensong at Southwark Cathedral with John Webber and Graham Powell. The event is200_0097(I) (3) on 4th February 2017, but register interest now so John can plan. Details are on the Notification page as usual. A photo of the 2015 occasion is shown to the left.

A personal note from the Web Editor

6Martin75On a personal note, I am not a professional web designer and have done my best, with the help of Committee members, to create a vehicle to increase the dialogue between members.There will be mistakes and difficulties over the forthcoming months and some of these ideas may well transform in the light of experience. For anybody interested in the papers I wrote for the Committee as I developed the ideas, and in truth to actually help me clarify my ideas, they are available on the ‘Notifications’ page.

Martin Callingham