What’s happening in November?

1. Marilyn Harper has written a new article entitled  Thoughts on articulationIn this article, Marilyn describes the changing views on performing a piece and the relationship this has with the organ builders and publishers. She reiterates her feelings about the importance of body posture which she illustrates by reference to a Big Band playing a Benny Goodman number at a recent funeral!

2. We have some new music on Let the music sound  from our Chair, Andrew Chadney, who plays Andante by Joseph Hector Fiocco (1703-1741).




3. Norman Harper is running the third in his series of Improvisations workshops on  the 21st October at 2.30 pm at St John’s Shirley, Church Road, Croydon, CR0 5EE  . Come and be inspired to be more adventurous and interesting. In Norman’s words ‘anybody can improvise‘. More information here.  – We will have the write up of this shortly.




4. The Society’s Annual Dinner is looming on the horizon, so be sure to keep 8th November 2017 at 7.00 for 7.30 free for this successful and enjoyable  event – and bring a  guest. More details given here

Rearranging to 24th January. Do Come!

5. We have a list of recitals that have been notifide to the Society which are summarised in the table below and given in detail on the Diary page. 

6. Starkey – you love him or hate him – but he is running a program on London Live  (Channel 8) on Tuesday evenings, called Music and the Monarchy, which I find fascinating – you might also.



7. Remarkable BBC 4 pogramme where Howard Goodal explores why Sgt Pepper is seen as so innovative, so revolutinary and so influencial using original studeo recordings where you can hear the performers working together. Arena: The Beatless’ Magical Mystery Tour 11th November 2018, 10.30


8. November events – More info on the Diary and Annoucement pages 

  • Forthcoming Society event is the Annual Dinner at Bistro 1, 27 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 5LE NOW IN JANUARY on the 24th  -7.00 for 7.30 price £20.
  • We also have another Society event on the 29th Nov 2017 at the home of Nicky Jones. This is the Repetoire Evening, More information is on the Diary page and also a description of last years event will give and impression of how enjoyable this is. The description is here
  • Travis Baker at Bloomsbury, WC2 8EP, varied program much French, 24th Nov 2017,4.00pm. See Dairy page for download.

9. Funds to support Organists

We are compiling sources of funds to help organists. Currently we have found four. A list of these is downloadable from here If you know of any other sources please tell me through the Contact page.

9. Recital Guides

 The London Organ Concerts Guide
 National Organ Recitals
 South Bank International Organ Series

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.

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