1. On the 29th September the Society organised a trip to visit three churches in Rotherhithe. The write-up of this is available here
2. There is a visit organised by the Bromley and Croydon Organists’ Association to Christ Church Spitalfields on the 20th November 15.00-17.00 and Christopher Town has kindly opened up this visit to members of the SSLSO. Norman and Marilyn Harper will be running it. Details of the visit and a description of the organ are downloadable here. Christopher has asked that he be informed of any of us that want to attend and has mentioned that a donation would be welcome as the visit is more expensive than normal. I don’t want to put his email on the web, but if you need it, write to me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward it to you.
3. On Wednesday 21st November, Nicky Jones is hosting a Repertoire Evening at his home and a four manual Wyvern organ is available for members to play. Nicky writes: ‘You are warmly invited to participate in an informal discussion about repertoire, including the various and sometimes quite idiosyncratic ways in which repertoires may develop. If you would like to come, please be prepared to talk about and share/play pieces from your repertoire if you feel able to, indicating what you like about them and when you feel they can best be played (e.g. at what occasion/service). You are really encouraged to select some organ music from your repertoire, as a four manual Wyvern organ is available for you to demonstrate on. You can be assured of a very receptive response! Light refreshments will also be available’.
See the write-up of last years event here.
Contact details and the venue address will be sent to members by email.
4. On the 28th Nov at 4.00pm a Master class in hymn playing by Marilyn Harper at St John the Evangelist, Goose Green, East Dulwich, SE22 9AT starting. The class will focus on how to play hymns and on the relationship between words and rhythm, and how to translate that into effective organ playing and the leading of Congregational Singing. This will be an exciting opportunity to learn more about all aspects of hymn-playing. The numbers we can take on the workshop will however be limited. So if you would like to attend, please let Andrew Chadney (email email@example.com) know as soon as possible, as places on the workshop will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
5. Organ (Bradford Computer built by Martin Huggett) is available free but needs stuff done on it to make it work. all the details about this are here
6. Another organ (pipe organ built by Peter Collins) is for sale – details are on the Announcement page here.
7. Below is the list of diary events up until the end of the year.
8. Christopher Town has send me the Bromley & Croydon Organist’s Association’s November newsletter . If there is any event mentioned that you would like to attend then all you need to do is let him know.