What’s happening in March?

1. Marilyn Harper has written a new article entitled What Fires a Musical ResponseThis month Marilyn Harper muses on the things which move some musically, but not always others





2. Our chairman, Andrew Chadney, will be giving a recital after Evensong at St John’s on Sunday,18th March with pieces by Francis Jackson, Flor Peeters, Hubert parry and JS Bach. The service starts at 6.00pm, with the recital following straight afterwards. This is a programme full of interest and variety on an instrument where the player can be seen and every note heard clearly. Richard Pilliner. Hon Sec. Programme here

Please make an effort to support our “ top man “ and enjoy a very worthwhile concert to round off the weekend.

3. See the write up of the visit to St Laurence, Upminster and St  Mary’s, Woodford here.

4. See the write up of the Organ Table event at the Royal Festival Hall here.

5. See write up of the Annual Dinner here

6. See the write up of the Composite Recital at Penge Congregational Church here

7. February events – More info on the Diary and Annoucement pages 

      • Bexley & District Organists’ & Choirmasters’ Association’s February Newsletter giving a list of 2018 events. – here
      • Thomas Trotter recital at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave, WC2 8EP on the 17th March 2018 at 4.0 – refreshments -Info here

      • Our Chair, Andrew Chadney, is giving a recital at John the Evangelist, Goose Green, SE22 9AT on Sun 18th March after the sung Evensong which starts at 6.00pm. Program here


8. 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.

Martin Callingham