Meet others who have the organ bug
I am Peter Ramell, the Treasurer and Membership Secretary, and I want to tell you about our Society and the reasons why you might like to join us.
We are a small society of organ and organ music enthusiasts with about 60 members, mainly, but not exclusively, from South East London. the maps shows where our membership is located. if you click the map its will come up bigger.
Our primary activities are shown on the Diary page and involve visits to a number of churches where we are introduced to the organ, hear it being played, and get an opportunity to play it ourselves. Other activities could be talks or demonstrations.
The meetings are informal and some people just come to hear the music, but it is also a marvellous opportunity to share thoughts with other like-minded people and establish contacts and broaden our general perspective.
We have two popular social events once a year, a dinner, generally held mid-week, and a ‘Composite recital’ by members, kindly hosted by one of our members, Marilyn Nicholson, at the Penge Congregational Church. This latter event attracts people of all playing levels from across our membership and is very popular. So get practicing for our next Composite Recital in early 2018.
Members can promote their recitals and put stuff up on the Diary page. You could also put a recording of yourself playing in your church on the Let the music sound page (go to the tab to get the most recent publications).
We have two monthly articles, one written by our Chair, Marilyn Harper published on the Chair page, and the other by member David Wakefield and a Past President of the the Organ Club, who will pick something from the current organ scene that has caught his interest. This is published on the Looking Outward page (go to the tab to get the most recent publications).
You may find it interesting to read a short History of the Society by a Past-Chair, John Webber.
Our subscription is modest and part of it gives us an affiliated status with the Incorporated Association of Organists. This gives us access to the IAO’s quarterly journal, the Organists’ Review at a reduced rate and allows us to be able to take part in the Annual Congress and the London Organ Day.
The Society is non-denominational, the only qualification needed is an interest in organ music.
So, join the Society now!
The application form, which by now you must be itching to fill in, is here.
And if you want the added convenience of setting up a standing order, go here.
If you have any queries on Membership especially queries regarding the annual subscription or Gift Aid please contact me through the Contact Us page.