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Organ at the Movies!

Ashley Valentine

An event which really should not be missed!

Ashley Valentine will be improvising at sight to a silent film – Harold Lloyd’s ‘Safety Last’.

Please do support this unusual offering from an SSLSO member at St Oswald’s, Norbury.

Monday 1st August, 2022, 7pm at St Oswald’s Norbury, St Oswald’s Road, London SW16 3SB.

Find more details at St. Oswalds, Norbury.

Annual Dinner, 2022

Saturday, October 15th. – 6.30pm for 7pm annual dinner at The Prince Regent, 69 Dulwich Road, Herne Hill, SE24 0NJ. Our guest speaker will be Revd Dr Canon Gordon Giles of Rochester Cathedral, a practising musician who writes for the RSCM quarterly magazine. The menu will be available in September and bookings can be made then. This was a popular venue with us in 2020 and we met upstairs, which is a spacious area.

Summer Social, 2022

A time to meet and talk to each other!

We have arranged a ‘Social’ at the Crypt under St Giles’ Church, Camberwell, for Sunday 7th August 2.30 – 4.30pm. This is a beautiful Gilbert Scott Gothic Revival church from the mid-eighteen hundreds.

It is located at the junction of Camberwell Road, SE5 8RB and Peckham Road, with good parking in front of the church and in adjacent streets – which are free of parking restrictions on Sundays. There are many buses passing and even a bus stop named after the church!

The entrance to the Crypt is from the church porch with a few steps down to the rooms with ample relaxed seating. There is even a piano for anyone who feels up to it!

AND if the day is really fine, there is good outside seating.

There is no charge, other than at the bar (comprehensive and very modest prices – credit card preferred). It would help if we know the approximate numbers coming, so please let Martin Callingham know via the contact form.

Please think of bringing friends and family who would be very welcome and add to the event.

So, looking forward to socialising in a lovely place on a summers day.

Repertoire Session, 7th May 2022

Saturday, May 7th. – 2.30p.m. Richard Pilliner will lead a session on repertoire at St. John’s Church, East Dulwich Road, SE22 9AT. There is a fine three manual tracker action Walker organ of 1985 installed. Richard Pilliner writes: “I will be on hand to listen to whomever would like to play to me whatever they might like to bring. The aim of the afternoon will be to provide constructive suggestions as encouragement. I benefited from this early in my career, and know how supportive this can be. It will be rewarding to pass this on to others.” Richard Pilliner is a recitalist, accompanist and teacher of wide experience. He has given recitals in the UK, throughout the USA, Paris (Notre Dame), Moscow, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Observers and players alike are welcome. I can recommend this event; players are invited to contact me by Saturday, April 30th, if they would like to participate.

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