Diary 2017

Our programme for 2017 is only available in outline form at this stage but we hope to publish further details after our AGM on Saturday 4th February. Members will be aware from recent communications that anyone can now contribute to the annual programme, the only condition being that they take responsibility for the planning and organisation. Please contact to start the ball rolling.


Saturday 4th 1.30pm

AGM and Annual Recital
St. John's Church, West Byfleet
with Tom Bell

Tom will be giving our Annual Recital at 3pm. Tom is our 'President elect', a talented International recitalist, and Artistic Director of London Organ Day.


Saturday 4th 9.30am

The Dutch Church EC2N 2HA

The London Organ Day turns its focus to the Stylus Fantasticus, a flamboyant school of keyboard composition which encompasses the work of figures such as Dietrich Buxtehude, and which in turn was a significant influence on the young J S Bach;


Monday 6th 5pm

St Peter and St Paul, Godalming

Perform in the organ classes at the
Godalming Festival (or come and listen).
Call 01483 414858 or see the website for more


Saturday 29th 2.30-4.30pm

Venue St. Mary's Church, Horsell
Improve Your Technique

The aim of this session is to explore the variety of touch and articulation possible on the pipe organ, how to colour baroque repertoire, and how to achieve a genuine legato in late 19th and early 20th century repertoire. Contact to sign up and bring any piece.


Saturday 20th

Visit to Wiltshire
Edington Priory & Other Venues

A chance to play the new Harrison & Harrison organ at Edington Priory, and visit nearby churches.


Saturday 3rd June

Play on Different Organs

A workshop – especially for those new to the organ. How can you quickly get accustomed to play on different instruments? Here’s a chance to play the same piece on up to 4 different organs and consoles in one day!


Saturday 15th 10.30am/3pm

New Ticknell Organs

A chance to play on not one but two recently installed Tickell mechanical action organs at St John’s School, Leatherhead & Betchworth Parish Church./p>


Date TBA

Members' Recital and Dinner

Students as well as experienced members will be welcome to play to a sympathetic audience. Relax afterwards with dinner in a nearby restaurant.


Date TBA

Organ Taster for Pianists

Are you a pianist wishing to try the organ? Or already being asked to play it (but have had no tuition)? Are you interested in our Organ Student Scheme? Come and explore the organ, including easy manuals only repertoire.


Saturday 4th 2.30-4.30pm

Introduction to Spanish Music
St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne
Julian Cooper

How much Spanish organ music is in your library? Not much? Then this afternoon should be of real interest! Julian Cooper, organist at St Thomas-on-the-Bourne will introduce us to the world of 17th & 18th century music from Spain, and demonstrate how to register and play some examples. Suitable for all levels of player as most of the music from this period is for manuals only.

NB Please check the website regularly for updates and further information, especially for events later in the year.