Borders Guild of Organists and Church Musicians - Saturday 22nd February 2020
Organ Dicovery event led by James Parsons.
11.00 am - 12 noon ‘Discover the Organ’ morning session aimed at children of 9 years and upwards
3.00 - 4.00 pm Recital in Peebles OIld Parish Church
Glasgow Society of Organists - Saturday 14th March 2020, 2.00 pm
[in conjunction with the Royal College of Organists]
Masterclass on Victorian and Edwardian British organ music with James Lancelot in St John's Renfield Church
Tayside Organists' Society - March 2020
Celebrity recital - details to be confirmed
SFO Committee Meeting - Saturday 21st March 2020, 2.00 pm
Note change from 14th March
Half-yearly SFO committee meeting within the Mission Room of the Parish Church of Saint Matthew, Tay Street , Perth . The meeting starts at 2.00 p.m. promply and the aim is to finish by 4.00 p.m. thus allowing committee members to avail themselves of public transport home if required.
Aberdeen & District Organists' Association - Saturday 21st March 2020, 2.00 pm
Members' recital in Craigiebuckler Church
Stirling & District Society of Organists - Saturday 21st March 2020, 2.30 pm
An afternoon of music with Edinburgh Napier Baroque in St Andrew's West Parish Church, Falkirk
Glasgow Society of Organists - Saturday 4th April 2020
Morning workshop on Alexander Technique in St Mungo's Museum of Religeous Life and Art (basement room) followed by
2.00 pm AGM
Lanarkshire Society of Organists - Saturday 4th April 2020, 12 noon
Come and Sing Stainer's Crucifixion in Bellshill Central Parish Church - performance at 4.00 pm
Edinburgh Society of Organists - Saturday 4th April 2020, 2.00 pm
Joint meeting with the Scottish Branch of The Elgar Society in the Parish Church of Saint Cuthbert
Dr Martin Firth will speak on Elgar's Organ Sonata in G, Op 28 and the work will then be performed by John Kitchen
On Friday evening there will be a concert given by Glasgow University Memorial Chapel Choir under Katy Cooper, Director of Chapel Music with Kevin Bowyer, organ, within the Chapel.
Saturday morning will take place in Broomhill Hyndland and Kingsborough Gardens Sanctuary. The choir of Douglas Academy Music School will present a concert and Prof John Butt will give an illustrated talk on the 3-manual Willis organ that dates from 1887-92.
On Saturday afternoon Dr Kevin Bowyer will give the Conference Recital on the 2-manual 1865 William Hill organ of St Bride's Episcopal Church, Hyndland.
Aberdeen & District Organists' Association - Monday 18th May 2020
AGM in Craigiebuckler Church
Edinburgh Society of Organists - Friday 22nd May to Sunday 24th May 2020
Visit to organs in Cambridge - travel and accomodation options to follow
Tayside Organists' Society - Tuesday 26th May 2020 7.30 pm
AGM in St Mary's Church, Broughty Ferry
Glasgow Society of Organists - Saturday 6th June 2020
Day outing to Laidlaw Music Centre, St Andrews and St Salvador's Church, Dundee.
Incorporated Association of Organists - Friday 24th July to Tuesday 28th July 2020
The biennial IAO Festival will be held in Edinburgh under the direction of IAO President Dr John Kitchen MBE, Immediate-Past-President of the Edinburgh Society of Organists, Edinburgh City Organist, Director of Music Old Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh.
The Festival is expected to include:
Celebrity recital on the Rieger organ (III/59) of St Giles’ Cathedral by Naji Hakim
Recital by Sirocco Winds wind quintet of which the ESO President, Calum Robertson, is clarinetist
Performance by John Kitchen in Greyfriars Kirk (III/50) of Couperin’s Messe pour les Paroisses with a plainchant choir
Talk by Rev Dr Martin Ritchie on post-Reformation Scottish Psalmody
A concert of 17th/18th-century music by the Kellie Consort, director Tom Wilkinson, in St Cecilia’s Hall, University of Edinburgh
Organ Recital in the Canongate Kirk
Organ Recital in the Usher Hall by John Kitchen as part of his 'Get Organised' series
Visits to the organs of Paisley Abbey (IV/65) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow (III/48), with recitals on both instruments
Talk by Paul Baxter, Managing Director of Delphian Records, about the recordings he has made with the choir of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral
Organ Competition organised in conjunction with the RCO; semi-finals and finals will take place in the Parish Church of Saint Cuthbert (IV/68) - adjudicators: Naji Hakim, Gerard Brooks and John Kitchen
Further details will be avaialble in due course in Organists' Review and on the IAO Website