The Scottish Federation of Organists




Aberdeen and District Organists' Association - Saturday 23 March 2019, 2.00 pm

Organ Recital by Members of the ADOA in St Mary's Chapel, Blairs, Aberdeen

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Glasgow Society of Organists - Saturday 6 April 2019, 2.00 pm

AGM followed by
Scottish Churches Organist Training Scheme (SCOTS) with Andrew McIntosh and Douglas McBay in St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art, Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0RH, (basement room).

Refreshments to follow

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Stirling and District Society of Organists - Saturday 20 April 2019, 2.30 pm

Samba and Extras venue to be confirmed

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RCO Class in Scotland - Wednesday 24 April 2019

Best foot forward with Kevin Bowyer (2 of 2) to be held in Glasgow

Available to book online at https://www.rco.org.uk/events/bestfoot2

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Aberdeen and District Organists' Association - Saturday 27 April 2019

Spring Outing to St Sylvester's, Elgin, Holy Trinity, Elgin and St Peter's, Buckie

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Saturday 27 April 2019

Visit to organ in Fife - details will be be advised later.

Contact Sheila Chisholm on sheilachis28@gmail.com

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59th SFO Annual Conference - Friday and Saturday 3rd and 4th May 2019

Hosted by the Edinburgh Society of Organists and based in the Old Town of Edinburgh.

On Friday evening Come and Sing Messiah in the High Kirk of Edinburgh (Saint Giles'), High Street, with Les Shankland and The Chapter House Singers.  On Saturday morning at 9.30 am come to Saint Cecilia's Hall, Cowgate, for the AGM and an opportunity to view the historic instument collection there and enjoy a talk and demonstration by David Gerrard on aspects of the keyboard collection in St. Cecilia's.

Lunch in The Royal Order of Scotland, St John Street will follow and then there will be talk and demonstration of the Lodge's 1757 Snetzler organ.  Conference will end with a unique special Conference Evensong in Old Saint Paul's Scottish Episcopal Church which lies just between Jeffrey Street and the Royal Mile, under the direction of SFO twice past-president and four times celebrity recitalist Dr John R Kitchen.

All locations are within easy walking distance.

Click here to download a booking form or conatact Nicola MacRae on secretary@eso1913.com

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Aberdeen and District Organists' Association - Monday 13 May 2019, 7.30 pm

Annual General Meeting in Craigiebuckler Church, Aberdeen

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Stirling and District Society of Organists - Saturday 18 May 2019, 10.30 am

AGM at St Andrew's West Church Falkirk followed by event in Christ Church Episcopal Church, Falkirk

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Tayside Organists Society - Tuesday 28 May 2019, 7.30 pm

Annual General Meeting of the Society in St James's Church Hall, Broughty Ferry.

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Tuesday 28 May 2019, 7.30 pm
(NOT Saturday as published in the Syllabus)

AGM in Palmerston Place Church of Scotland with recital by Jordan English, Assistant Organist, St Giles' Cathedral.

Contact Nicola MacRae on secretary@eso1913.com

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Borders Guild of Organists and Church Musicians - Saturday 1 June 2019, 2.00 pm

AGM and organ concert by Henry Jeffrey in Langholm Parish Church

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Saturday 8 June 2019

Barge Trip on the Union Canal

Contact Iain Mackinnon on 0131 312 8027

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Borders Guild of Organists and Church Musicians - date towards the end of June 2019 to be confirmed

Summer Outing - The BGO members go east!

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SFO Committee Meeting - Saturday 14 September 2019, 2.00 pm

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.

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SFO Committee Meeting - Saturday 14 March 2020, 2.00 pm

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.

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60th SFO Annual Conference - Friday & Saturday, 15th & 16th May 2020

Hosted by the Glasgow Society of Organists.

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 Church.  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.

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