The Scottish Federation of Organists




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June 2019

The local organists' societies have now wound up regular meetings for the summer; do please check back here as autumn approaches for details of next season's activities.

Meantime, for details of local societies, membership, general information, etc etc, please do get in touch with Donald Maclagan, 1 Victoria Court, 72 High Street, Kingussie, Highlands, PH21 1HZ, 01540 662431, 07974 935224 or donaldmaclagan@scotsorgan.org.uk

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Monday 9th September 2019, 6.30 pm

Film Night in the Chapel of George Heriot's School

Come and view a selection of recent DVD releases of organs and organ music.  After the fims show enjoy refreshments in the Staff Common Room which is itself an interesting place, having been the pupil refectory in the 17th century.

Contact David Turner on dm.turner270@gmail.com

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SFO Committee Meeting - Saturday 21st September 2019, 2.00 pm
Note change from 14th September

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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Edinburgh Society of Organists - October 2019

Date and venue to be confirmed

Organ Recital by Joseph Beech - Joseph will return to Edinburgh following his recent appointment as Sub-Organist of Durham Cathedral.

Contact Calum Robertson on calumrobertson@hotmail.com

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Tuesday 26th November 2019, 7.00 pm

President's Evening in the Scottish Arts Club - French Wine and Music

The president explores French wine and clarinet music.

Contact Calum Robertson on calumrobertson@hotmail.com

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Saturday 11th January 2020, 2.30 pm

Lecture/Recital by Anthony Hammond in the Parish Church of Saint Cuthbert

'The forgotten organist' - Léonce de St-Martin and the French Romantic tradition.

Contact John Kitchen on j.p.kitchen@btinternet.com

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Saturday 15th February 2020, 6.00 pm

ESO Recital and Dinner

Organ Recital by Colin Walsh in the St Stephen's Centre, Stockbridge followed by Dinner in the Scottish Arts Club.

Contact Calum Robertson on calumrobertson@hotmail.com

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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.

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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

Contact John Kitchen on j.p.kitchen@btinternet.com

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Saturday 18th April 2020

Visit to various organs in Newcastle-upn-Tyne - venues and timings to follow

Contact John Riley on john.riley58@blueyonder.co.uk

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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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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Friday 22nd May to Sunday 24th May 2020

Visit to organs in Cambridge - travel and accomodation options to follow

Contact Calum Robertson on calumrobertson@hotmail.com

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Tuesday 26th May 2020

A G M and Recital - all details to follow

Contact Nicola MacRae on secretary@eso1913.com

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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:











Further details will be avaialble in due course in Organists' Review and on the IAO Website

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