The Scottish Federation of Organists




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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Lanarkshire Society of Organists - Saturday 14th December 2019, 3.00 pm

Christmas Lunch

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Glasgow Society of Organists - Saturday 11th January 2020, 2.00 pm

John Langdon Memorial Event in Kingsborough Sanctuary (formerly Hyndland Parish Church)

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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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Aberdeen & District Organists' Association - Friday 17th January 2020, 7.30 pm

Annual Dinner with guest speaker Dr John Kitchen in Rubislaw Church Centre


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Stirling & District Society of Organists - Saturday 18th January 2020, 2.30 pm

Organ registration with Kevin Duggan in Dunblane Cathedral

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Lanarkshire Society of Organists - Sunday 26th January 2020, 6.30 pm

Songs of Praise in Bellshill Central Parish Church

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Tayside Organists' Society - Thursday 30th January 2020

Concert by musicians from Dundee High School in Dundee West Church

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Tayside Organists' Society - February 2020

Geoff Bolton and Lewis McGoldrick - details to be confirmed

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Glasgow Society of Organists - Saturday 1st February 2020, 2.00 pm

Presentation on Alexander Technique  in St Mungo's Museum of Religeous Life and Art (basement room).

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Aberdeen & District Organists' Association - Saturday 8th February 2020, 2.00 pm

Positif Organist with Shiela Chisholm in St Andrew's Cathedral

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Lanarkshire Society of Organists - Saturday 15th February 2020, 10.00 am

Organ crawl to Carfin Parish Church then at 1.30 to Calderbank Parish Church

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Stirling & District Society of Organists - Saturday 15th February 2020

Lunch - details to be confirmed

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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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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

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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

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Tayside Organists' Society - March 2020

Celebrity recital - details to be confirmed

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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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Aberdeen & District Organists' Association - Saturday 21st March 2020, 2.00 pm

Members' recital in Craigiebuckler Church

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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

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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

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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

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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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Tayside Organists' Society - Saturday 18th April 2020 2.00 pm

Visit to St James the Great Episcopal Church, Stonehaven

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Stirling & District Society of Organists - Saturday 18th April 2020, 2.30 pm

Organ Recital by Robin Bell and talk on the architecture of Larbert Old Church by Dr Peter Burman

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Aberdeen & District Organists' Association - Saturday 25th April 2020

Spring Outing to Inverness - Ness Bank Church, Old High Church and Inverness Cathedral

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Lanarkshire Society of Organists - Saturday 25th April 2020, 2.30 pm

Members' Recital in Gilmour & Whitehill Parish Church Burnbank Centre, Motherwell

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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 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.

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Aberdeen & District Organists' Association - Monday 18th May 2020

AGM in Craigiebuckler Church

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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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Stirling & District Society of Organists - Saturday 23rd May 2020, 10.30 am

AGM and visits to churches in Stirling - details to be confirmed

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Tuesday 26th May 2020

AGM and Recital - all details to follow

Contact Nicola MacRae on secretary@eso1913.com

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Tayside Organists' Society - Tuesday 26th May 2020 7.30 pm

AGM in St Mary's Church, Broughty Ferry

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Glasgow Society of Organists - Saturday 6th June 2020

Day outing to Laidlaw Music Centre, St Andrews and St Salvador's Church, Dundee.

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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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61st SFO Annual Conference - Friday & Saturday, 7th & 8th May 2021

Hosted by the Lanarkshire Society of Organists.

On Friday we shall meet In St Mary's Episcopal Church, Hamilton for events to be arranged.

Saturday's events will take place in Cadzow Parish Church Hamilton, where, among other things, the Conference Recital will be given by Edward Taylor, Carlisle Cathedral.

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