The Scottish Federation of Organists




Tayside Organists Society - Tuesday 29 January 2019, 7.30 pm

Talk & Demonstration on Lutheran Chorales by Tom Wilkinson in St Andrew's Parish Church, King Street, Dundee

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Glasgow Society of Organists - Tuesday 5 February 2019, 6.00 pm

Part of the Choral Contemplations series dedicated to Andrew Graham Service in Glasgow University Chapel, G12 8QQ.

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RCO Class in Scotland - Tuesday 12 February 2019

Masterclass with Daniel Cook to be held in St Andrews

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

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Stirling and District Society of Organists - Saturday 16 February 2019

Annual Lunch

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

Desert Island Voluntaries by ADOA Members in St Mary's Episcopal Church, Carden Place, Aberdeen

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Glasgow Society of Organists - Saturday 2 March 2019, 2.00 pm

Organ Recital by Chris Nickol in Shettleston Old Parish Church, Glasgow, G32 9AH.

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Tayside Organists Society - Tuesday 5 March 2019, 7.30 pm
(event rescheduled from 2018)

A musical prgramme presented by Robin Bell and pupils of St Leonard's School, St Andrews in Dundee West Church, Perth Road, Dundee

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Borders Guild of Organists and Church Musicians - Saturday 9 March 2019, 10.30 am for 11.00 am

Choir Repertoire - a guide to a singig repetoire in Lauder Kirk

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SFO Committee Meeting - Saturday 16 March 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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Stirling and District Society of Organists - Saturday 16 March 2019, 2.30 pm

Dunblane Handbell Ringers at Dunblane Cathedral Halls

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Tuesday 19 March 2019, 7.30 pm

Our Hymnody - an illustrated talk exploring our hymn tradition by Michael Harris in St Giles' Cathedral.

Contact Michael Harris on musicstgiles@gmail.com

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Tayside Organists Society - Wednesday 20 March 2019, 7.00 pm

Combined meeting with Fife Electronic Organ Society

Steve Hubble plays his superb Yamaha set-up in St Columba's Parish Church, Glenrothes KY6 1BN

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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 Dr John R Kitchen, Edinburgh City Organist, Edinburgh University Organist and Director of Music at Old Saint Paul's Scottish Episcopal Church.

Lunch will follow and then 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.

Contact 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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60th SFO Annual Conference - Friday and Saturday 15th and 16th May 2020

Hosted by the Glasgow Society of Organists.

Details are to follow but planned participants are John Butt and Kevin Bowyer and the main recital is planned to be on the Hill organ of St Bride's Episcopal Church, Kelvinside.

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