Our Patrons: The Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham, The Bishop of Nottingham, Sir David Lumsden MA DPhil MusB

Welcome to the website of the Nottingham & District Society of Organists (N.D.S.O.)


Affiliated to the Incorporated Association of Organists (IAO)


About Us

Watch our video about the society by clicking the link below:

NDSO Promotional Video

Welcome to our website, please do take a look around all the interesting organ related items here. We openly welcome everyone interested in the pipe organ to the society; be they a professional player, amateur player or simply a lover of the pipe organ and its music.

We are a really active society with plenty of interesting and varied visits to see, listen to and play organs from large cathedral organs to small house organs, mainly pipe but also electronic.

We run and take part in educational lectures and presentations, recitals, workshops and master classes, organ and organ builder visits, organ crawls as well as enjoyable social events.

The society offers an opportunity for members to meet fellow enthusiasts sharing a common interest in the pipe organ whilst gaining access to members who can deputise, teach or advise on the organ (and its digital equivalent) as well as advertising organist appointment opportunities.

We publish a termly newsletter called ‘Soundboard‘ full of fantastic information about all things organ, reviews of our events and articles. Recent issues can be accessed via the website menu.

The Society was established in 1932 and continues to be one of the most active and successful Organ Societies in the UK.

Click here for details of our all exciting society events and recital/concert lists. The Events Page also includes links to videos of recent events on Zoom, please enjoy!







David Hanford (President 2020/21) – email: david.hanford@btinternet.com


Join Us

We’d love you to join us! – our annual subscription is only around £20.  To join the Society please email our Treasurer David Towers Email: treasurer@nottsorganists.org.uk or our Secretary Denis Littleton Email: secretary@nottsorganists.org.uk

Try Us

Maybe there is an event that you’d like to try to see if our society is for you, please contact us and we can arrange for you to attend as a guest giving us the opportunity to show you that we are a friendly bunch with loads to offer!

N.D.S.O. Ties – Get Yours Now!

Only a few Society ties remain available from David Butterworth at the very reasonable price of £5.00 each. They come in striking Blue or Burgundy and feature our logo. This is a tie that you can wear with pride to any NDSO event or indeed a concert to indicate to everyone that you are a valued member of our wonderful Society. Get one before they are all sold out!