Forthcoming Events and Catch Up Videos of Events
Covid-19 has unfortunately disrupted our previous live events, however we will now revert to live events as it is legal and safe to do so (some 2020 events were cancelled and will be re-scheduled). Our virtual online events may be run together with the live event, technology permitting and can be accessed so easily from any computer, tablet or mobile device. Simply click the link next to the event at the time of the virtual event, accept the prompt ‘join with video and audio’ and join in. You can mute your microphone and turn off your video if you like but we do love to see our members. Events are often recorded for later watching but not always, so we do encourage members to join us LIVE at the time of the event if possible. The Society is looking to produce a Risk Assessment for live events with measures put in place for everyone’s safety.
Recitals and other none NDSO organised events can be found towards the bottom of this page.
Please join us at any of the events below:
|Sunday 27th September 2020
|Elliott Walker talks to the society on Zoom about the Oxford Movement and its effect on choirs and organs of the UK.|
|Monday 28th October 2020
|A.G.M. on Zoom with members videos.|
|Sunday 17th November 2020
|Members recital featuring videos of members performing pieces on their home or local church organs plus a talk by Ian Wells.||VIDEOS OF THIS EVENT|
|Monday 21st December 2020
ZOOM CHRISTMAS EVENT
|ADVENT TO CANDLEMAS
Members recital with Christmas Carols from All Saint’s Aston and St Mary’s, Nottingham
|VIDEOS OF THIS EVENT|
|Friday 29th January 2021
|The event will take the form of a visit to Flentrop Orgelbouw, where we will be welcomed by their chief voicer, Dirk Koomans. The meeting will have an informal air to it. Among other things, he will be demonstrating the process of voicing a new organ pipe from start to finish.||VIDEOS OF THIS EVENT:|
|Tuesday 16th March 2021
|The Lost Tapes of St Mary’s by David Butterworth. Here we will hear a presentation by David Butterworth featuring the choir and organ of St Mary’s church Nottingham as captured in the L.P. recording of 1977, along with a remastered tape of a live concert in Denmark in 1980.||VIDEOS OF THIS EVENT:
|Tuesday 27th April 2021
|A Tour of Organs and Organ Builders of Leicestershire by David Gabe. David will give a presentation and talk reviewing the history of the organs as well as the organists and organ builders involved.
|VIDEOS OF THIS EVENT:
|Monday 17th May 2021
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 863 5986 9487
|Paul Hale’s Interesting Organ Projects by Paul Hale (Cathedral Organist, Conductor, Recitalist and Organ Advisor). Paul will talk us through some of the interesting projects he is working on/has worked on as Organ Advisor including:
St. Peter’s, Wolverhampton
St John’s Ranmoor
St Martin’s, Barcheston
St. Margaret’s, Olton, Solihull
Christchurch Cathedral, New Zealand
Rochdale Town Hall.
|Monday 28th June 2021
|Mr Nigel Allcoat, known particularly for his improvisations, talks to the society about his life as a musician and organist.
Nigel is recognised as not only a world-class organist, but also as one of the greatest musical figures of our time.” Ripon Cathedral.
‘Nigel is one of the most respected and influential European scholar- performers and teachers of Baroque music’ – Birmingham Town Hall.
Nigel Allcoat PART 1Nigel Allcoat PART 2
|Monday 19th July 2021
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Meeting ID: 863 5986 9487
|President David Hanford leads this year’s Annual General Meeting over Zoom, with a video review of the past year and a presentation on details of future plans as we look to return to normal business. A look at our finances and a focus on recent marketing events in order to build membership. Roles of office are also formalised here and an opportunity for your questions will be offered.
Click on the link to the left at 7:30pm to join us for the meeting.
|2021 AGM notice|
|Saturday 18th September 2021
Orgelbüchlein – LIVE EVENT @ 3.00pm
Directions for anyone needing them: On arrival in Halam, see the Waggon pub. Back Lane runs up the side of the pub. The house is fourth on the right, with the flagpole. There is some parking on site for those with walking difficulty. Otherwise, please use the rear pub car park at the bottom of Back Lane, or park outside the church at the top end.
An excellent lunch is available prior to the meeting at the Waggon pub. Best to book in advance.
Covid Restrictions apply – 15 bubbles allowed, 15 pairs or singles, first come first served.
It is requested that – at this our first live event under new guidelines – those attending should still wear masks and as far as practicable observe social distancing.
|The Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book) BWV 599−644 is a set of 46 chorale preludes for organ — one of them is given in two versions — by Johann Sebastian Bach.
David Butterworth offers members the chance to investigate this set of pieces together at his home in Halam with its own pipe organ, playing a selection of preludes, looking at interpretation, registration, tips on fingering and pedalling, ornamentation. The event is sure to be a hit with organists and organ music fans alike. This event is due to be our first live event following the Covid 19 pandemic and we do encourage you to attend.
|Tuesday 5th October, 2021
Manchester Visit – LIVE EVENT
Transport arrangements TBC
Manchester Cathedral 4 manual, 79 stops “Stoller” organ by Kenneth Tickell installed 2017 with Paul Hale as the consultant.
St Ann. 4 manual, 57 stops, last rebuilt in 1996 by George Sixsmith.
Further possibilities: The Holy Name Oxford Road (Hill 1871) and RNCM (Hradetsky 1972), subject to timings.
|November, 2021 (Date TBC)
Visit Worksop College Keates organ, installed by Walkers 1923, 3man. 35 stops, restored Percy Daniel 1963 and Andrew Carter 2001 (Paul Hale consultant) – Students in attendance to demonstrate
Visit the Goetze and Gwynn workshop on Welbeck Estate. (possible Snetzler house organ in for restoration). Also Harley Gallery, Portland Collection, Harley Café on Welbeck Estate.
Possible earlier visit to Worksop Priory 1974 2 man 28 stop Peter Collins (David Butterworth consultant) overhauled 1996 by Woods…. TBC
|December, 2021 (Date TBC)
No date as we require further updates on the progress on restoration of the 4 man 35 stop Binns in Castelgate.
Possible lunch in town followed by a visit to St. Barnabas RC Cathedral…intro. & short talk by the new DOM Gregory Treloar and members to play the 1913 Hill, rebuilt by Norman & Beard in 1989, cleaned and overhauled by Groves in 1995.
|Saturday 19th February, 2022
Annual Luncheon – LIVE EVENT
Goldsmith Street, Nottingham. NG1 5LB
|Our annual luncheon now has a fixed date of 19th February 2022 in the wonderful Corinthian Restaurant in Nottingham. This year’s guest speaker will be the celebrated Adrain Partington, English conductor, chorus master, organist and pianist. He is director of music at Gloucester Cathedral, joint conductor of the Three Choirs Festival and artistic director for the Gloucester festival years, director of the BBC National Chorus of Wales, conductor of Gloucester Choral Society, and former conductor of Bristol Choral Society and leader of the postgraduate choral conducting course at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.|
Registration for live events and any queries should be addressed to email@example.com
Other Events, News and Information:
Forthcoming Recitals & Concerts
Derby Cathedral, presents Vierne 151 (150 was delayed for obvious reasons) Wednesdays at 19:45, advance booking is recommended as the first recital has sold out.
- 18th August 2021, Symphony No. 2, Francesca Massey
- 25th August, Symphony No. 5, Alexander Binns
Bookings via here.
- Wednesday 15 September, 7.30pm Martin Baker improvises to the 1929 silent film ‘The Phantom of the Opera’
- Wednesday 29 September, 7:30pm James Furniss-Roe (Organ Scholar, Southwell Minster, 2019-21)
- Wednesday 13 October, 7:30pm Jonathan Allsopp (Assistant Director of Music, Southwell Minster)
- Wednesday 27 October, 7:30pm James Lancelot (Canon Organist Emeritus, Durham Cathedral)
Sunday 19 December, 6:30pm Messiaen La Nativité du Seigneur (played by Jonathan Allsopp)
Full details, including the programmes can be found here.
Albert Hall, Nottingham
- Saturday 14th August, 14:45, Benjamin Giddens (St Martin in the Fields)
- Saturday 4th September, 14:45, Geoffrey Webber (St John at Hampstead)
- Saturday 25th September, 14:45, David Dunnett (Norwich Cathedral)
- Sunday 24th October, 14:45, Thomas Trotter (Birmingham City Organist)
Full details, including the programme and ticketing arrangements can be found here.
Thursday 9th September 2021
St Swithun’s Parish Church, East Retford – 1pm – 1.45pm – Solo Organ Concert
Saturday 25th September – 2.30-4pm
WELCOME BACK! A Concert for Lowdham, in St Mary’s Church, Lowdham, featuring the glowing tones of Katharine Dryden (mezzo-soprano) – a tuneful collection of classical items, show songs, and comedy items. David Machell will be supporting her on piano and organ. Profits to Lowdham church funds. Tickets in advance only from firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 25th September – 7:30pm
Carlton Male Voice Choir conducted by Ian Watts at St Jude’s Church, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 5HE.
Saturday 13th November 2021 – 2.30-4pm
“MISTS AND MELLOW FRUITFULNESS”: A Concert for Autumn, Katharine Dryden and David Machell are joined by the superb viola player Andrew Chadwick. to perform Piazolla, Vaughan Williams and Brahms. Profits to Lowdham church funds. Tickets in advance only from email@example.com
Saturday 20th November 2021
St John’s Parish Church, Carrington, Nottingham with Sinfonia Chorale conductor Richard Roddis, plus a piano duet with Philip Robinson.
Saturday 27th November 2021
Southwell Minster – Bingham and District Choral Society with organ and instrumental ensemble conducted by Guy Turner
Local Church Music Lists
Music lists for these churches are available by following these links: