Forthcoming Events and Catch Up Videos of Events


The NDSO enjoy a mix of live and online events. Any recordings of events will be placed on Youtube ASAP afterwards if practical to do so. 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.

Further recitals, concerts and other none NDSO organised events can be found towards the bottom of this page.

Please join us at any of the events below:


23rd January, 2023 – EVENT – 7:30pm


A zoom presentation entitled ‘MY LIFE WITH THE ORGAN’ from John Kitchen MBE. John is the Edinburgh City Organist as well as a conductor, early music scholar and music educator.
Saturday 25th February, 2023 – 1:00pm


Corinthian Restaurant

Goldsmith Street, Nottingham. NG1 5LB.

Annual Luncheon in the wonderful Corinthian Restaurant in Nottingham. This year’s guest speaker will be the academic and musician Professor David Baker

David set up the Halifax Organ Academy

Wednesday 22nd March, 2023 – Time TBC



Come and play the organs at St Helen’s Burton Joyce (Principle Pipe Organs of York – 2 manual) and St Mary’s Lowdham (Cousans – 2 manual) followed by a kind invite for by tea and cakes by members Jan Hewitt and David Machell at their beautiful home nearby.
Monday 22nd May  – Zoom Event


Join This Zoom Meeting – click at the time of event

This meeting will be a film show, “Organ Stops” is feature documentary about the crisis facing Britain’s provincial pipe organs told through the stories of enthusiasts trying to save them. Combining observational filming with archive, it’s a multi-layered story of empire, craftsmanship and musical passion.  Key protagonist, organ builder, Martin Renshaw travels the UK trying to save valuable pipe organs often just one step ahead of the bulldozers.  In one church he meets sprightly 95-year-old Blanche Beer, a pit village organist who’s played the instrument for over 80 years. She tells us her extraordinary story of life at the centre of a vibrant working class musical culture that’s now fading from history.

The film follows the work of other enthusiasts trying to save instruments: Dominc Gwynn salvaging very old instruments; a Mancunian sound engineer buying up pipes from eBay to rebuild a Holdich in his bedroom; and an avant-garde composer using the unique acoustic properties of organs to create new music for a new audience.

Saturday 3rd June, 2023 – 10.30am

‘Organs of the Derwent Valley’

Starting at St Peter’s, Belper at 10:30am for coffee


A visit to THREE Derwent Valley organs – including St Peter’s Belper, St Michael’s, Holbrook and All Saints, Alderwasley. Lunch at the community pub The Spotted Cow in Holbrook of which one of the organists of these churches is a contributor.
Saturday 17th June, 2023 – 3:00pm


Music for Violin and Organ, at Halam Court with Alex (Derby Cathedral) and Dora Binns. Programme TBC.
Tuesday 18th July  – 5:30pm Our AGM will be held at Bramcote St Michael & All Angel’s Parish Church with an informal but exciting opportunity to play on the Cousans organ (with its detached console and Chimes!) afterwards – bring your music along. Tea & Cake duly included.
Saturday 28th October  8:30am-5:30pm


8:30am Depart Forest Park & Ride entrance on Gregory Boulevard
8:45am Pick up at The Nurseryman, Derby Road, Bramcote
10:30am Visit Pershore Abbey, with the opportunity to play the organ
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Depart Pershore
2:00pm Arrive Great Witley
3:30pm Depart Great Witley
5:30pm Arrive Nottingham

This event takes the form of a visit to the new organ by
Fratelli Ruffatti at Pershore Abbey, installation of which was completed on May 2023.
Followed by a visit to the organ at Great Witley.
The organ at Pershore has a distinctly European flavour (see specification on page 6), with
34 stops on 3 manuals.
Great Witley by way of contrast is built in the late baroque style more usually found in
southern Germany and Italy. It is believed to be to a design by James Gibbs. The organ is by
Nicholson and has 3 manuals and 28 stops. It was awarded a historic organ certificate in
1999.A minibus has been arranged the cost will be £25 per person.
Saturday 18th November, 11:00am  Halam Court, starting at 1100.
Colin Walsh (Organist Laureate at Lincoln Cathedral) reminisces.
Followed by linch at the Waggon & Horses, Halam.

Registration for live events and any queries should be addressed to


Other Events, News and Information:

Forthcoming Recitals & Concerts

Derby Cathedral

Derby Cathedral events – Bookings via here.


Southwell Minster

Full details of all events, including the programmes can be found here.


Albert Hall, Nottingham

Full details of any events, including the programme and ticketing arrangements can be found here.



20th May 2023

Organ Recital by Colin Walsh (formerly Lincoln Cathedral)

St Paul’s Daybrook on the August Gern Organ

Tickets £7.50, confessions £5.00.

Flyer – Colin Walsh – May 2023 A5

Contact here for tickets and details.

Saturday 13th May 2023

St Peter’s Parish Church, Ruddington @ 7.30pm

Ruddington and District Choral Society with orchestra and invited vocal soloists conducted by Paul Hayward

Michael Overbury – keyboard continuo

Friday 23rd June 2023

Southwell Minster @ 1.30pm until 2.15pm

Bingham and District Choral Society conducted by Dr Stephen Bullamore

Saturday 24th June 2023

All Saints, Loughborough Parish Church LE11 1UX  @ 7.30pm

Viva La Musica Chamber Choir conductor Simon Lumby 

N.B. this is not now with Mvsica Donvm Dei Baroque orchestra on period instruments. For updated details see Viva La Musica website.

Thursday 17th August 2023

St Swithun’s Parish Church, East Retford @ 1pm – 1.45pm

Solo Organ Concert – Michael Overbury

Tuesday 24th October 2023

St Mary’s Parish Church, Melton Mowbray @ 1pm until 1.50pm

Solo organ recital – Michael Overbury

Saturday 4th November 2023

St Mary’s Parish Church, Orston, Nottinghamshire @ 7.30pm Bingham and District Choral Society with organ, harp and percussion, conducted by Dr Stephen Bullamore

Saturday 2nd December 2023

The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham @ 7pm

harpsichord continuo (Michael Overbury) with Nottingham Harmonic Society and orchestra conducted by Richard Laing

Handel Messiah

Saturday 9th December 2023

St Peter’s Parish Church, Ruddington @ 7.30pm

Ruddington and District Choral Society with organ, orchestra, vocal soloists conducted by Paul Hayward

Saturday 18th May 2024

St Peter’s Parish Church, Ruddington @ 7.30pm

Ruddington and District Choral Society with keyboard continuo, orchestra, vocal soloists, conducted by Paul Hayward

Haydn The Creation (reduced orchestration)

Monday 9th December 2024

St Peter’s Church, Ruddington @ 7.30pm

Michael Overbury – organ accompanist

Come-and-Sing with Ruddington and District Choral Society conducted by Paul Hayward, with vocal soloists

Handel Messiah 


Southwell Minster ORGAN RECITALS:

The programme can be found here


Carlton Male Voice Choir

Conducted by NDSO member and Past President 2017/18 – Ian Watts







Further choir details here. This excellent local male voice choir are always looking for new members!

Local Church Music Lists

Music lists for these churches are available by following these links:

Southwell Minster Music

St Barnabas RC Nottingham


Past Events

Programme 2022

Programme 2020/21

Programme 2017/18

Programme 2016/17

Programme 2015/16

Programme 2014/15

Programme 2013/14