|Tuesday 17th September 2019||Visit to St Albans to see the 1989 International Organ Festival Organ (Peter Collins) in St Saviour’s Church followed by the new 3 manual/39 stop Mander Organ in St Peter’s Church.|
|Saturday 26th October 2019||Halam Court – “Denmark Revisited” – by David Butterworth. David will explore further aspects of the previous Denmark outing in the context of the possibilities of the Society’s next visit abroad.|
|Sunday 17th November 2019||St Oswald’s Church, Ashbourne. Talk (including live music for trombone and organ) by Matthew Harrison, freelance trombonist and ABRSM examiner. There will be an opportunity to play the 3 manual/47 stop organ recently rebuilt by Groves, and to stay for Evensong.
|Wednesday 4th December 2019||An afternoon in Oakham. Short lunchtime recital in All Saints’ at 1:30 (given by an Oakham School 6th former), followed by visits to the Church Organ (Kenneth Tickell 1995 2 manual/20 stop) and the 3 manual/32 stop Peter Collins organ in the School Chapel. Fr Stephen Dye has invited us for a cup of tea at c. 4:15pm, and the chance to look at some his musical artefacts.
|Saturday 17th January 2020||Halam Court at 3:00pm – Lecture, with musical illustrations, by Jonathan Rennert, organist of St Michael’s Cornhill on George Thalben-Ball, who died on this day in 1987.|
|Saturday 8th February 2020||Annual Luncheon at the Masonic Hall, Nottingham –
With guest speaker Lindsay Gray, variously Chorister at St Mary’s, Nottingham; Choral Scholar of King’s College, Cambridge; Director of Music, Cheltenham College; Headmaster of Llandaff Cathedral School; and Director of the R.S.C.M
|Saturday 21st March 2020||Visit (by coach TBC) to Malvern: Nicholson & Co. organ builders; then the organs at Malvern Priory and St Mary Magdalene, Twyning.
Malvern Priory main organ:
Nicholson 4 manual/49 stop Organ
John Nicholson’s last organ (1886),a 2 manual/23 stop Organ
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