Forthcoming Events

Saturday 21st March 2020

7:30am – Depart Hop Pole Pub in Ollerton

Pick up along Mansfield Rd on the way to:

8:00am – Pick up at the Forest Park and Ride, Nottingham

Return from Malvern at 4:30pm, arriving in Nottingham circa 7:00pm



Visit (by coach) 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

Twyning organ:

John Nicholson’s last organ (1886),a 2 manual/23 stop Organ

April 2020 TBC A White Peak afternoon to include access to some village organs and perhaps even a well dressing! Further details to follow when available.
Saturday 16th May President’s Event details TBC
Saturday 6th June 2020 @ 6:30pm A visit to St John’s College Chapel where we have been allowed rare access to a choir rehearsal and Sidney Sussex College Chapels, Cambridge. Evensong is at 6:30pm
Monday 20th July 2020 (TBC) A.G.M. at St John’s Carrington followed by a members’ recital which on this occasion is not limited to just the organ but also may include other various instruments! Date and time to be finalised and confirmed.

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Forthcoming Recitals & Concerts

Nothing at present.


Cherish Our Churches 2019 – David Butterworth

We kick off with an organ recital on 20th October by myself. The programme is designed to make best use of this particular instrument on the one hand, i.e. its many colours that are right up the ‘Baroque’ street; but on the other interspersed with one or two surprises, mainly of a contemporary nature, which I personally think sound fabulous on this instrument with its incisive and clear tonalities.

On 10th November, we are to be entertained by Kadie Kanneh-Mason’s three youngest, whom I have presumed to describe as a Trio: Jeneba (piano), Aminata (violin) and Mariatu (‘cello.) They have already played for me elsewhere last April, and they brought the house down with both their music and their charm. At this stage, the programme is in the making, but I think we can expect some Chopin, and I am putting in a special plea for the third movement of Prokofiev’s Sonata no. 7; but of course they must choose what suits them best at this moment in time.

Finally, Paul Hale will join us on 24th November, to share a programme exploring the proximity of my two luck-knows-no-bounds instruments, the Grant, Degens and Bradbeer organ and the Steinway Model D concert grand. Paul is well known in many spheres, not least as conductor of the Nottingham Bach Society for many years and, in my book crowning everything else, his masterly management of the music at Southwell Minster, through good and bad times, through thick and thin, a potential minefield of problems and hurdles which he has consistently braved and handled with remarkable aplomb and total success; I shall never forget that psalm singing on Thursday evenings (my favourite spot of the week.) But on a quieter note, it has always struck me just what a wonderfully musical person Paul is; a joy to work with. We have discovered a complete suite for organ and piano by the Canadian composer Denis Bédard, not a well-known work but really enjoyable to play and to listen to; better known in Canada of course.

Further details on the poster below.

David Butterworth

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 2017/18

Programme 2016/17

Programme 2015/16

Programme 2014/15

Programme 2013/14