Forthcoming Events and Catch Up Videos of Events
LISTED IN DATE ORDER – FROM 2024
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:
|24th January, 2024 – EVENT – 7:30pm
|Andrew Caskie of Nicholson Organ Builders tells us about the company projects on the go and plays the Halam organ. Event at Halam Court.
|17th Febuary, 2024 – EVENT – 1:00pm
Goldsmith Street, Nottingham. NG1 5LB.
|Annual Lunch with speaker TBC
|March 2024 – Date & Time TBC
|Organs of the A60 – we visit two organs off the A60 (Mansfield Road Nottingham)
|27th April 2024 – time tbc
|James Lancelot (ex Durham/Worcester) at Halam Court
|May 2024 – Date & Time TBC – coach trip
|Durham Visit to Harrisons & Harrisons Organ builders
2023 – past events
|23rd January, 2023 – EVENT – 7:30pm
ZOOM ONLINE EVENT
|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
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
LIVE EVENT – date changed to 6th September
|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
|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
|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 email@example.com
Other Events, News and Information:
Singing For Health and Come and Sing Evensong
One of our members Martin Rhodes is running two exciting events from St Mary’s Plumtree. The first is a ‘Singing for Health event on 3rd Feb 2024 at 10:30am-midday – further info here and the second is a ‘come and sing’ evensong on 25th February where you can take part in the singing or just come to listen – further details on the content here. Contact Martin directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to here more or sign up for one of these events.
Forthcoming Recitals, Concerts and other organ news
Albert Hall, Nottingham
Full details of any events, including the programme and ticketing arrangements can be found here.
Wollaton Hall Organ
CONCERTS, RECITALS & EVENTS
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
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: