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:




Monday 17th January, 2022



Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 863 5986 9487
Passcode: 837073
Our Secretary Denis littleton will give a zoom talk on the organ music of César Franck
Saturday 19th February, 2022

Annual Luncheon – LIVE EVENT

Time TBC

Corinthian Restaurant

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.
Tuesday 15th March, 2022


Coach transport to be organised ASAP.

A reorganised visit to Malvern by Immediate Past President Roger Harrison in partnership with our current President David Hanford. This exciting coach trip has been reorganised following the cancellation due to Covid.

Our trip will include visits to Nicholson’s Organ works, Great Malvern Priory and either Little Malvern Priory or Twyning (TBC).

Saturday 11th June, 2022


Coach or Minibus Transport

Trip to Cambridge – St John’s College & Sidney Sussex College.

An eagerly anticipated visit to Cambridge, organised by our immediate past President, Roger Harrison (2019-20), on Saturday 11 June. The day includes a rare opportunity to hear and play the organs in both St. John’s and Sidney Sussex college chapels, concluding with evensong at St. John’s.

The cost will be £30 per person (under18s/students £15)

Monday 18th July, 2022 – 7:00pm



AGM – St Michael’s Church Bramcote commencing 7pm – please contact Denis (our Secretary) should you wish to attend.
Saturday 3rd September, 2022 – 10.15am

(A Derby Association/IAO event).


Midlands Organ Day, Derby Cathedral. £28 discounted rate to enrol on the day and for more details click here.

Includes various speakers, master classes and recitals.

Make your own way to this event.

Saturday 8th October, 2022


Sovereign House
30 Manchester Road
Lancashire OL2 7DE

A visit to  CHURCH ORGAN WORLD in Shaw, near Oldham to try the various digital organs by Makin, Copeman Hart, Johannes and Rodgers plus have access to purchase organ sheet music at a discounted price. We will then hear/play a Makin instrument in installed at Holy Trinity, Shaw.

Details on transport TBC.

Saturday 12th November, 2022


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 NDSO Workshop on the art of improvisation by member David Machell, to be held at Halam Court.

This workshop will be interactive and there will be opportunities to play for any who want to.



December, 2022


A session with the ‘rambling rector’, musician and author Stanley Monkhouse, BChir PhD FRCO(CHM) – a master of the antidotes and funny stories, particularly aimed at his clerical colleagues. Stanley is also a Past President of the NDSO (1984-85).



January, 2023 – EVENT – Date TBC


A zoom presentation entitled ‘MY LIFE AS AN ORGANIST’ 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


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

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.





July 21 David Price (Thailand, sometime St John’s RC Cathedral, Norwich)
August 18 John Keys (Nottingham City Organist)
September 15 Michael Overbury (professional organist)
October 20 Justine Posluszna (Poland & St Giles Lincoln)

All at 1.00 pm on the third Thursday of each month


Southwell Minster ORGAN RECITALS:

Monday 29 August, 3.30pm Jonathan Allsopp (Southwell Minster)
Wednesday 14 September, 7.30pm Roger Sayer (Temple Church)
Wednesday 12 October, 7.30pm Peter Stevens (Westminster Cathedral)
Sunday 18 December, 6.30pm Jonathan Allsopp (Southwell Minster) Free
Admission to the Wednesday recitals is £8 (£6 concessions), there will be a retiring collection for
the remainder.

The programme can be found here


3rd December 2022 – Joy To The World

Our member David Machell invites you to sing in a Workshop (9.30-12.30, Lowdham Village Hall) and Carol Concert (2.30-4.00, St. Mary’s Church, Lowdham)

As part of JOY TO THE WORLD, a celebration of music and light on Saturday 3 December 2022 in aid of the Church’s new sound system.

Please register at, by 5pm on Friday 30th September.




Come and join David for this wonderful event!


Carlton Male Voice Choir

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

Sunday 30th July 2022 @ 7:30pm – THREE CHOIRS APPEAL in aid of the Air Ambulance at ST PAUL’S DAYBROOK NG5 6BH – Free entry – voluntary donations to the cause (with Sandiacre and Pye Hill MVCs).

Wednesday 24th August @ 2:00pm – SOUTHWELL MUSIC FESTIVAL in the market place NG25 0HE.

Friday 16th September @ 7:30pm – SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH NG4 1FP, Carlton in aid of Brain Tumour Research – guest Baritone Philip Pearson (Gorleston on Sea).

Saturday 24th September @ 5:00pm – AFTERNOON TEA and MUSIC at ST PAUL’S, CARLTON NG4 1BJ.

Sunday 9th October @ 3:00pm – ALBERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM NG1 5AA – as guests with BESTWOOD MVC for their 70th Anniversary festival concert (with Mansfield MVC).


Saturday 19th November @ 7:30pm – ST LAWRENCE CHURCH, NORWELL NG23 6JT.

Friday 2nd December @ 8:00PM – CALVERTON WORKING MEN’S CLUB NG14 6JX.

Saturday 3rd December @ 7:30pm – BEESTON METHODIST CHURCH NG9 1EH.

Saturday 10th December @ 7:00pm – GEDLING BOROUGH COUNCIL CHRISTMAS EVENT with the Mayor of Gedling at ST PAUL’S DAYBROOK NG5 6BH.

Saturday 17th December @ 7:00pm – CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL CONCERT at ST PAUL’S CHURCH CARLTON NG4 1BJ – with guests TBC and guest Music Maker 2022 Benjamin Staniforth (baritone).

Sunday 18th December @ 4:00pm – NOTTINGHAM ARBORETUM BANDSTAND. NG7 4HF

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 2020/21

Programme 2017/18

Programme 2016/17

Programme 2015/16

Programme 2014/15

Programme 2013/14