Photographs & Videos of N.D.S.O. Events and Visits
Please view our promotional video for the society by clicking the video below:
Click the link above to see footage of the Nottingham and District Society of Organists Tour of Organs in Denmark, 11-19th March 2016. Concert at Trinity Church, Esbjerg. Performance of Te Deum (C.S.Lang) by the combined choirs or tour members and Trinity Church Men and Boys’ Choir.
Manchester Visit – Holy Name, Cathedral and St Anns
Enjoy the videos and photos from this visit to 3 wonderful organs in Manchester, a great turn out for a wonderful coach ride up north, enjoyed by all and attended by lots of new members and guest choristers from our president’s Bramcote church choir. The group also enjoyed a fabulous Evensong from the cathedral choir featuring the music of Orlando Gibbons’ Second Evening Service conducted wonderfully by Organist and Master Of Choristers Christopher Stokes.
Nigel Allcoat – My Life in Music – Virtual Event
Top improvisor Nigel Allcoat gives us a talk about his life as a musician from going up as a choir boy to Oxford College to his travels around the world as a professional musician, organist and pianist. His talk includes performances on the organ and piano plus a gorgeous rendition of his own composition on the Nunchuck’s Dimittis.
Paul Hale – Interesting Organs From His Consultancy – Virtual Event
NDSO member and Organ Consultant Paul Hale presents recent interesting organs from his work as an Organ Consultant.
Organs of Leicester Virtual Event
Leicester Organist David Gabe gave a talk on the organs and organ builders of Leicester in two parts.
Flentrop Organ Builder Virtual Visit Event
The NDSO virtually visited Flentrop Orgelbouw works for a tour and Zoom discussions, the videos are in 3 parts:
PART 1 – includes: David Butterworth Introduction, Wood Shop Tour, Flentrop House videos and Pipe Shop Tour.
PART 2 – includes: Live Q&A Session 1, Wood & Pipes and Flentrop House Videos.
PART 3 – includes: Live Pipe Voicing Demonstration, Live Voicing, Q&A Session and President’s Review & Thanks.
The Lost Tapes of St Mary’s Nottingham
NDSO Member David Butterworth presents a virtual look at the lost tapes recorded for a 1974 album by the choir of St Mary’s church in the city centre of Nottingham. The recordings have been cleaned up and transferred to a digital medium. The video is in 2 parts.
Member Recital – From Advent to Epiphany
A Christmas event for the Nottingham and District Society of Organists featuring organist members performing beautiful organ music from Advent to Candlemas in 2 parts:
PART 1 – ROGER HARRISON, DAVID BIRD, DEREK WILEMAN, ST MARYS NOTTINGHAM (UNDER DAVID BUTTERWORTH), DENIS LITTLETON & MICHAEL ANTHONY.
PART 2 – SHAUN HOOPER, DAVID BUTTERWORTH & DAVID HANFORD.
Member Recital – First Virtual Recital
Members of the Nottingham and District Society of Organists perform a set of organ pieces, in 2 parts:
PART 1 – performers are include Michael Anthony (Porter-Brown), David Hanford (Bach), Derek Wileman (Healey Willan), Denis Littleton (Pachelbel), Paul Stringfellow (Miller), Roger Harrison (Whitlock), Ian Watts (Buxtehude) and Michael Overbury (Italian Anon.)
PART 2 – performers are David Butterworth (Duruflé & Parry), Michael Overbury (Bach), a ten minute talk on the composer Tournemire by Ian Wells and a special one off performance by Paul Stringfellow.
A typical Society bus trip
2019 AGM meeting as our new President tells us about the trips he has planned, details can be found on the events page
Members listen intently to the post AGM members’ recital at St John’s Church, Carrington
Denis Littleton plays his favourite test piece on the ‘Hinckley Holdich’ by Italian composer Domenico Zipoli
Following lunch members were treated to a talk on the Victorian organ builder Porritt by member David Gabe and then could play this lovely unspoilt 1878 Holdich restored by Walkers in 2007 at the Hinckley URC
Pipes from the Market Bosworth organ photographed through the case of the new organ at the Parish Church. This organ is based upon the original Porritt pipework with digital pedal stops added to the original bourdon
Members enjoy supporting helping others whilst trying organs with invaluable registration changes and page turning, evidence pictured here at Market Bosworth
Two members Paul Stringfellow and Ian Watts sneaked off during the Leeds trip to play the Edmund Schulze organ at Armley (immortalised as a Hauptwerk sampleset), courtesy of Professor Graham Barber who kindly hosted them and demonstrated the instrument
The finished product is shown – these skills have been passed down generations.
We witness the master pipe maker at work
Secretary Denis Littleton (not a master pipe maker!) has a go at planing metal at Terry Shires pipe makers in Leeds
Paul Hale on the 4 manual Hauptwerk organ
David Rooke on the famous St Annes Brindley & Foster organ in Moseley, Birmingham
Broadway URC organ, Walsall
New College Oxford
Performing Organists from Welsh Hymn Event in Beeston
Chris Bridges conducts the massed choir for NDSO Welsh Hymn event which raised a healthy sum for charities
President Ian Watts plays bass guitar in the mock worship band for the Everyday Organist event with Musical Leader Martin Hodge of Watnall Road Baptist Church who also spoke at the event
Professor John Morehen in his year of Presidency annual lunch with guest speaker Dame Gillian Weir
A society visit to the Bell Foundry in Loughborough
Robert Pascall’s House organ, built by Nigel Church