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

Experience the videos and photos capturing our visit to three magnificent organs in Manchester. It was a fantastic turnout for a delightful coach journey up north, thoroughly enjoyed by all attendees, including many new members and guest choristers from our president’s Bramcote church choir. The highlight of the trip was a splendid Evensong performed by the cathedral choir, showcasing the exquisite music of Orlando Gibbons’ Second Evening Service, skillfully conducted by Organist and Master of Choristers Christopher Stokes.




Nigel Allcoat – My Life in Music – Virtual Event

Renowned improviser Nigel Allcoat presents a captivating discussion on his journey as a musician, from his upbringing as a choir boy to his studies at Oxford College, and his experiences as a professional musician, organist, and pianist across the globe. The session features live performances on both the organ and piano, as well as a beautiful rendition of his own composition on the Nunc 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:



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


Denis Littleton at Pershore

Michael Anthony at Pershore

Richard Eaton at Pershore

Reg Aitken at Pershore

Great Witley