Saturday 7th September 2019. Outing to Lincolnshire
Visit to four organs in Lincolnshire

All Saints Monks Road Lincoln
St Hugh Lincoln
Stow Minster
Spridlington Parish Church

We shall visit four organ gems in Lincoln and environs:

10.30 am: All Saints, Monks Road, Lincoln LN2 5JN.  A vintage Willis II (2 manuals and pedals, 18 stops) in a high gallery above the quire.

12 noon: St Hugh’s RC, Monks Road, Lincoln LN2 5AQ.  The large organ (3 manuals and pedals, 42 stops), originally by Willis, was installed in 2001 by Henry Groves.

1.00 pm:  Travel to Stow for lunch at The Cross Keys.  LN1 2DE

3.00 pm: Stow  Minster, LN1 2DE.  The beautifully preserved organ   (2 manuals and pedals, 13 stops) is by Brindley & Forster, 1873.

4.30 pm: Spridlington Parish Church, LN8 2DF.  The organ (2 manuals and pedals, 16 stops) by T H Nicholson Lincoln, 1878, is claimed to be the best surviving example of the builder’s work.

Members are asked to travel independently by car.  Please contact Terry Bennett if you wish to attend.;

Wednesday 30th October 2019 at 7.30pm. St John’s Church, Mickleover DE3 9HD
Organs in Denmark – An audio-visual presentation


In March 2016 David Butterworth organised a mega-tour of Denmark organs for the Nottingham and District Society of Organists. The week-long tour took in choir concerts, recitals, a visit to the Marcussen organ factory and visits to 39 organs, many of which members were able to play. For all participants, travelling the length and breath of the country, this was a memorable tour for its sounds, images, historic locations and above all for opportunities to meet friendly and welcoming Danish musicians.

Denis Littleton and Laurence Rogers will recapture the fascination and amazement of the visits together with the heart-warming community activities encountered in the Danish world of church music. All will be brought back to life with a selection of photographs and video recordings taken on the tour.


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