CANCELLED – Tuesday, 28th April, Evening Visit
Evening visit to St Edmund`s, Allestree 7pm

St Edmund`s Organ, Allestree






There are two small organs to view: the Compton Miniatura, which lives in the church hall and the two manual 24 stop church organ by Wood of Huddersfield installed in 1977.

We shall start in the church Hall at 7pm where it is hoped that David Redfern will be on hand to demonstrate the organ. The Miniatura was a small extension organ of two ranks, usually flute and diapason, from which a number of pitches are drawn.

At 7.45pm we will transfer to the church to sample the Wood organ. This Neo Baroque instrument is capable of leading a full church and boasts a selection of mutations and mixtures and trumpet rank which extends to 16` on the pedal. There are 365 pipes and four ranks from the four ranks, Pedal Bourdon, Diapason, Stopped Flute and trumpet.

Mike Thompson and Simon Tipping completed work on the organ last year, replacing old keyboards and reworking the stop layout and piston capture system. Two blowers were also moved out of the case for more accessible maintenance.

POSTPONED – Saturday, 13th June, Visit to Organs in Lincoln

Visit to St Peter and St Paul RC Church and Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral









Meet at 3pm at Church of St Peter and St Paul, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln LN6 7RB. Opportunity for members to play the 2 manual Nigel Church organ.

This organ was installed in May, 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of the church`s opening. It was originally in Hucknall, then Sedburgh School. David Butterworth recommended the purchase of this instrument and was one of several celebrity organists to give a recital that year. The two manual organ has a rich variety of tone and a magnificent tutti.

5.30pm Attend Choral Evensong at Lincoln Cathedral, Priory Gate, Lincoln LN2 1PL.

6.15- 7.15pm Opportunity for members to meet Colin Walsh and play the Cathedral Organ.

Colin Walsh, whom members will remember was our guest speaker at the annual dinner last year, described this instrument as “The Mighty Willis” This fine 4 manual organ is an example of the work of “Father” Henry Willis and was built in 1898. It has been restored since by Harrison and Harrison in 1998.


(POSTPONED) – Tuesday, 7th July, talk by Richard Brice on Rene Becker at St Peter`s Belper

Monday, 28th September, Seminar on “Organ Practice” led by Dr Tom Corfield at St Matthew`s Darley Abbey.

Saturday, 17th October, Association Lunch, Horsley Lodge

Monday, 16th November, AGM and Chairman`s Evening.

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