Monday 4th February 2019 at 7.30 pm – St Matthew’s, Darley Abbey

‘Women and the Organ’ – Talk by Margaret Eades.

Margaret Eades will talk about the significant role women have played throughout history as performers, educators and composers of organ music. Her presentation will be illustrated with photos, CDs and DVD video extracts.
Saturday 16th March 2019 – St Matthew’s, Darley Abbey

Extemporisation – Talk
and Demonstration
by Nigel Allcoat

Nigel allcoat has held teaching posts at the Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Dresden, the St Petersburg Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Music in London. He writes articles, especially on Improvisation and French Baroque organ music.
Wednesday 10th April

Visit to Melton Mowbray Parish Church

This is a Joint visit with Nottingham Association. The organ at Melton dates from 1832 but has had successive alterations and renovations in the 20th Century. In 2017 the organ was part of a massive reordering project in the church and a full refurbishment and extension of the organ was undertaken by the Nottingham firm of Henry Groves & Son. The organ now has 69 speaking stops, and a full modern complement of controls.
In 2010 the instrument was dedicated as the Sir Malcolm Sargent Memorial Organ in memory of his time at St Mary’s 1914-1924.
Tuesday 14th May 2019 7.00 for 7.30 pm – Horsley Lodge,
Smalley Mill Rd, DE21 5BL

Annual Dinner – Guest speaker: Colin Walsh

Colin Walsh has played many recitals in many venues in England, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA. The Telegraph once described Colin as “one of Europe’s finest church organists”. Since January 2003 he has been Organist Laureate of Lincoln Cathedral.

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