Dear Organ lover

Please help staff events for the IAO at their festival in Peterborough in a couple of weeks. Also: programmes for the next two organ recitals at Stamford. Nigel Stark from Stamford first, and ending on the 27th with the Recital Prizewinner from London Organ Competition for Teenagers, Felix Elliott, who is including his own composition.

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Dates and events in the PDOA annual programme can be downloaded here.

Staffing Needed for Events
As I am sure you are aware, the IAO (President: Steven Grahl) is holding its 2018 festival in Peterborough later this month. It is an exciting event, with many concerts and an organ competition. It would be good to get involved, and they have asked for our help in staffing some events.
If you might be available between 29th July and 2nd August, please help out (free admission to the event included!). I have set up a Google Form: have a look at when help is needed (see below), and please sign up. 

(1) 16:30 on Sunday 29 July. Peterborough Cathedral.
2 people will be required at the cathedral entrance to sell tickets and programmes for the organ recital which starts at 17.30. 2 people also required in the South Transept to assist in setting up tables and wine for the reception at the conclusion of the recital. The reception will take place in the South Transept, or if the weather is reasonable in the cloisters, in which case everything will need to be taken outside. A decision will be made on the day.
(2) 18:00 on Monday 30 July. Peterborough Cathedral.
Concert by Schola Cantorum, which starts at 19.00hrs.
2 people required to sell tickets and programmes.
(3) 12.00 - 14.00 on Thursday 2 August. Open Consoles.
This is an event where by participants are allowed to play at 3 local venues. To ensure an even distribution they have to enter their name on a list at registration which ensures that they do not all start at the same place. 
1 person at each venue; Cathedral, St John's Church, Church Street, PE1 1XB, St Mary's Church New Road PE1 1TT. An overview is need to ensure that each player gets a fair share of time to play.
(4) 18:00 on Thursday 2 August. Peterborough Cathedral  
Organ Competition final, which starts at 19.00.
2 people required to sell tickets and programmes.
If you can't assist with staffing, but want to attend the workshops and concert, day & event tickets are now on sale (until this Thursday (19th)). There is a pdf of the programme here.

Online Booking is here.

Organ Recitals in July 2018

At Stamford All Saints' (Red Lion Square) on Fridays in July @ 1pm, with video projection of the player.Retiring collection for Church Music Fund. Friday is Market Day; expect the town to be busy. Scotgate Car Park is nearest: PE9 2YB.  

Friday 20th July 1pm Nigel Stark

Director of Music, St Mary’s and St Martin’s Stamford

Nigel Stark

Symphony No. 5 William Boyce (1711-1779)
 1. Allegro
 2. Gavotte
 3. Menuet

Prelude, Fugue and Trio in C BWV 545 J S Bach (1685-1750)

Introduction and Passacaglia Walter Alcock (1861-1947)

Andante Cantabile, Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) arr. Stark

Bridal March from 'The Birds of Aristophanes' C H H Parry (1848-1918)

Variations on 'Amazing Grace' Denis Bédard (b. 1950)


Friday 27th July 1pm Felix Elliott

Hampton School, London

Recital Prizewinner, London Organ Competition for Teenagers

Felix Elliott

Bach - 8 kleine Präludien und Fugen: IV. Präludium und Fuge in F BWV 556

Bach - wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645 (Advent chorale)

Hindemith - Sonate II für Orgel: II. ruhig bewegt

Bach - Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich BWV 605 (Christmas chorale)

Takle - Power of Life

Bach - In Dir Ist Freude BWV 615 (New Year chorale)

Boëllman - Suite Gothique, op. 25: VI. Toccata

Bach - Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf BWV 617 (Epiphany chorale)

H. Andriessen - Thema met Variaties voor Orgel

Bach - O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß BWV 622 (Lent chorale)

F. Couperin - Messe à l'usage ordinaire des Paroisses: XIII. Dialogue en trio du Cornet et de la Tierce (Gloria 8e couplet)

Bach - Heut Triumphieret Gottes Sohn BWV 630 (Easter chorale)

Elliott - Toccata and Fugue

Click to see an A4 poster for the series

August Organ Recitals on Thursdays at 1:05pm at St Martin’s, Stamford, start with Stephen Barber on the 16th, and continue on the 23rd and 30th, featuring the Cesar Franck Three Chorales. £5 admission.

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Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October : The 8th Warmington Organ Weekend
A weekend in the lovely countryside beside the River Nene, for a maximum of sixteen students of all ages, with practice and progress under three distinguished tutors. Limited to sixteen students: James Parsons, Anne Marsden-Thomas, and Richard Brasier. Further information and booking details.

Other PDOA events in 2018
Sunday 23rd September at 2.30pm 
Organ Visit to Titchmarsh, to visit the T C Lewis organ, restored by Harrison and Harrison in 2016. (NPOR D01676).
Friday 5th October at 6:45pm
Members’ Reception, prior to the recital by Richard Brasier on the Frobenius organ in Oundle School Chapel (concert start time is 7:30). Read more. Given as part of the 8th Warmington Organ Weekend, Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October. (NPOR D04670). Scroll down for more info about the weekend.
Wednesday 17th October at 6:30 pm
Members’ Recital on the two manual Conacher at Castor, (NPOR N13181), followed by the AGM, and a convivial meal afterwards.

More detailed information can be downloaded here.
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