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Dear Organ lover

Please find news in the following email about PDOA events, and organ recitals in the area.

FERGUS BLACK, Chairman
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Pep up your playing


We are delighted to announce that the distinguished organist James Parsons is offering six PDOA members a free organ lesson.


WHEN? Wednesday 24th July
WHERE? on the newly re-conditioned organ at Fotheringhay 

You will need to bring two contrasting pieces to play, and a notebook. Lessons are at various times during the day, and last about 50 minutes.

For non-members, the cost of lesson is £60.


If you would like to take us up on this, please drop an email to the secretary, by clicking on the button below.
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James Parsons, for many years a familiar face in music and organ education, is one of the organ's most articulate advocates.

Recently Head of Student Development at the Royal College of Organists, he is recognised as a distinguished international concert organist, and as one of the UK's foremost organ teachers.

As Organist, then Director of Music, at Oundle School, he was for twenty-five years Founder-Director of Oundle for Organists, hosted by Oundle International Festival (which he launched in 1985). James has enjoyed the privilege of opening doors for hundreds of young organists through Oundle's and RCO's inspirational courses.

See his web site for even more info.
Other PDOA events coming up
(Please check for confirmation)
Saturday 14th September
Morning visit to Burghley House and the Holdich at Easton on the Hill.

Wednesday 16th October at 6pm
Recital and AGM for the local organists’ association at St Andrews' Ufford, followed by a convivial meal at the White Hart (to warm up).

David Hill's concert at Peterborough Cathedral has been postponed to 2020 to coincide with the release of his CD on the Cathedral organ.
Concerts in Stamford

Summer ORGAN RECITALS in Stamford All Saints

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. Free admission with retiring collection.

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Supported by the Peterborough and District Organists’ Association

Friday 5th July 1pm Felix Elliott

Hampton School, London

Recital Prizewinner, London Organ Competition for Teenagers, 2017

Felix Elliott

Programme: The Power of Life and the Wisdom of JS Bach


Friday 12th July 1pm Fergus Black

Director of Music, Stamford All Saints’.

Fergus Black

Programme: “The Dance”

in honour of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Thoinot Arbeau, the author of Orchésographie, a study of late sixteenth-century French Renaissance social dance.


Friday 19th July 1pm Fr Bruce Burbidge

Oscott College, Birmingham.

Fr. Bruce Burbidge

Programme: The Best of British


Friday 26th July 1pm Stephen Barber

Stephen Barber

Programme: “Organ Music from Five Countries”

Concerts in Fotheringhay


(click on image to see a pdf at A4)

Sunday 30 June at 11.45am 
Charles Wooler
Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn and Bonbons

Sunday 7 July at 11.45am
George Parsons 
Gibbons, Stanley, Bach, Fauré, Oortmerssen and Macmillan

Sunday 21 July at 11.45am 
William Saunders
Handel, Hollins and Saint-Saens Organ Symphony Finale

Free admission - realistic appreciative retiring donations invited of a fiver or more.

Concert in AUGUST
11th August: Nigel Ogdon at Burtey Fen. 2:30 on a Sunday afternoon. Perfect.
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