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Dear Organ lover

Organ Recital dates for your diary: Saturday 19th May for Stanley Godfrey's Recital. Friday lunchtimes in July in Stamford. 

FERGUS BLACK, Chairman
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Dates and events in the PDOA annual programme can be downloaded here.
PDOA 2018 programme
Our next event - Organ Recital at Bourne
Saturday 19th May at 2:30pm
Organ Recital at Bourne Abbey by Stanley Godfrey, Assistant Organist at Bourne Abbey (NPOR D03976).



PROGRAMME:
 
William MATHIAS (1934-1992) – Fanfare
Dieterich BUXTEHUDE (c.1637-1707) – Canzona in D minor BuxWV 168
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) – O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß BWV 62
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) – Prelude in E major BWV 566
Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963) – Sonata II for Organ (excerpt)
ii. Ruhig bewegt
iii. Fuge: Mäßig bewegt, heiter
Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) – Sonata No. 2 Op. 65, 2ndmovement
Sigfrid KARG-ELERT (1877-1933) – Chorale Improvisation on ‘Nun danket alle Gott’
Percy WHITLOCK (1903-1946) – Fidelis, No. 3 from ‘Four Extemporisations’
Einar Traerup SARK (1921-2005) – Toccata Primi Toni
 
BIOGRAPHY:
 
Originally a chorister at Bourne Abbey Church, Stanley Godfrey became the Organ Scholar at the age of 11 in 2012. Having previously studied piano (in which he achieved Grade 8 in 2016) at the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire, he began his organ studies with John Saunders, alongside a weekly commitment to services at the Abbey. Being appointed Assistant Organist in 2016, he later began studying organ under Robert Gower, passing his organ Grade 8 exam with distinction in December 2017.
 
Now working towards his ARCO examination next year, alongside his A Level examinations and university application, Stanley is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead for him!

  
Other PDOA events in 2018
Friday 6th July at 1pm
Organ Recital at All Saints, Stamford (NPOR N14342) by Bruce Burbidge. Read more.

Preliminary details of other Friday lunchtime concerts in July in Stamford are here.
Fergus Black 13th July • Nigel Stark 20th • Felix Elliott 27th - all at 1pm
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.
OTHER DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sunday 29th July – Thursday 2nd August
The Incorporated Association of Organists (IAO), to which PDOA is affiliated, is holding its 2018 Music Festival in Peterborough, where its President, Steven Grahl, is Cathedral Organist (for a little longer). Tickets and booking are now available. Further information. The IAO has asked for our help in stewarding some events - more details nearer the time.

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.

Hauptwerk in Church, Stamford - REPORT
Sunday April 15th at 3pm at St Martin’s Stamford

About 12 members and guests attended Nigel Stark's informative and interesting demonstration on Hauptwerk in church, with the Magnus console currently in situ, next to the Bevington pipe organ.

Nigel, the Managing Director of Hauptwerk Systems UK demonstrated Cavaillé Coll and Rosales HW organs, with insights and advice garnered from many years experience: for example, the need to use dry samples in church, since wet samples in a reverberant acoustic tend make the organ sound distant. Also, the importance of both the quality and quantity of speakers.

His demonstrations were of an excellent standard, as he switched between instruments. Those attending had an opportunity to play, which they took full advantage of.
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