Dear Organ lover

Here is news of the next PDOA event: on Sunday 21st May at Peterborough: a playing visit to Peterborough Cathedral after Evensong, which I hope you might be able to attend. Also, details of organ improvements and concerts in the area. Please read on ... WOW is back!

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Sunday 21st May

Peterborough Cathedral Playing Visit

An opportunity for members to play the newly refurbished and re-tuned organ (console pictured with Steven Grahl).

The visit takes place after Evensong. The best things to do would be to attend Evensong at 3:30 (or come along about 4:30). NB the cathedral doors will be locked shortly after the service.

Please bring music to play, if you would like: and let me know if you are coming.

P.S. Don't forget the Cathedral's Summer Music Festival of Choral and Organ Music - opening recital by David Briggs.
Non-members are welcome to attend: we make a charge to non-members for our events.

Saturday 24th June
Organ Crawl

A playing opportunity at St Guthlac Market Deeping and Bourne Abbey. Peter Davies is curating.

Friday 7th July
Organ recital
James Bowstead, the Organ Scholar at Peterborough Cathedral, gives a concert at 1pm at Stamford All Saints'.

Saturday 23rd September 
Organ Crawl

Curated by Stephen Barber. Bulwick (dedicated to St Nicholas with a two manual Holditch, NPOR N03485) at 2pm and Kings Cliffe (dedicated to All Saints, NPOR D01670) at 3.30pm.
(Previously advertised on the 16th September)

Wednesday 4th October
Recital by Fergus Black 
Music by local composers including Beechey, Spratley, Thompson, Gower and Hansell at Stamford All Saints'. Followed by the AGM  and a convival meal at The Crown. 

The Seventh Warmington Organ Weekend
13-15 October 2017

Limited to 12 students, with three tutors: James Parsons, Daniel Moult and Steven Grahl. With such a large amount of actual playing, your improvement will be noticeable! It is a great opportunity on our doorstep - only £135, including membership of The Organ Club. The organiser is John Miley, one of our members.

Details and Application Form here.

Denman organ at Great Gidding

On Friday 19th May, José Hopkins (Ely Diocesan Organ Advisor) will give a short talk about the organ builder, Denman of York. Afterwards, one of our members, Stephen Barber will give a recital to display the work done.

The evening starts at 7.30pm and admission will be free. There will be a retiring collection. and light refreshments will be available.

This is to celebrate what might be termed "the completion" of the instrument. The work - being carried out by E J Johnson & Son (Cambridge) Ltd - has three elements:
  • provision of the missing bottom 12 notes of the Swell Oboe, using full length Bassoon pipes
  • a new coupler mechanism, including a Swell to Pedal coupler - never previously installed
  • restoration of the Great Viola di Gamba rank, including new pipework

St John's Peterborough

Peek behind the curtain: repairs are nearly finished.

It used to look like this:

David Lovell Brown gives the opening recital on Tuesday 13th June at 1pm.

Organ Recitals on the Frobenius in Oundle School Chapel 

Sunday 14th May, at 5pm

Nigel Allcoat, pictured, Oundle’s organ teacher offers the second organ recital, delivering a programme of choice and incorporating some extemporisation that is bound to excite.

All welcome, no tickets required.

As part of the WOW weekend: James Parsons on the evening of Friday 13th October at 

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