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2020 programme


with James Parsons

James invites students and friends for an ORGAN INSPIRATION DAY

at St Mary’s and All Saints’, Fotheringhay PE8 5HZ

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2020 (10am to 5pm)

play to each other –

  • share new repertoire that you’ve been learning during lockdown or wish to tackle
  • re-experience the pleasure of making music with pipes rather than chips
  • play other excellent organs in the area
socialise and reconnect


because of anti-COVID requirements, it is essential please to notify wish to attend. Click Here to e-mail James.

20th ANNIVERSARY RECITAL on the Fotheringhay organ

JAMES PARSONS plays the organ, made in 2000 by Vincent Woodstock, and refettled 2019 by Richard Bower


music by Buxtehude, Bach, Gibbons, Mendelssohn, Parry, Macmillan

because of anti-COVID requirements, it is essential please to notify intention to come. Click Here to e-mail James.

Saturday 15th February – Organ Recital at Kimbolton

The Tiffany Window at Kimbolton

Informal Organ Recital at St. Andrew’s Church, Kimbolton

Saturday 15th February 2020, 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Members of the Northampton & District Organists’ Association will be giving an informal Organ Recital on Saturday afternoon, 15th February, 2020, at St. Andrew’s Church, Kimbolton (organ by George Osmond, NPOR D04186). Parishioners and lovers of the organ in the Kimbolton area are invited. Parents and friends of performers and members are also welcome, and light refreshments will be provided.
Entry is free but there will be a box for donations.

The recital will include members’ own compositions and improvisations, and an introductory talk by Robert Tucker, the Director of Music.

Notice to perform is needed. Practice times during the morning of 15th February, or earlier, can be booked, as can lunch at the New Sun Inn at 20 High Street. For more details and to book a practice or performance slot or lunch, please contact John Wilson, President of NDOA at email, 01536 518941.

The church address is Thrapston Road, Kimbolton, Cambs. PE28 0AE – 7 miles west of St Neots on the B645. The church has the only Tiffany window in the UK, of which there are many photos online.

Saturday 28th March – Organ Recital in Peterborough

Anna Lapwood at the organ of Pembroke College Cambridge

Organ Recital at 7.30pm by Anna Lapwood at St John’s, Peterborough,

Saturday 28th March 2020 at 7:30pm

(Pembroke College, Cambridge And BBC Radio Cambs)

Organist Anna Lapwood presents an evening of music on the newly restored Harrison & Harrison organ.

Promoted By Peterborough St John's. See poster for details.

2019 programme

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Fergus Black at the organ of Burghley House

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

Registration of Ufford (Kenneth Tickell)


Saturday 14th September 2019

Fergus Black at the organ of Burghley House

Morning visit to Burghley House and the Holdich at Easton on the Hill.

2018 programme

Saturday 19th May, 2.30pm at Bourne Abbey
Recital by Stanley Godfrey, Assistant Organist at Bourne Abbey. (NPOR D03976) The programme is available to download here.

Friday 6th July, 1pm at All Saints Stamford
Recital by Fr. Bruce Burbidge, Oscott College, Birmingham: “Preludes, Toccatas and Fugues”. (NPOR N14342)
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).

Sunday 23rd September, Titchmarsh
[caption id="attachment_151" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Lewis at Titchmarsh[/caption]
Organ Visit to Titchmarsh, to visit the T C Lewis organ, restored by Harrison and Harrison in 2016. (NPOR D01676)

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th October
[caption id="attachment_150" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Richard Brasier in recital[/caption]
The 8th Warmington Organ Weekend
Members' Reception prior to the recital by Richard Brasier on Friday 5th October at 6:45pm. On the Frobenius organ in Oundle School Chapel. (concert start time is 7:30). (NPOR D04670)

Wednesday 17th October, 6.30pm at Castor
[caption id="attachment_149" align="aligncenter" width="300"] St Kyneburgh, Castor for our AGM[/caption]
Organ Members’ Recital on the two manual Conacher at Castor, (NPOR N13181), followed by the AGM, and a convivial meal afterwards.

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