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2021 Covid 19 Update from our Secretary:
2020 was obviously very largely a year of non-events. We hope to pick up some of the threads this year, though the first couple of months look as if they will be spent in lockdown. In terms of what you may anticipate, the following provisional plans have been drafted:
Tuesday, 26th January 2021: Zoom AGM, linking at 7.00 p.m. for a 7.15 p.m. start – details will be circulated to members by email.
Saturday 20th March 2021: A short recital and demonstration by Miles Quick on the organ of St. Mary Magdalene, Taunton, following its renovation by Michael Farley. As in-person concerts are not yet allowed, this recital can be found online at
Thursday 8th July 2021: The visit to St. Paul’s Church, Honiton, originally scheduled for last September, is planned for Thursday, 8th July in the afternoon. Again, this will depend upon the infection rate, but we are hopeful that a return to some form of normality will be happening by then.
Saturday 6th November 2021: The A.G.M. has been pencilled in for this date, with Paul Hale provisionally booked as guest speaker/recitalist.
Mid-Autumn 2021: At a date and venue to be arranged, and in conjunction with the RSCM, it is hoped to hold an event featuring young musicians. Any young organists will be encouraged to play, and other young singers and instrumentalists will be asked to perform. SOCA members who know of likely youthful performers will be encouraged to invite them.
Nothing else is planned definitely, but such events as the talk on Mendelssohn, a quiz, and an organ crawl around the Chard area have not been forgotten. We look forward to a brighter year than the one which has just passed.
3 Jan 2021, updated 17 March 2021
We aim to offer opportunities for learning, and support for players of all ages, capabilities and interests.
We undertake many and varied activities including:
◊ Workshops with practical guidance at a central venue or at your own church/home
◊ Frequent group visits to try interesting organs or attend recitals/concerts etc.
◊ Social meetings to enjoy food and drink, and share organ music etc
◊ Annual Lunch with guest speaker
◊ Recitals given by amateur and professional musicians
SOCA brings together organists, choir trainers and singers, and others interested in organs, choirs and/or church music.
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