Our Calendar

2019


CONFIRMED & PROPOSED DATES FOR 2019  – further details / confirmation will be added when available


Sat 23rd March 2019

VISIT TO BUCKFAST ABBEY AND WILLIAM DRAKE WORKSHOPS

A superb opportunity to visit and play the new Ruffatti organ in Buckfast Abbey.
Meet at the Abbey between 9.00 and 9.30am, the organ will available to us between 9.30 and 11.30am.
Hosted by the organist there David Davies
Please come along even if you just want to listen.
Visit to the William Drake workshops and John Loosemore centre in Buckfastleigh at approx 1.00 pm after a bite in the restaurant at the Abbey.
Wm Drake are specialists in historic organ restoration and are also appointed by H M The Queen.
The timimg of our visit will be week before they start dismantling the new organ which is to be installed in Chelsea Old Church. There will therefore be a lot to see.
Please advise the Secretary if you are attending this event in order that we can inform our host of the number attending.  
dejonsix@aol.com
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Wed 1st May 2019

A day visit to Michael Farley Organ Builders, and East Devon Organs

Further details in due course.

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Wed 22nd May 2019

A talk/discussion “Coping with Performance Nerves”

at the home of SOCA Member Hilary Shaw

time tba

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Tues 2nd July 2019 from 7 pm

Come and play the organ at St Mary’s Bridgwater

Bring a simple piece to share with other members and enjoy a buffet supper

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Sat 7th September 2019

Visit to interesting East Somerset organs

Further details in due course

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Sun 20th October 2019 – at 3 pm (followed by tea)

St Mary Magdalene Church, Church Square, Taunton TA1 1SA

James Lancelot (formerly Director of Music, Durham Cathedral)

Recital in celebration of the renovated Father Willis organ

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Saturday 23rd November 2019 at 3 pm (followed by tea)

St Mary Magdalene Church, Church Square, Taunton TA1 1SA

Andrew Millington (formerly Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral)

Lecture Recital on Elgar

In this lecture/recital Andrew will explore both the organ works and transcriptions of Edward Elgar, and his affinity with this music following his upbringing in the Malvern area. The talk will be illustrated using the newly renovated Father Willis organ in St Mary Magdalene Church
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AUTUMN:  A visit to the historic church in Hemmington St Mary, E Somerset

(NB This list is regularly updated as things progress, we have more events in the pipeline, dates tbc!)