Our Calendar

 

2018



CONFIRMED
& PROPOSED DATES FOR 2018  – further details / confirmation will be added when available


For further details please contact us using the reply form below, or other contacts as given for specific events.

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Sunday 28th January 2018 at 11.30 am
St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton

Organic Appetiser – Andrew Carter
The Pedal Ophicleide

The monthly Organic Appetisers are intended as a foretaste of the glory of our Father Willis organ after he has been fully renovated next year.  Following the morning service (and a suitable pause for coffee etc) one of the organists of St Mary Magdalene Church will present a short demonstration and talk about an aspect of the organ, and then play a short piece which particularly features this aspect of Father Willis.  To accompany the talk and demonstration (which lasts 15-20 minutes) a delicious canapé will be served, lovingly created by some of the culinary experts in the St Mary Magdalene choir.  This can thus all lead seamlessly into Sunday lunch…

Admission is free (including the canapés and a souvenir programme) and there will be a retiring collection for the organ renovation fund.

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Sunday 25th February 2018 at 11.30 am
St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton

Organic Appetiser – John Bodiley
The organ’s ability to sustain, pointing out differences with other keyboard instruments
Le Banquet Céleste – Messiaen

(other details as for 28th January above)

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Saturday 24th March 2018
St George’s RC Church, Taunton

RSCM Come and Sing with Paul Inwood

Come and enjoy a day’s singing and learning with this inspirational composer and director!

For further details / booking please contact Jerry King tel. 01278 662597
email:  jerry@king14.demon.co.uk

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Saturday 14th April 2018
St John’s Church, Park Street, Taunton  TA1 4DG

Aspiring Organists Day with Rosemary Field

Rosemary Field, the Deputy Director of the RSCM, will lead a day for those who would like to know more about the organ and to learn or develop playing skills.  This will be inspirational both for the novice and the more seasoned musician.

The day will be held at St John’s Church, Taunton.  We will use the recently refurbished Father Willis organ.  Hot refreshments will be served at lunchtime.

Exact timings to be confirmed – further details from Jerry King tel. 01278 662597
email:  jerry@king14.demon.co.uk

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

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