Our Calendar

2019


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


Wednesday 1st May 2019

Visit to Michael Farley’s Organ Workshop in Colaton Raleigh and to three of his local instruments (Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary)

Provisional Programme

10.30 am           meet at St Peter’s Church, Budleigh Salterton (tbc) (satnav EX9 6LS)

11.30 on           Michael Farley Organbuilders’ Workshop

Units 5 and 6, The Old Sawmills, Colaton Raleigh (Nr Sidmouth), EX10 0HP.

1 pm                Lunch at The Bowd Inn near Sidmouth EX10 0ND

2.30 pm           Sidmouth Parish Church EX10 8LG

 4 pm on         Ottery St Mary Parish Church EX11 1DQ

Michael has also kindly invited us for a cup of tea

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 22nd May 2019 at 7 pm

A talk/discussion “Coping with Performance Nerves”

at the home of SOCA Member Hilary Shaw

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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Tues 2nd July 2019 7 pm

St. Mary’s Church, Bridgwater

Play the organ?    What…………..me?

 Yes, you! Church organists are becoming hard to find. Anyone who has some ability on the piano – say, grade 4 or 5 – may well have something to offer to sustain music in village churches. Your chance to find out if you can help is coming soon, organised by S.O.C.A. – Somerset Organists and Choirs Association.

In an informal atmosphere, some of the mystery surrounding the pipe organ will be lifted. You’ll get an idea of how it works, and start to learn how to get the best out of it. Bring a piece of piano music with you to see how it transfers. There will be refreshments, so it will help with catering if you reply. jbodiley@hotmail.co.uk

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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!)