Sat 16th July – All day visit to see, hear, and play organs in Gorleston & Lowestoft in Suffolk - a joint visit with The Organ Club
With the news of lessening Covid restrictions we hope that our events from August onwards will be live events where we can fully resume meeting in person.
As we begin to meet again together, there may be members who would like to join us but have transport difficulties. If this is the case for you, please do email the Association at email@example.com so that we can try to put you in touch with members attending events who may be able to help you with this.
We are delighted to be joining with The Organ Club for a joint visit to Gorleston & Lowestoft to see, hear and play 4 very interesting organs. EOA Committee member Andrew Stevens is on The Organ Club committee, and we thank him for the idea of a joint visit. The schedule and preliminary organ details is as follows:
- 10:45am St Andrew’s Church, Church Road Gorleston, NR31 6LR - 3 manual & pedal Norman & Beard 1904, originally in St John’s Lowestoft before being dismantled and taken to Norwich R.C. Cathedral where it was never erected but was sold on to St Andrew’s Gorleston and installed there in 1979 by Wood Wordsworth.
- 12:30pm St John the Baptist, Church Lane, Lound, NR32 5LR - 2 manual & pedal Harrison & Harrison, 1913, recently overhauled by Boggis of Diss for which organ club President, Paul Hale, was advisor and who will talk about the recent works. The case is by Sir Ninian Comper.
- 2.30pm Our Lady Star of the Seas RC Church, Gordon Road, Lowestoft NR32 1NL - 3 manual & pedal Norman & Beard 1900 untouched.
- 5pm St Peter and St John Church, Rectory Road, Kirkley NR33 0ED - 4 manual & pedal – originally 2 manual & pedals Brindley and Foster 1881 enlarged to 4 manuals in the 1890s by Norman & Beard.
More information in the next newsletter, but travel will be by members’ cars – do consider car sharing for this trip – if you have a free space or spaces and are happy to give lifts between venues, please do let Andrew Stevens know as there may be some on the visit getting the train who would be glad of a lift around the churches. The cost of the day will be £10 payable by cash or card on the day please, not by BACs on this occasion, as The Organ Club will be handling all the finances for this trip. Please do book your place as soon as possible on this trip by emailing Andrew Stevens, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other EOA events in the pipeline for 2022 and 2023 for your diaries include:
- Sat 6th August – Summer Party at Ridgewell
- Mid-week in September Possible extended visit to organs in an English city Sat
- 1st or 15th October All day visit to organs near Great Bentley & St Osyth
Plans for 2023 include our rescheduled Extended visit to Paris and a joint organ day in Chelmsford Cathedral with members of the other Associations in our region.
Events Promoted by Members
As we are gradually beginning to return to more active lives, please do remember to send your contributions to the list of organ recitals and concerts that you or your church are going to perform. With restrictions on the uses of churches being gradually lifted, it would be good if we can offer albeit a small number of organ recitals and related events to members and beyond through our website. Please send these to the EOA email address which is: email@example.com .
Tuesday 12th July 2022 at 1pm, Moot Hall, Colchester
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IAO Festival Friday 22nd – Tuesday 26th July 2022 in Edinburgh
Festival Invitation | The Incorporated Association of Organists (iao.org.uk)
RCO Summer Course - Monday 1st to Saturday 6th August