Essex Organists’ Association
for Organists and Organ Enthusiasts


​Formerly the Chelmsford and District Organists' Association
Affiliated to The Incorporated Association of Organists

Forthcoming events


EOA events


Five English Exiles in Belgium

Saturday 16th September 2017 (2-5pm). St Theresa's Church, Lexden. Between 1580 and 1630, a number of English keyboard composers left England to live and work on the continent (most commonly the Spanish Netherlands - now Belgium), for some surprising reasons. In this lecture-recital, Richard Overill will tell the stories of Peter Philips, John Bull, William Browne, Richard Dering and High Facy, performing some of their compositions and those of their continental contemporaries Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Pieter Cornet and Abraham van den Kerkhoven. Refreshments will be available.

Richard Overill is an early keyboard music enthusiast, specialising in English music from the period 1520-1770. He has had an article on the Chayre Organ published in the BIOS reporter.

£8 entry


Martin Luther, the Reformation and Liturgical Music in Germany

Tuesday 31st October 2017 (7.30-9pm). St Laurence Parish Church, Upminster In collaboration with the EDOA and CLESO, Richard Brasier and Tom Bell will present a lecture-recital on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Reformation, where they will discuss its influence on liturgical music in Germany. The evening will include pre-reformation and post-reformation musical examples, and an Orgelbüchlein project world-premiere. Refreshments will be available before and after.

£5 entry (includes a glass of wine or soft drink)

Visit to organs in Colchester

Saturday 11th November 2017 (10.30am-5pm). Plans are still falling into place for this event, but the day will include a visit to Colchester's Moot Hall.

£8 Active participation

£5 Observers

Non-EOA events

Concerts at St Laurence Parish Church, Upminster


Summer organ recitals here.

Summer organ recitals at St Peter ad Vincula, Coggeshall

Details here.

Lunchtime concerts at Chelmsford Cathedral

Details here.

Lunchtime concerts at Brentwood Cathedral

Details here.

Lunchtime concerts at Moot Hall, Colchester

Details here.

Recitals at St Andrew's, Enfield.

Details here.

Organ recital at St Andrews, Halstead.

William Janssen presents an organ recital on the Father Willis organ of St. Andrews, Halstead on Saturday 5th August 2017, starting at 7.30pm

Under the title 'By Arrangement' the program will feature some famous
music from the opera and orchestral repertoire in arrangements for
organ. Music by Wagner, Sullivan (Overture to the Pirates of Penzance),
Delius, Bizet, Handel and Elgar (selection from the Eningma Variations
will be performed on the fine Father Willis organ.


Admittance is by £6 ticket and is in support of the Friends of St.
Andrew's Church (see also their website). There will be refreshments
served in the interval.