Essex Organists’ Association
for Organists and Organ Enthusiasts

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

Forthcoming events

Improvisation Workshop

Saturday 13th October 2018 (11am-5pm). Croydon Minster.
We are looking forward to this excellent opportunity to visit a newly rebuilt organ and experience teaching from a master of improvisation during this all-day visit to Croydon Minster, including the chance to take part in an afternoon Workshop on improvisation, led by Ronny Krippner, Director of Music at the church, along with a morning visit to the church for all members to play the newly rebuilt 4 manual & pedal 58 stop Hill and other organs.

The schedule for the day is:
11am – 1 pm – Playing time for members at Croydon Minster.
2pm – 5pm - Improvisation Workshop with Ronny Krippner (5 players).

Costs will be £8 for players and £5 for non-players which includes observing the afternoon session. The 5 players chosen to play in the Masterclass will be charged an additional £5 for this, which is a great opportunity and there are still spaces available for the masterclass.

Please contact Richard Brasier at as soon as possible if you would like to join the trip to Croydon and particularly if you would like to be considered to play in the Improvisation Workshop. Transport will be by public transport or in members’ cars, please do ask Richard about that if you would like help with this.

*The same fees will apply for the morning playing session at the Minster.

EOA membership composite recital

Saturday 10th November 2018. St Mary's Parish Church, Shenfield. We conclude our activities for the year with a composite recital featuring members of the EOA. This will be a great opportunity for the membership to come together, to perform in a relaxed and supportive environment. Refreshments will be provided for what should be a festive occasion!

Non-EOA Events

Events Promoted by Members

Wednesday 17th October 1pm - Brentwood RC Cathedral
Graham Thorpe (Brompton Oratory)

Wednesday 17th October 12.30pm – St Albans Cathedral
Stephen King (Brentwood Cathedral) – inc. music by Howells, Wolstenholme

Thursday 18th October 1.05pm – St Laurence Church, Upminster
Jonathan Allsopp (Westminster Cathedral)

Saturday 20th October 7.30pm – St Botolph’s Church, Colchester
A rare chance to hear Poulenc’s Organ Concerto and Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3 in the same programme, with Philip Scriven (Organ) & Colchester Symphony Orchestra.

Thursday 1st November 1.05pm – St Laurence Church, Upminster
Richard Brasier (St Laurence Church, Upminster)

Friday 2nd November 1230pm – Chelmsford Cathedral
Richard Brasier (St Laurence Church, Upminster)

Saturday 3rd November 4pm – Thaxted Parish Church
Philip Sawyer plays the historic Lincoln Organ

Monday 5th November 12.30pm – Royal Hospital School, Holbrook
Jonathan Lilley (Waltham Abbey Church)

Wednesday 21st November 1pm – Brentwood Cathedral
Samuel Ali (Royal College of Music)