Essex Organists’ Association
for Organists and Organ Enthusiasts
Formerly the Chelmsford and District Organists' Association
Affiliated to The Incorporated Association of Organists
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.
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.
Martin Luther, the Reformation and Liturgical Music in Germany
Visit to organs in ColchesterSaturday 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.
Summer organ recitals here.