A warm welcome to our Association

Whether you love listening to this fabulous instrument or enjoy playing it, we welcome you to join us, the Suffolk Organists' Association. Each year we publish a Journal. We offer opportunities to visit churches throughout the county and further afield, recitals and lectures. We offer bursaries and advice to those of any age who would like to advance their abilities with the instrument.

It is with much sadness that we record the death of our Council Member, Michael Simmonds. His funeral was at St. Mary's, Ardleigh at 2pm. on Thursday 1 June. The service had been prepared by Michael and the organist was SOA member and former President, Peter Crompton. A number of members of SOA were present in a packed church.

Details of up-coming events can be found in the 2017-2018 CALENDAR. Please note: ‘Our Hon. General Secretary’s email address is s.hogger1@ntworld.com. Sorry if anybody has been failing to make contact with him. Thank you. Martin Ellis, President’ Money collected on the day’.

It will be of interest to members that in the series of recitals at St. Mary-le Tower this summer season, many of them are being performed by our members of SOA, William Baldry, John Cooper, Martin Ellis and Nicholas Freestone.

  • 17.6.2017 William Baldry Organist St Mary-le-Tower (part of Festival of Liturgy and Music)
  • 20.6.2017 John Cooper Organist Emeritus St Mary-le-Tower
  • 4.7.2017 Alessandro Bianchi Organist of the St. Edward’s Anglican Church in Lugano.
  • 1.8.2017 Martin Ellis
  • 22.8.2017 Nick Freestone Organ Scholar-elect St Paul's Cathedral
  • 17.10.2017 Steven Grahl Organist Peterborough Cathedral

Andrew Garfath-Cox Webmaster and Past President