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.

Tony Dunn attended the Royal College of Organists Study Day at Royal Hospital School last Saturday afternoon with James Davy, who is about to leave Chelmsford Cathedral as Organist and Master of the Choristers after dedicating eleven years to leading the musical life of the Cathedral. Unfortunately we seemed to be unaware of this very worthwhile event which Tony found to be a most enjoyable experience with three other participants. Tony and Edward Allen, Director of Music at RHS would like you to know that more occasions are in the diary:

The next RCO Study Day and Recital will start at 2pm on Saturday 27 January 2024 with Edmund Aldhouse who will explore the art of liturgical improvisation. Edmund is Director of Music at Ely Cathedral. Organ recital at 4.30pm

And if you are unable to be at that one then looking further ahead . . .Nicolas Danks, Director of Studies and Director of Music at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge will lead another RCO Study Day and give a recital on Saturday 21 September 2024.

We welcome Fiona Bodmer as a new member who lives in Great Bentley. She is being asked to rehome an 1780 Harris house organ. The church are not charging for this but if you are interested you would have to arrange collection. It is 9ft high, 5ft wide and 3ft deep. For more information her email address is fibo12331@gmail.com

Andrew Garfath-Cox Hon. Web Administrator and a Past President