Join the IAO
Joining the IAO couldn’t be easier or more rewarding. There are basically two ways to do this.
1. If you know a local Society near you and would like to join them, you can find the contact details by clicking on the map
2. Alternatively, why not subscribe to Organists’ Review and join the Central Society of Organists (unless you already belong to a local Association) for just £3 p.a., when we will be happy to discuss your particular needs with you and to enrol you with a local Society of choice and save you money on your Organists’ Review subscription?
It’s as easy as that, but in case of difficulty please contact:
The General Secretary
13 St Flora's Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex. BN17 6BD
Tel: 01903 725002
Benefits of Membership
John Scott, Honorary Vice President and past President of the IAO, summed it all up in four words, Excellence, Education, Enjoyment and Cameraderie. As our picture of IAO members at the Klais Organ Works in Bonn during the IAO 2006 Cologne Congress shows, it’s not all about wind pressures, diapasons and dusty organ lofts. It’s not even an all male or an old person’s province. What it is about is the love and the enjoyment of music with particular, but not exclusive reference to the organ. Our Society includes and welcomes members of both sexes and all ages from under 19 to over 90 and our youngest members are certainly under 15. All that you need is to have a love of the organ and of its music. Through our events we and our affiliated associations will provde the rest.
IAO Events, Publications & Activities
Annual Residential Congresses
The IAO Organists’ Congress is a celebration of the organ and its music. It is an annual occurrence, held in selected venues in the UK and abroad where there is a range of fine instruments and where a range of events are carried out. These typically range from celebrity recitals and master classes to talks, demonstrations, seminars, visits to historic buildings and social functions.
If the thought of being among strangers puts you off, remember that usually about a quarter of the delegates are ‘first-timers’. By the end of the first day you will have started to make new friends: by the end of Congress you will be looking forward to the next one.
London Organ Day
An annual event visiting prestigious venues in the Capital with top class artists from home and abroad presenting concerts, recitals and Masterclasses.
Regional Organ Days
Events which visit different towns and cities in the country each year, with artists mostly from the region presenting Concerts, Workshops, Demonstrations and Recitals.
Described by our President, David Hill, as a “great read” OR is widely acknowledged as being the leading magazine for organists and indeed for anyone with an interest in the organ and its music.
These include Charitable Funds and Scholarships Recruitment Incentives, Public Liability Insurance, access to a wealth of experience in organ matters and much more.
Get preferential rates at all our events and make sure that you don’t miss out on all the latest information and the interesting, entertaining and educational articles in our top class journal by joining the IAO and signing up for your copy of OR now.
Page Updated: Saturday, November 24, 2012
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