Events - This Year

Our events currently planned for 2018 are:

Saturday 6th January 2018

At the kind invitaion of Worcestershire Organists' Association, a Lecture-recital/Masterclass on the 'French Romantic Repertoire' by Gerard Brooks, one of the UK's leading exponents of this repertoire, at St Mary's, Kidderminster. Gerard will be using the fine 3 manual 51 stop organ of St Mary's, originally built by William Hill in 1874, and more recently rebuilt by Trevor Tipple in 1998/92. Event commencing at 2pm, and expected to finish around 5pm with coffee/tea and biscuits.

Saturday 13th January 2018

Visit at the invitation of Organist Anthony Newborough, commencing 2pm to Grade 1 listed St Nicolas Parish Church, Nuneaton, to play the substantial 3 manual 55 stop organ, rebuilt by Hill, Norman & Beard in 1951.

Saturday 17th February 2018

Return visit commencing at 11am to Holy Trinity Parish Church, Sutton Coldfield, for a demo by Holy Trinity Organist Bernard Salter of the new 3 manual Allen digital organ being installed as a replacement for the Hill Norman & Beard pipe organ we played on our visit in 2017. This is a joint event with Birmingham Organists' Association, and following the demo, members of both associations will have the opportunity to play the organ. Members have been kindly invited to stay on for a light lunch at 12.30pm.

Saturday 3rd March 2018

Visit commencing at 2pm to St Barnabas, Erdington, for our 2018 AGM, then a masterclass on 'Silent film accompaniment' by Vincent Byrne, followed by an opportunity to play the organ.

Saturday 19th May 2018

Visit commencing at 2pm to Emmanuel, Wylde Green, hosted by Director of Music Richard Mason, who has kindly agreed to give a masterclass on hymn playing, then an opportunity for members to play the superb 3 manual 59 stop Willis organ.

June 2018

Visit being planned, but date and venue yet to be finalised

Saturday 7th July 2018

Members' Recital at All Saints' Church, Four Oaks, for a recital on the fine 4 manual organ, played by a number of members of Lichfield & District Organists' Association. Refreshments will be provided.

Saturday 15th September 2018

Organ crawl in Nottingham. Hope to visit the Albert Hall in the morning to play the magnificent 4 manual Binns organ, followed by a visit to St Barnabas Cathedral at 12.30pm to play the 3 manual 43 stop Hill Norman & Beard organ, then on to St Mary's for 3pm, home to a superb 2 manual 25 stop Marcussen organ.

Saturday 17th November 2018

Visit to St Mary's, Stafford, commencing at 1.30pm to play the 3 manual 25 stop Hill Norman & Beard organ, followed by a possible further visit to another nearby church when confirmed.

Other events being planned for 2018

President's Evening at Lichfield Cathedral, and Annual Dinner at local hostelry.