Links

The following selected contacts and links to useful websites are provided for your information and convenience:


Association Members willing to provide deputising services

Some members of Lichfield & District Organists' Association are willing to offer local organ playing services for Sunday services, weddings and funerals. Contact the members listed below directly if you require an organist to deputise:

Tony White (Alrewas based). Limited availability on Sundays. E-mail: [email protected]

Paul E Geoghegan (Penkridge based). E-mail: [email protected]

Colin J Brookes (Hartshill, Nuneaton, based). E-mail: [email protected]

Angela Sones (Fradley based). Director of Music at All Saints' Church, Four Oaks. Limited availability on Sundays. Mobile: 07885 783758, or e-mail: [email protected]

Arthur Tipper (Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent, based). Limited availability on Sundays. E-mail: [email protected]

Richard Syner (Burton-on-Trent based). Limited availablilty on Sundays. Tel: 01283 540276 or mibile: 07780516941.


Association Members willing to provide organ tuition

Some members of Lichfield & District Organists' Association are willing to offer organ tuition. Contact the members listed below directly if you are seeking organ tuition:

Angela Sones (Fradley based) Director of Music at All Saints' Church, Four Oaks - mobile: 07885 783758, or e-mail: [email protected]


Vacancies in local area

St Mark's Church, winshill, Burton-on-Trent

St Mark's Church, Winshill, Burton-on-Trent seeks a new organist. The commitment is for weekly 10.45am Sunday services, plus occasional Sunday evening services and weekly choir practice. Verstility and willingness to play keyboard for our alternative evening services would be a bonus but not essential. Paid/honorarium position.

Contact: Revd Philip Bosher on 01283 749050.

St James, Hill, Mere Green

Director of Music required for St James, Hill, Mere Green. Download full job specification. Looking also for temporary cover until December for the 10.30am Sunday service, and if possible choir practice. Contact the vicar Revd Daniel Ramble by phone: 01213080074/07530973238, or via e-mail: [email protected]

Holy Trinity Parish Church, Sutton Coldfield

Holy Trinity Parish Church seeks an Organist and Music Director from 1st January 2018. Committed Anglican preferred. Our town centre Grade-1 listed building attracts many weddings each year as well as large-scale services for civic and other occasions. Our musical style is wide-ranging. We have a robed choir (occasionally in an informal 'uniform', together with an ad hoc band of instrumentalists). The main Sunday 10am service is usually Holy Communion with provision for children. Occasional evening and special weekday services. Remuneration commensurate with RSCM rates.

Enquiries and application pack from the Rector, Revd John Routh: [email protected]. Website:www.htsc.org.uk

St Bartholomew, Wednesbury

St Bartholomew's, Wednesbury, seeks an Organist. The organ is a three manual pipe organ rebuilt in 1980 by Hawkins of Walsall Wood, and regularly maintained by Nicholson & Co. Worcester. RSCM rates. For further information contact the Churchwarden Malcolm Dainty by e-mail: [email protected]


Organ and organist organisations

Incorporated Association of Organists - www.iao.org.uk

Royal College of Organists - www.rco.org.uk

The Organ Club - www.organclub.org

Organists Online - www.organistsonline.org


Organ technical organisations

National Pipe Organ Register - www.npor.org.uk

British Institute of Organ Studies - www.bios.org.uk


Midlands sister organists associations affiliated to the IAO

Birmingham Organists' Association - www.bhamorgan.org.uk

Coventry & Warwickshire Organists Association - sites.google.com/site/covwarksorganists

Derby & District Organists' Association - www.derbyorganists.co.uk

Leicester & District Organists' Association - www.ldoa.org.uk

North Staffs & District Organists' Society - www.iao.org.uk/nsdos

Worcestershire Organists' Association - www.worcestershireorganists.org


Other musical organisations

Royal School of Church Music - www.rscm.com

Royal College of Music - www.rcm.ac.uk

Royal Academy of Music - www.ram.ac.uk


Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral - www.lichfield-cathedral.org


Organ recitals and concerts listings

Organ Recitals.com - www.organrecitals.com

Concert diary.com - www.concertdiary.com


Organ publications

Organists' Review - www.organistsreview.com

The Organ - www.theorganmag.com


Free organ music scores

The International Music Scores Library Project is a very useful source of free out-of-copright organ music scores - www.imslp.org


Local organ recitalists

Martyn Rawles, Organist & Assistant Director of Music at Lichfield Cathedral - e-mail: [email protected]

Cathy Lamb, Director of Outreach at Lichfield Cathedral School - e-mail: [email protected]

Peter Morris, Walsall Borough Organist and Director of Music at St Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton - e-mail: [email protected]

Paul Carr - www.paulcarr.co.uk

Keith Hearnshaw - www.keithhearnshaw.co.uk