A message from the SFO.

A message received 18/03/2020 from the SFO.

This morning the College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church instructed that all services should be cancelled with immediate effect. Early today the Church of Scotland cancelled this year’s General Assembly and in the afternoon the Church of Scotland instructed all congregations that services are to be cancelled from tomorrow until further notice.

Any SFO member who is caused difficulty by this or who has any queries should get in touch with me and I shall attempt to assist in any way I can.

Secretaries, please forward this message on to all your members without delay.

Contact Donald Maclagan, 01540 662431, 07974 935224, donaldmaclagan@scotsorgan.org.uk. 1 Victoria Court, Kingussie, PH21 1HZ.

Best wishes and stay safe,

Important news – Come and Sing


This post will not come as much of a surprise.
After discussion with our Church hosts and with the Lanarkshire Organists committee surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken the decision to cancel the Come and Sing scheduled for Saturday 4th April, at Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland.

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The organist entertains…

“The Organist Entertains” …..EK Old Parish has recently installed a new Allan organ and Allan Hawthorne, a renowned young organist, will give an evening performance on Friday 1 May to entertain and to demonstrate the capabilities of this wonderful instrument. Aaron has promised that “you’ll hear things you’ve probably never heard on a church organ!” Tickets £5 available soon. See https://www.ekopc.org.uk/ for more…

Kay Park Parish Church, Kilmarnock

Organist and Director of Music

Applications are invited for the position of Organist and Director of Music, which is vacant.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented musician interested in developing a wide-ranging church music programme.

The Organist and Director of Music we hope to attract should be a highly qualified, proficient organist and musician. We are seeking to find someone who is approachable and able to work with a wide range of people. They should have a wide breadth of musical experience and be able to demonstrate an ability to work with a choir. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is a willingness to participate in church life and engage with the local community.

Further information about this post is at this link
Organist and Director of Music Info Sheet Master

or from:

Mrs Janet Grant,
Session Clerk,
Kay Park Parish Church,
London Road,
Tel: 01294 213236
E: janetandiangrant@gmail.com

to whom applications for appointment, accompanied by a CV and the names of two referees, should be addressed. The closing date for applications is 22nd November 2019. Interviews will be held on 05th December 2019.

Vacancy Holy Trinity Church, Motherwell

ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP OR REGULAR REMUNERATION available by appointment of the Vestry at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Motherwell. There will be positive support for the right candidate to work on making music a vital part of our weekly celebration and of our strategy for growth and community life locally. Students developing their organ skills or established organists with church experience sought.

On the retirement of present organist; a proficient musician is being sought to support and enhance the Eucharistic liturgy Sunday by Sunday (9.30 service of Holy Eucharist). Opportunities for tuition of young choristers and development of the liturgical repertoire. Present congregational hymnal – Hymns Old and New, and congregational settings of the mass.

The instrument Viscount Envoy 35S has 2×61 Manuals, 35 Stops, & 30 Note Pedalboard providing an impressive sound for the size of building and provides a range of options to make greatest use of skill and virtuosity. Full specification of the organ available on our website.

An appointment is expected to be made during November/December. Are you interested in applying for the post, please send a letter of inquiry with brief CV or make enquiries in first instance by email to the Rector Rev Richard Kilgour MA BD Informal visits and conversation can be arranged. All successful appointments subject to applicable Disclosure Scotland processing.

Email rectorkilgour@gmail.com

Church website holytrinitymotherwell.org.uk

Facebook presence @holytrinitymotherwell

Viscount Envoy 35S Classical Organ With 30 Note Pedalboard & Bench
2×61 Manuals, 35 Stops, 30 Note Radiating Concave Pedalboard, Wood Veneer Tab Console

A ‘Physical Modeling’ based instrument with 35 stops. It has a huge internal library allowing the user to create 4 totally individual voice pallets from classic English through Baroque and Romantic.
■ 2 x 61 note tracker touch keyboards, velocity sensitive for orchestral voices
■ 30 note radiating concave pedal board
■ 35 speaking tilt tab stops with hundreds of alternative voices from internal bank
■ 4 preset organ styles (English , Baroque, Romantic and Symphonic)
■ 4 User defined variable styles
■ 18 alternative temperaments
■ Dark or Light oak real wood veneer with solid wooden roll cover
■ Lighted music rack

■ Swell expression pedal
■ Gt/Ped expression pedal
■ 8 general pistons with 16 memories
■ 2 sequencer +/- pistons
■ Auto pedal and all swells on swell pistons
■ Keyboard inversion and Transposes -6/+5
■ Fully adjustable Tremulants (speed and depth)