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)

Organ recital at St Mary’s SEC Hamilton


On Monday 19th August we are hosting a 45 minute organ recital by Shrewsbury Abbey organist Nigel Pursey.  This is one of a series of recitals he is playing during his End2End Cycling and Organ Playing challenge, cycling the 990 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats with recitals at four stage end points.  This challenge is to raise funds for the Shrewsbury Abbey Organ Appeal  –  the Abbey’s fine 1911 Hill organ needs restoring and completing and money has still to be raised fully to fund the work.  Entry is free but there will be a retiring collection.

Auchingramont Road,
Hamilton. ML3 6JT

Cinema Organ concert

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is pleased to host Richard Hills on Thursday 8 August 2019 from 7pm. Richard will be playing the recently restored Compton Cinema Organ. Concert is free but must be booked due to limited spaces by calling ‪01236 638467‬ or emailing mcnairl@culturenl.co.uk stating number of seats.

Paisley Abbey Organ Concert Series


A series of organ concerts featuring four of Scotland’s best known soloists, gets underway in Paisley Abbey on Wednesday 8 May with George McPhee and Robert Wallace on pipes giving a varied programme that will appeal to all tastes.


Each concert starts at 7.30pm and the full programme of the first concert is attached above


The list of concerts is….


Wednesday 8 May, George McPhee and Robert Wallace (pipes)


Wednesday 15 May, Roger Williams (St. Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen)


Wednesday 22 May, Michael Harris (St. Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh)


Wednesday 29 May, John Turner (formerly Glasgow Cathedral)



Tickets for each concert cost £10 and can be purchased at the door.