Glasgow conference on the 15th and 16th May is cancelled due to COVID-19
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” …..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…
We just love a good Come and Sing, and look to hold at least one each session.
Details of our April 2020 come and sing are noted below and if you would like to register on line please use the online form below. Your details will be securely transferred to our secretary, Anne Maguire, and she will be in touch to confirm.
Rehearsal is at 12noon.
There will be ample opportunity to have breaks and you are encouraged to bring along a light snack. Tea/Coffee and Juice will be available.
Invite your friends along for the 4pm performance!
ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE
Saturday 15th February 1pm
For those of you who are considering coming to Calderbank on Saturday:
The heating is booked and the urn will be on for teas and coffees! Calderbank Church is on the main street immediately opposite the Primary School. There is sufficient parking if you turn in the church gate to the wee car park and access to the building will be via the hall door up the ramp from the car park. Looking forward to seeing those who are able to come.
Our next syllabus event takes place on Saturday 15th February
We’ll visit two different churches only a few miles apart with two totally contrasting organs.
11.00am – St Francis Xavier Church is located at Taylor Avenue, Carfin ML1 5AL
1pm – Calderbank Church is located at 14 Main Street, Calderbank, ML6 9SG
The Borders Guild of Organists host this much sought after event on 22nd February in the splendid surroundings of The Old Parish Church of Peebles. We would urge to to book to be part of this wonderful event, and even think about your children, grand-children, nieces and nephews!
This January the Lanarkshire Society of Organists are hosting a service at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Bellshill Central Parish Church.
The Evening will feature lots of Songs of Praise, led by the mighty Hilsdon Organ of Bellshill Central Church, with it’s organist Alan Mathew as Director of Music.
On Friday’s 17th and 24th January at 7.15pm there will be choir practices for those wishing to be part of an Ecumenical Choir to help lead our praise. If you are interested in this please contact Alan via the form below.
Glasgow University Memorial Chapel
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 1.10-1.50pm
Praise Song Barry Jordan (b. 1957)
Two Fugues on BACH (2 & 3) Robert Schumann (1810-56)
Concert pour orgue, Op. 56, No. 2 Feliks Nowowiejski (1877-1946)
Barry Jordan was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in 1957. He studied at the University of Cape Town from 1976 to 1979 and again from 1985 – 1986, then in Vienna and in Lübeck, where he completed his Konzertexamen in the class of Prof. Martin Haselböck at the beginning of 1988, followed by the “B” and “A” church music diplomas in 1992 and 1994.
Almost immediately thereafter he was appointed as Organist and choral director of Magdeburg Cathedral, and took up his post there in August 1994. He has a busy schedule as recitalist in Germany and abroad, and is also active as a composer. From 2003 until 2006 he was also lecturer in organ at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig. In November 2004 he received the honorary title of Kirchenmusikdirektor.
Semester 1 organ concerts
Wednesdays at 1.10-1.50
Except the celebrity concert with Thomas Trotter on
Friday, November 8 at 6pm
Friday, November 8, 6pm, Celebrity Recital
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 J S Bach
Méditation Maurice Duruflé
Prélude et fugue sur le nom d’Alain Maurice Duruflé
Walking Song Kevin Volans
Sonata in G major Edward Elgar
November 13 Kevin Bowyer
Festival of North American Organ Music, 2
Introduction, Adagio and Fugue (2009) Ralph Fisher (1948)
Peace, Be Still (2011) Paul Lombardi (b. 1973)
Organ Toccata (1971) Dean Drummond (1949-2013)
November 20 William Hutcheson (Glasgow)
Grand Chorus in March Form Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
Fantasia in G major, BWV 572 J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Communion L.J.A. Lefébure-Wély (1817-1869)
Rondo in G Andre Kneval (b. 1950)
Pastorale (Psalm 23:1) Percy W. Whitlock (1903-1946)
In Party Mood Jack Strachey (1894-1972)
Postlude alla Marcia Ernest Halsey (1876-1939)
November 27 Samuel Prouse (Glasgow)
Overture to St Paul Mendelssohn arr. Best
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 J S Bach
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 J S Bach
Les Enfants de Dieu ‘La Nativité du Seigneur’ Olivier Messiaen
Choral 3 in A minor Cesar Franck
Glasgow University Memorial Chapel
Celebrity Organ Recital
Music by J S Bach, Maurice Duruflé, Kevin Volans and Sir Edward Elgar
“Thomas Trotter is rightly regarded as one of the most brilliant concert organists currently on the world stage. …. A virtuoso’s virtuoso, he harnesses his immaculate technique and musicianship to serve every aspect of the music.”
The American Organist
Friday November 8th at 6pm Admission Free
Funding by the Ferguson Bequest.
Professor Thomas Ferguson (1900-1977), Henry Mechan Chair of Public Health
(1944-64), bequeathed his estate to the University, with the instruction that the money should be used to foster the social side of University life.
For future concerts, see organrecitals.com
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