A Christmas Organ Recital

Hello members and friends of the Lanarkshire Society of Organists

First of all we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Our friends at the Coventry & Warwickshire Organists’ Assoc hosted a virtual composite recital. They have shared their recital with us to enjoy since we too can’t meet in person.

Their website can be found here https://www.covwarksorgan.org.uk/home

With grateful thanks to Revd Tony Newnham for being our point of contact and arranging to share this wonderful music with us.


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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…

Glasgow University Memorial Chapel

Glasgow University Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 1.10-1.50pm

Organ Recital

Barry Jordan

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

Thomas Trotter

            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

Thomas Trotter

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.

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Thank you!

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.