SFO conference

The 2017 SFO Conference will be hosted by the Borders Guild of Organists and will be held in Abbotsford House and Melrose Parish Church

www.bordersorganists.org.uk

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SFO ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017 PROGRAMME

FRIDAY 5 MAY:
THE BORDERS EXPERIENCE: SCOTT AND MENDELSSOHN, ABBOTSFORD HOUSE

3.00pm Welcome in Ochiltree’s Restaurant, Abbotsford Visitors Centre.
Refreshments served
3.30pm Guided Tour of House and Garden
4.45pm Light refreshments available at Ochiltree
Restaurant
5.15pm Illustrated Lecture in the Library with Cantica Alba: Mendelssohn and the Romantic Spirit
7.00pm Pre-dinner reception
7.30pm three-course Dinner in Ochiltree Restaurant:
Guest speaker Rev Ian Gilmour
9.30pm Closure
Price: £45
Please book early to avoid disappointment as numbers for dinner are limited

SATURDAY 6 MAY: MELROSE PARISH CHURCH (church website) (organ specification)

9.00am Dawn Chorus Singing
9.45am Registration
10.00am Tea/Coffee & biscuits
10.30am Vocal Workshop: leader Frances Cooper
11.15am Rehearsal of the commissioned Conference Anthem
12.00pm Talk by Michael Harris: Romantic Music – Mendelssohn and his contemporaries
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm AGM
2.45pm Short rehearsal of Conference Anthem
3.00pm Organ Recital by Paul Stubbings (website)
4.15pm Short act of worship, singing of Conference Anthem
5.00pm Tea/Coffee – closure of SFO conference
Price: £40

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