Calderbank organ recital

John Burnett – member of the Lanarkshire Society of Organists – is giving a recital in Calderbank Parish Church ‪on Sunday 25th March at 2.30pm‬

‪All are welcome to come along ‬

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Summer Outing to Kilmun

summer outingMembers and friends of the LSO are travelling “doon the water” on Saturday 3rd June to Kilmun to visit the historic St Munn’s Church and play the famous water organ.  There will be a recital at 3.30pm featuring some members and the resident Kilmun organist, Frank Barclay.   We are travelling via ferry from Gourock over to Dunoon.   If you wish to come along for a lovely day out please do come along.   We are aiming to be at the church by 11am.

LSO MEMBERS TAKING PART ARE:

Ronan McQuade – Ronan has just finished his High School education in Blantyre.  He is organist of St Joseph’s RC Church in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire.  David Hamilton, Keyboard & Collaborative Piano Lecture of Strathclyde University, gives Ronan Lessons.  Ronan has just passed his driving test!  Ronan is the youngest member of the Lanarkshire Society of Organists. Ronan is an exceptionally gifted young man, who has an great ability to extemporise and improvise – we are hugely jealous!

 

Tom White – Tom is the Lanarkshire Society of Organist’s president.  He is organist of the magnificent Cathcart Old Parish Church in Glasgow, home to a fabulous sounding Miller Pipe Organ.  Tom has been organist in Wishaw, and various churches in Lothian for many years.  Outside music Tom trained as a Mental Health Nurse and then worked in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Supply industries. Became a Reiki Master Teacher in 2003 and graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2009 Diploma in Human Givens Psychotherapy and studying to complete the HG Practitioner certificate.

 

Alan Mathew – Alan has been resident organist of Bellshill Central Parish Church for three years, previously serving two large churches in the South Side of Glasgow.   Alan also studied (albeit briefly) with David Hamilton.   He considered a full time career in music, but decided he didn’t like music that much! So, he works for the DWP and looks forward to quality music time usually at the console in church or with the choir.  Alan is the treasurer and web-master of the LSO.

 

Anne Maguire –  Anne is our wonderful secretary.   It was her idea that initially drew us here for our Summer outing!  Anne was organist and choir leader at the Old Parish Church in Lesmahagow for many years.  Before fully withdrawing from that role she was part of a rota of organists for Lesmahagow and Coalburn Churches.  Anne was a primary teacher before retiring.   She spends her time organising her husband (and the LSO) and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 

Mary Smith – our longest serving member of the LSO on this trip today, is a very faithful and reliable deputy for many churches across Glasgow and Lanarkshire.  Mary is a retired Minister’s wife and former teacher.   Mary and her husband Stewart retired to East Kilbride, where they both play an active part in the Old Parish Church.  Mary is a successful student of the Scottish Church Organist Training Scheme (SCOTS for short).  Mary has served as President in previous sessions and has been for a number of years our Press Secretary, making sure our events are well advertised in the local newspapers, and represented us at the Scottish Federation of Organists.

Alfred Hollins 150th Anniversary 

The Friends of the Caird Hall Organ invite you to a special commemorative recital that is to be given in the Caird Hall, Dundee at 7.30 p.m. on 11th September 2015. The event marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Alfred Hollins, the celebrated blind organist and composer who designed the magnificent Caird Hall concert organ.

The recitalist will be the distinguished blind organist, David Aprahamian Liddle (http://davidliddle.org/). He has put together a most appropriate programme that includes pieces by Alfred Hollins (A Song of Sunshine, Morning Song and the Concert Rondo in B flat). There will also be music by William Wolstenholme who, like Hollins, was born 150 years ago and was blind, as well as pieces by Bach, Lemare, Saint-Saëns, and Widor. David will also play several of his own works including compositions based on the Eriskay Love Lilt, the Skye Boat Song and the psalm tune St George’s, Edinburgh (“Ye gates, lift up your heads”), the last of these reflecting Hollins’s long tenure as organist of St George’s Church, Edinburgh.

Tickets (£10, concessions £9, Friends of the Organ £8, students £4) are available from the Caird Hall Box Office: tel 01382 434940, http://www.dundeebox.co.uk.

   
 

The Friends of the Caird Hall Organ invite you to a special commemorative recital that is to be given in the Caird Hall, Dundee at 7.30 p.m. on 11th September 2015. The event marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Alfred Hollins, the celebrated blind organist and composer who designed the magnificent Caird Hall concert organ.

The recitalist will be the distinguished blind organist, David Aprahamian Liddle (http://davidliddle.org/). He has put together a most appropriate programme that includes pieces by Alfred Hollins (A Song of Sunshine, Morning Song and the Concert Rondo in B flat). There will also be music by William Wolstenholme who, like Hollins, was born 150 years ago and was blind, as well as pieces by Bach, Lemare, Saint-Saëns, and Widor. David will also play several of his own works including compositions based on the Eriskay Love Lilt, the Skye Boat Song and the psalm tune St George’s, Edinburgh (“Ye gates, lift up your heads”), the last of these reflecting Hollins’s long tenure as organist of St George’s Church, Edinburgh.

Tickets (£10, concessions £9, Friends of the Organ £8, students £4) are available from the Caird Hall Box Office: tel 01382 434940, http://www.dundeebox.co.uk.

   
 

Organ recital Merrylea Parish Church, Glasgow

Merrylea Parish Church
(Holy Trinity)

Organ Recital
John Burnett
Sunday 22nd June 2014 at 2.30pm

1) Processional – Fanfare on “St Fulbert”​ Philip Marshall

2) Hymn Prelude “I love thee, my Lord”​ George Shearing

3) Choral Fantasy “If thou but suffer God to guide thee”​ Feike Asma

4) Air (from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D)​ J S Bach

5) Prelude & Fugue in B minor (BWV 544)​ J S Bach

6) The Lost Chord​ Arthur Sullivan

7) Folk Song​ Harold Greenhill

8) Exultemus Psalm 81. v 1 –3 (from seven sketches on verses from the Psalms)​ Percy Whitlock​

John Burnett is organist of Merrylea Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Glasgow. He is a native of Coatbridge and a former pupil of Coatbridge High School.

After secondary school he went on to study classical organ at Edinburgh with Philip Sawyer at Napier College. He then studied at the RSAMD with Dr George McPhee and Sir David Lumsden, however he attributes his basic understanding of the instrument from watching and listening to his father play.

To further his interest in church music he moved to East Anglia where he undertook a degree course in Christian Liturgical music and organ performance, during which time he studied organ with the international organist & composer Harrison Oxley and harpsichord with Peter Holman (Parley of instruments)

He enjoys all types and forms of music and in particular is greatly interested in reviving music by neglected composers.

Admission is free but retiring offering in aid of “The Prince and Princess of Wales ‘Brick by Brick Appeal’

As advertised on organrecitals.com – Britain’s largest and most comprehensive organ concerts website

“Scottish Charity Registration No. SC004016

PAISLEY ABBEY MAY 2012

Events in Paisley Abbey in May 2012

Saturday 5th May at 12:30pm
Lunchtime Recital by Abbey Strings
Programme will include music by Haydn and Ravel.
Tickets priced £5 available at the door.

Sunday 6th May at 8pm
Evening recital by Margo Smith (Violin) George McPhee (Organ) & Priscilla Routley (Cello)

Programme
Sonata in F Handel
Partita in Bb Telemann
Chaconne J.S.Bach
Sonata no. 2 in D Buxtehude
Sonata in E Handel

Tickets priced £10 available at the door

Sunday 20th May at 7:30pm
Concert by Paisley Abbey Choir and Glasgow Orchestral Society
Alison Ralston (Mezzo Soprano)
George McPhee (Conductor)

Programme
Overture : The Mastersingers Wagner
The Music Makers Elgar
Christus Vincit MacMillan
This have I done for my true love Holst
Hary Janos Suite Kodaly
Blest Pair of Sirens Parry

Tickets priced £10 available from Abbey Shop and at the door.
Tickets priced £7 (concession) available at the door.