The Edinburgh Society of Organists
The Edinburgh Society of Organists

Past Presidents

* denotes deceased

*1913-15 Dr W Baird Ross, F.R.C.O. (Founder)

*1915-16 Dr Thomas H Collinson, F.R.C.O.

*1917-18 Paul della Torre

*1918-19 Dr Alfred Hollins, Hon.F.R.C.O.

*1919-20 Dr A T Lee Ashton, F.R.C.O.

*1920-21 W Martin Hobkirk, Hon.R.C.M.

*1921-22 J S Anderson, B.Mus., F.R.C.O.

*1922-23 James C Lumsden

*1923-24 Dr W Greenhouse Allt, C.B.E., F.R.C.O., F.T.C.L.

*1924-25 Dr Robert McLeod, F.R.C.O.

*1925-26 Dr W Baird Ross, F.R.C.O. (Founder)

*1926-27 J W Cowie

*1927-28 H Walley, F.R.C.O.

*1928-29 Dr G Hermon Allatt, F.R.C.O.

*1929-30 Dr Alfred Hollins, Hon.F.R.C.O.

*1930-31 Arthur Snell

*1931-33 Dr W Greenhouse Allt, C.V.O., C.B.E., F.R.C.O., F.T.C.L.

*1933-35 Ralph T Langdon, Mus.Bac.

*1935-36 W Norman Mellalieu, F.R.C.O., L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M.

*1936-37 Douglas L Hutchinson

*1937-39 Dr W Baird Ross, F.R.C.O. (Founder)

*1939-40 Robert Barrow, F.T.C.L.

*1940-41 James C Lumsden

*1941-42 Marshall M Gilchrist, L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M.

*1942-43 S Webster, Mus.B., F.R.C.O., L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M.

*1943-44 J Bennett McNeill, Mus.Bac., F.R.C.O.

*1944-45 Dr Robert Head, F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M., F.T.C.L.

*1945-46 Dr G Hermon Allatt, F.R.C.O.

*1946-47 Eric Read, M.A.

*1947-48 J Stewart Currie, F.T.C.L.

*1948-49 Dr Eric Smith, F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M., F.T.C.L.

*1949-50 Dr Robert Head, F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M., F.T.C.L.

*1950-51 Douglas L Hutchinson

*1951-52 Herrick Bunney, L.V.O., B.Mus., F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M.

*1952-53 Graham Gould

*1953-55 S Webster, Mus.B., F.R.C.O., L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M.

*1955-57 Dr Eric Smith, F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M., L.R.A.M.

*1957-59 Bryce Gould, senior

*1959-61 Robert P F Lauder, B.Sc., A.M.I.E.E., A.M.I.E.R.E

*1961-63 Ronald I Clark, A.R.C.O.

*1963-65 Herrick Bunney, L.V.O., B.Mus., F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M.

*1965-66 Douglas L Hutchinson

*1966-68 Dr Dennis W Townhill, D.Mus., B.Mus., F.R.C.O., L.R.A.M., A.D.C.M., F.R.S.C.M.

*1968-70 Dr Eric Smith, M.Mus.(R.C.M.), F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M., F.E.I.S., L.R.A.M.

*1970-72 Norman Shires, F.R.C.O., F.T.C.L., L.R.A.M.

*1972-74 Robert P F Lauder, B.Sc., C.Eng., F.I.E.E., M.I.E.R.E.

*1974-76 Tom Sommerville, B.Mus., F.R.C.O., Dip.S.N.A.M., L.R.A.M.

1976-78 John Young, M.A., L.T.C.L.

1978-80 Miss Lindsay Sinclair, L.R.A.M.

*1980-82 Sir Ronald E C Johnson, C.B., M.A.

*1982-84 Dr Dennis W Townhill, D.Mus., B.Mus., F.R.C.O., L.R.A.M., A.D.C.M., F.R.S.C.M.

1984-86 Colin J Tipple, B.Mus., F.R.C.O., A.R.A.M., G.R.S.M., L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M.

*1986-88 Norman J W Cairns, B.A., A.R.C.M.

1988-90 Peter E Backhouse, B.Mus., F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M.

*1990-91 John R Clapperton, M.A., Mus.B., M.Ed., F.R.C.O., L.T.C.L.

1991-92 Vacant

1992-94 Dr John P Kitchen, M.A., B.Mus., Ph.D., F.R.C.O., L.R.A.M.

1994-96 Colin J Tipple, B.Mus., F.R.C.O., A.R.A.M., G.R.S.M., L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M.

*1996-97 Thomas W Laing-Reilly, M.A., B.Mus., F.R.C.O., F.A.G.O., Diplome de la ScholaCantorum

1997-99 Timothy Byram-Wigfield, B.A.(Oxon), F.R.C.O.

1999-2001 Alan Buchan, B.Mus.

2001-03 Dr John P Kitchen, M.A., B.Mus., Ph.D., F.R.C.O., L.R.A.M.

2003-04 Michael D Harris, M.A. (Oxon), PGDipRCM, P.G.C.E., F.R.C.O.(Chm), A.R.C.M.

2004 Matthew Owens, M.A. (Oxon), F.R.C.O

2005-2007 Dr Jeremy Cull, B.A. (Dunelm), M.A., Ph.D.

2007-2009 Sheila E Robertson, B.Mus. (Hons), M.Mus., L.R.S.M., L.T.C.L.

2009-2011 Andrew M Caskie, B.Eng.(Hons)

2011-2013 David M Turner, M.A. (Oxon), A.R.C.O.

2013-2015 Duncan J Ferguson M.A. (Oxon), M.St., F.R.C.O., L.R.S.M.

2015-2017 Michael D Harris M.A. (Oxon), F.R.C.O. (ChM)

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