The Edinburgh Society of Organists
The Edinburgh Society of Organists

Meetings and Events



Monday 9 September 2019 at 6.30pm, The Chapel, George Heriot’s School: FILM NIGHT

Tonight, we will view a selection of recent DVD releases of organs and organ music. This will include clips from Fugue State Films' productions on the organs of Alkmaar, organs in Nottingham, and will end with a viewing of Graham Barber performing Reubke's Sonata on the 94th Psalm on the magnificent Schulze organ of St Bartholomew's, Armley. Refreshments will follow in the Staff Common Room, itself a place of considerable interest as it was the pupil refectory in the 17th century.
Contact: David Turner;


Saturday October 26 2019, 11.00 am, Church of the Sacred Heart, Lauriston Place:
Joseph will make a return visit to Edinburgh from his new appointment as Sub-Organist of Durham Cathedral. Prior to the recital, from 10.00am, there will be opportunity for members to try the recently installed instrument.

Contact: Calum Robertson;


Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 7pm, Scottish Arts Club, 24 Rutland Square:
Our president explores French wines and clarinet music, looking at different regions of France and talking about the different wines of the regions as well as the composers.
Contact: Calum Robertson;

Saturday 11 January 2020 at 2.30pm, St Cuthbert’s Church, Lothian Road:
‘The forgotten organist’: A talk-demonstration on Léonce de St-Martin and the French Romantic Tradition.
Contact: John Kitchen;


Saturday 15 February 2020: ESO RECITAL AND DINNER.
Recital by Colin Walsh at St Stephens Centre, Stockbridge at 6pm, followed by dinner at the Scottish Arts Club, 24 Rutland Square. NB The dinner must be booked in advance.
Contact: Calum Robertson;


Saturday 4 April 2020 at 2pm, St Cuthbert's Church, Lothian Road:
This meeting, organised jointly by the Scottish branch of the Elgar Society and the ESO, will focus on Elgar's magnificent Organ Sonata in G Op. 28.  The Elgar specialist Dr Martin Firth will give a talk about the sonata which will then be
performed by John Kitchen.
Contact: John Kitchen;


Saturday 18 April 2020: VISIT TO ORGANS IN NEWCASTLE
This visit will include a varied selection of instruments, including those of St Nicholas’s Anglican Cathedral, the new Aubertin organ in Newcastle University, and St John’s, Grainger Street. A full list of venues and timings will follow in due course.
Contact: John Riley;



Tuesday 26 May 2020 at 7.30pm, Palmerston Place Church: AGM and RECITAL by David Gerrard. 
Contact: Nicola MacRae;

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