The Edinburgh Society of Organists
The Edinburgh Society of Organists

Meetings and Events

2019-20

 

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; dm.turner270@gmail.com

 

October, date and venue TBC: RECITAL BY JOSEPH BEECH
Joseph will make a return visit to Edinburgh from his new appointment as Sub-Organist of Durham Cathedral.
Contact: Calum Robertson; calumrobertson@hotmail.com

 

Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 7pm, Scottish Arts Club, 24 Rutland Square:
PRESIDENT’S EVENING, ‘FRENCH WINE AND MUSIC’
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; calumrobertson@hotmail.com


Saturday 11 January 2020 at 2.30pm, St Cuthbert’s Church, Lothian Road:
LECTURE/RECITAL BY ANTHONY HAMMOND
‘The forgotten organist’: A talk-demonstration on Léonce de St-Martin and the French Romantic Tradition.
Contact: John Kitchen; j.p.kitchen@btinternet.com

 

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.
Contact: Calum Robertson; calumrobertson@hotmail.com

 

Saturday 4 April 2020 at 2pm, St Cuthbert's Church, Lothian Road:
THE ELGAR SOCIETY AND ESO JOINT MEETING
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; j.p.kitchen@btinternet.com

 

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; john.riley58@blueyonder.co.uk

 

Friday – Sunday 22-24 May 2020: VISIT TO ORGANS IN CAMBRIDGE
John Bryden will lead a visit to various notable instruments in the famous university city, the first visit commencing on the Friday at 4.30pm. Travel and accommodation options will follow in due course.
Contact: Calum Robertson; calumrobertson@hotmail.com

 

Tuesday 26 May 2020: AGM and recital. (Venue, time and recitalist TBC)
Contact: Nicola MacRae; secretary@ESO1913.com

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