The Edinburgh Society of Organists
The Edinburgh Society of Organists

Meetings and Events

2021-2022

 

Saturday 2 October 2021 2.30 p.m. The Parish Church of St Cuthbert, Lothian Road
The Elgar Society and ESO Joint Meeting focusing on Elgar’s Organ Sonata in G Op. 28. Dr Martin Firth will talk about the sonata before Dr John Kitchen performs it in The Parish Church of St Cuthbert, Edinburgh. 
Contact: John Kitchen;  j.p.kitchen@btinternet.com
 
 
Tuesday 16 November 2021 7.30pm:  Palmerston Place Church
Andrew Caskie, managing director of Nicholson & Co. organ builders, will take us on a tour of the inside of an organ, explaining how organs work, typical forms of mechanism, and how designs have evolved over centuries.
Contact: David Turner;  dm.turner270@gmail.com
 
2022
Saturday 29 January 2.30pm: Astoria Centre, Corstorphine
Visit to see the Ingram cinema organ, including a brief talk.  Coffee and tea will be provided and with an opportunity for some wine. Members are encouraged to bring along their left-over Christmas sweets!
Contact: Malcolm MacRae; malcolm.macrae@hotmail.co.uk 
 
Friday 18 February:  ESO recital and dinner
6.30pm recital in St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral,  to be given by Daniel Cook,   Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral,  finishing at 7.15pm
7.30pm  drinks at the Scottish Arts Club. 8pm  dinner,  followed by after-dinner speech by Daniel Cook.
St Mary's choir will be singing Evensong at 5.30pm that evening, and ESO members are invited to attend that service,  prior to the ESO events.
Contact: John Kitchen;  j.p.kitchen@btinternet.com
 
Saturday 26 March time TBC: The Parish Church of St Cuthbert
Choral Workshop with Frikki Walker, (Director of Music, St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow).
 
Saturday 23 April: Newcastle organ tour
8.00 train from Edinburgh (8.30 also possible).  Organs will include St Nicholas Anglican Cathedral (Nicholson organ); King’s Hall, Newcastle University (Aubertin organ); St Basil’s and St James’s, Fenham (Walker organ).
 
Saturday  21 May at 2pm in St Cecilia’s Hall,  Cowgate
AGM,  followed by harpsichord/organ recital by David Gerrard.
Contact: John Kitchen;  j.p.kitchen@btinternet.com 
 
Virtual Organ Crawl: As we were unable to make any visits  in the syllabus year 2020-21 the Council decided to create a ‘Virtual Organ Crawl’ instead with a series of videos introducing and performing on a number of instruments, particularly those that have not featured in visits by the ESO in recent years. So far we have included Colinton Parish Church, (Norman & Beard, R&D, FPO, II/25); Merchiston Castle School (Ingram/R&D, III/38); Wellington Church, Glasgow (F&A, R&D, Nicholson, III/44), Marchmont House (III/29), and St Stephen’s Parish Church, Comely Bank, (Binns, II/23).  It is hoped to add more in the near future. These videos may be viewed on the Society's YouTube channel.
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