The Scottish Federation of Organists




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FOR SALE - Viscount Cadet 31-S(27) electronic organ

2 61-note manuals plus 27-note straight radiating pedal board.
31 rocking tablet (tram-ticket) stops with 110 alternative voices.
5 styles - English, Baroque, Symphonic, Romantic 1 and Romantic 2.
6 temperaments
Light Oak coloured woodwork.

Offers are invited around 4,000

Please contact Roger Wilson on roger@wilsonfortingall.co.uk
(uploaded Tuesday 16th October 2018)

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Aberdeen & District Organists' Association - Friday 16 November 2018, 7.30 pm

Celebrity Organ Recital by Mark Duthie in St Andrew's Cathedral, Aberdeen

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Glasgow Society of Organists - Saturday 17 November 2018, 2.00 pm
[Note the correct date is 17 November not 24 Novenmber as previously listed]

Celebrity Organ Recital by Martin Baker, Westminster Cathedral in Church of Christ the King, KIngspark, Glasgow, G44 5AP.
(rescheduled from March 2018)

For further details please consult the GSO syllabus page by clicking here.

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Stirling and District Society of Organists - Saturday 17 November 2018, 2.30 pm

Talk on Baroque with Alex Christie at Craigmailen Church, Bo'ness

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Borders Guild of Organists and Church Musicians - Saturday 24 November 2018, 2.00 pm

A  celebration for St Andrew's Day with psalms and Gaelic music followed by traditional refreshments of shortbread, scones, oatcakes and cheese in St Peter's Church, Peebles.

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Tuesday 27 November 2018, 7.30 pm

President's Evening - At Home with John Kitchen.  Members are invited to Dr Kitchen's home for a musical evening featuring his Lammermuir organ, two harpsichords and square piano.  Refreshments, including wine, will follow the music.

[In case of this evening being overbooked a second eveing will be held on the evening before or evening after.]

Contact John Kitchen on j.p.kitchen@btinternet.com

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Lanarkshire Society of Organists - date in December to be confirmed

Organ Crawl with Christmas Lunch

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Glasgow Society of Organists - Saturday 12 January 2019, 2.00 pm

Scottish Historical Organ Trust (SHOT) - Organs in Stately Homes with Chris Bragg and Matthew Hynes in St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art, Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0RH.

For further details please consult the GSO syllabus page by clicking here.

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Borders Guild of Organists and Church Musicians - Saturday 12 January 2019, 7.00 pm

A concert for Epiphany by the choir of St Andrew's and St George's West Parish Church, Edinburgh, directed by Brigitte Harris in Peebles Old Parish Church

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Aberdeen and District Organists' Association - Friday 18 January 2019, 7.30 pm

Annual Dinner in the Copthorne Hotel, Huntly Street, Aberdeen

Speaker: Donald T Maclagan, The Hymns and Hymn Tunes of William D Maclagan

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Stirling and District Society of Organists - Saturday 19 January 2019, 2.30 pm

Organ Registration with Kevin Duggan at Holy Trinity, Stirling

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Tayside Organists Society - Tuesday 29 January 2019, 7.30 pm

Talk & Demonstration on Lutheran Chorales by Tom Wilkinson in St Andrew's Parish Church, King Street, Dundee

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Glasgow Society of Organists - Tuesday 5 February 2019, 6.00 pm

Part of the Choral Contemplations series dedicated to Andrew Graham Service in Glasgow University Chapel, G12 8QQ.

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Stirling and District Society of Organists - Saturday 16 February 2019

Annual Lunch

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Aberdeen and District Organists' Association - Saturday 23 February 2019, 2.00 pm

Desert Island Voluntaries by ADOA Members in St Mary's Episcopal Church, Carden Place, Aberdeen

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Glasgow Society of Organists - Saturday 2 March 2019, 2.00 pm

Organ Recital by Chris Nickol in Shettleston Old Parish Church, Glasgow, G32 9AH.

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Tayside Organists Society - Tuesday 5 March 2019, 7.30 pm
(event rescheduled from 2018)

A musical prgramme presented by Robin Bell and pupils of St Leonard's School, St Andrews in Dundee West Church, Perth Road, Dundee

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Borders Guild of Organists and Church Musicians - Saturday 9 March 2019, 10.30 am for 11.00 am

Choir Repertoire - a guide to a singig repetoire in Lauder Kirk

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SFO Committee Meeting - Saturday 16 March 2019, 2.00 pm

Half-yearly SFO committee meeting within a location in Perth still to be confirmed.  The meeting starts at 2.00 pm promply and the aim is to finish by 4.00 pm thus allowing committee members to avail themselves of public transport home  if required.

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Stirling and District Society of Organists - Saturday 16 March 2019, 2.30 pm

Dunblane Handbell Ringers at Dunblane Cathedral Halls

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Tuesday 19 March 2019, 7.30 pm

Our Hymnody - an illustrated talk exploring our hymn tradition by Michael Harris in St Giles' Cathedral.

Contact Michael Harris on musicstgiles@gmail.com

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Tayside Organists Society - Wednesday 20 March 2019, 7.00 pm

Combined meeting with Fife Electronic Organ Society

Steve Hubble plays his superb Yamaha set-up in St Columba's Parish Church, Glenrothes KY6 1BN

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Aberdeen and District Organists' Association - Saturday 23 March 2019, 2.00 pm

Organ Recital by Members of the ADOA in St Mary's Chapel, Blairs, Aberdeen

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Glasgow Society of Organists - Saturday 6 April 2019, 2.00 pm

AGM followed by
Scottish Churches Organist Training Scheme (SCOTS) with Andrew McIntosh and Douglas McBay in St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art, Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0RH, (basement room).

Refreshments to follow

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Stirling and District Society of Organists - Saturday 20 April 2019, 2.30 pm

Samba and Extras venue to be confirmed

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Aberdeen and District Organists' Association - Saturday 27 April 2019

Spring Outing to St Sylvester's, Elgin, Holy Trinity, Elgin and St Peter's, Buckie

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Saturday 27 April 2019

Visit to organ in Fife - details will be be advised later.

Contact Sheila Chisholm on sheilachis28@gmail.com

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59th SFO Annual Conference - Friday and Saturday 3rd and 4th May 2019

Hosted by the Edinburgh Society of Organists and based in the Old Town of Edinburgh.

On Friday evening Come and Sing Messiah in the High Kirk of Edinburgh (Saint Giles'), High Street, with Les Shankland and The Chapter House Singers.  On Saturday morning at 9.30 am come to Saint Cecilia's Hall, Cowgate, for the AGM and an opportunity to view the historic instument collection there and enjoy a talk and demonstration by Dr John R Kitchen, Edinburgh City Organist, Edinburgh University Organist and Director of Music at Old Saint Paul's Scottish Episcopal Church.

Lunch will follow and then Conference will end with a unique special Conference Evensong in Old Saint Paul's Scottish Episcopal Church which lies just between Jeffrey Street and the Royal Mile, under the direction of SFO twice past-president and four times celebrity recitalist Dr John R Kitchen.

All locations are within easy walking distance.

Contact Nicola MacRae on secretary@eso1913.com

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Aberdeen and District Organists' Association - Monday 13 May 2019, 7.30 pm

Annual General Meeting in Craigiebuckler Church, Aberdeen

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Stirling and District Society of Organists - Saturday 18 May 2019, 10.30 am

AGM at St Andrew's West Church Falkirk followed by event in Christ Church Episcopal Church, Falkirk

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Tayside Organists Society - Tuesday 28 May 2019, 7.30 pm

Annual General Meeting of the Society in St James's Church Hall, Broughty Ferry.

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Tuesday 28 May 2019, 7.30 pm
(NOT Saturday as published in the Syllabus)

AGM in Palmerston Place Church of Scotland with recital by Jordan English, Assistant Organist, St Giles' Cathedral.

Contact Nicola MacRae on secretary@eso1913.com

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Borders Guild of Organists and Church Musicians - Saturday 1 June 2019, 2.00 pm

AGM and organ concert by Henry Jeffrey in Langholm Parish Church

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Edinburgh Society of Organists - Saturday 8 June 2019

Barge Trip on the Union Canal

Contact Iain Mackinnon on 0131 312 8027

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Borders Guild of Organists and Church Musicians - date towards the end of June 2019 to be confirmed

Summer Outing - The BGO members go east!

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60th SFO Annual Conference - Friday and Saturday 15th and 16th May 2020

Hosted by the Glasgow Society of Organists.

Details are to follow but planned participants are John Butt and Kevin Bowyer and the main recital is planned to be on the Hill organ of St Bride's Episcopal Church, Kelvinside.

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