2022 COS Northern District Convention

We are now taking bookings for our 2022 Northern Convention. We have two changes to the original itinerary.

Pierre Fracalanza pulled out his replacement is now Mark Herman who makes his Northern UK debut at Saltaire. For many years conventioneers have been asking for a visit to Stockport Town Hall, I am pleased to report thanks to our friends at the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust we will get to hear Richard Hills at the Publix 1 Wurlitzer the only one to come to the UK. Recent tonal work and alterations to the winding have been done by Robert Balfour-Rowley I understand it is sounding better than ever.

Please try and support this convention, it’s a chance to hear fine organists, organs, visit different venues, enjoy good food and to renew friendships. We look forward to welcoming you.

Convention Registrar
Richard Stephenson

Further details and a link to the booking form Here

The last ever organ concert at Eden Grove Methodist Church Hall will take place in May. The hall, in Filton, Bristol, is to be closed, so the Compton is seeking a new home.

From the Rialto, Leytonstone in 1927, the augmented organ went to St Mary’s, Hornchurch in 1976, until Byron Jones installed it at Eden Grove in the early 2000s.

As one cinema organ is silenced, another one is due to play in public for the first time since 2011.

Thanks to Cannock Chase Organ Club, the Mighty Gordon Craig Christie Organ will have its grand re-opening on 15th of September 2022 where their four ‘Organists on Parade’ will entertain.

Further details at https://www.cinema-organs.org.uk/event/stevenage/

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