The Cinema Organ Society was formed in 1953 by organist Hubert Selby and enthusiast Tony Moss. In the early years members would meet in cinemas up and down the country for live music events, but with organs in Cinemas being removed the Society ended up buying three to ensure that the sound of the Cinema Organ would continue. Alongside its own instruments, members of the Society have helped to save, restore and install other instruments up and down the country.
Becoming a member of the Cinema Organ Society will mean you will help keep the sounds of the Cinema Organ continue for future generations
What the COS is about
Live music events at our organ venues featuring world class artists playing a range of music you will know and love no matter what your tastes.
Four publications a year keeping you in the loop with information and articles for all aspects of Cinema Organ.
An extensive archive full of photos, audio and documents has been amassed over many years and is accessible to members to look at in the flesh and online.
We are a society and many friendships have been made through our common interest. Everyone is made welcome at every event and we always encourage new faces.
Workshops and tuition on the playing and maintenance of the instruments is provided by a number of experts both formally and informally.
Although not part of the Society, Scotland has it’s own group
|Vice Presidents||John Smallwood, John Leeming|
|General Secretary||Malcolm Phillips|
|Midlands & Wales District Secretary||Gordon Whitehouse|
|Northern District Secretary||Richard Stephenson|
|Southern District Secretary||Damon Cox|
|Membership Secretary||David Shepherd|
|Journal Editor||Michael Carter|
|Media Co-ordinator||Position Vacant|
|Technical Officer||Robert Balfour-Rowley|
|Musical Advisor||Richard Hills FRCO|
|Sales Officer||Simon Field|
|General Archivist||Nigel Laflin|
|Recordings Officer||Richard Stephenson|