Most venues remain closed, but please check the events page regularly for any online concerts and live concerts as and when the Covid situation allows.
In the meantime, there are regular online sources of organ music available, details Here and videos under the Media menu tab
2021 COS Northern District Convention
The COS has reluctantly, decided not to go ahead with the planned Convention over the August bank holiday weekend, on the advice of District Secretary Richard Stephenson.
The event had originally been planned for August 2020, but was postponed for a year in the expectation that indoor entertainment would be back in normal business again. However, with a reasonable degree of ‘normality’ not expected before late June at the earliest, and with a degree of uncertainty remaining afterwards, by the time the situation is clear, there will not be enough time to make all the necessary arrangements.
COS Newletter and Journal changes
The December 2020 to February 2021 edition of the Newsletter was the the last to appear in the existing format. Going forward it will be combined with the COS Journal (‘Cinema Organ’) to form a new enlarged A4-size magazine with both news and feature articles. An on-line survey of members’ views showed over 90% in favour of the change
Wayne Ivany has retired from the role of Newletter Editor, having been in that role since 2002 when he took over from Tony Moss. The hard work and dedication put in by Wayne in those 18 years is very much appreciated by the COS General Committee, a feeling surely shared by COS members. As a token of that appreciation, Wayne has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Society.
The Journal will continue to be posted to members. Also current and previous editions of the Journal and Newsletters are available for members to read on-line by selecting the ‘Media’ tab on this Website.
The Members Area of this website has now been closed down. Instead, membership facilities, either to join the COS (both online or via post) or to renew an existing membership are available under the “Join Us” menu.
Online copies of Journals and Newsletters plus a large collection of archive material is now available via the “Media” menu. Some of this material is available to everyone, other material is only available to COS members, another good reason to join the COS.