Advance booking of tickets for COS events (currently only for Saltaire), can be made via this site. For details follow the link for the concert in the Event Calendar or Here.
Because we are a charity, Gift Aid can reclaimed by the Cinema Organ Society from the UK tax you pay for the current tax year if you are a UK taxpayer and you opt to pay a voluntary donation of 10% (or more) in addition to the Standard or Member admission price. By doing so the Society can claim an additional 25% of your total admission and donation price from HM Customs and Revenue
Hawthorne & Lavery Present:
The Phantom of the Opera (1925) UK+ Tour
International award-winning musicians Aaron Hawthorne (organ) and Rosie Lavery (soprano) are taking their highly acclaimed semi-improvised accompaniment to the 1925 silent horror, The
Phantom of the Opera, on the road throughout the UK this autumn. Lose yourself in an unparalleled world of hair-raising live music and the dark twists of a film which had 1920s cinema-goers screaming and running out of auditoriums.
Each performance will include a screening of the 1925 PG classified film and feature Aaron Hawthorne playing the pipe organs unique to each venue which will bring not only the film alive but the entire building too, while the stunning vocals of Rosie Lavery brings a refreshing “human” element to the silent film experience.
Non member email subscription. Obviously we would love any non COS members visiting to this site to become a member. However, for those that are not, you can now subscribe here to receive an occasional email about general matters, such as new recordings and special events. In accordance with GDPR, you can unsubscribe at any time
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, however plans are now in place for 2022.
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.
Details for 2022 Here
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.
Don’t forget there are regular online sources of organ music available on the internet, details Here and videos under the Media menu tab
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.