2018 Programme

Sat 27 January 2018


Organ Taster Day for Pianists

using the Hunter organ at St Paul's Church, Chichester

An opportunity to hear and play the King of instruments, and to find out how it works.

Bring a piano piece to play.

Free entry; refreshments will be provided; Under 18s must be accompanied.

A bursary scheme for starter lessons to be launched from this event. Whilst there is no age restriction, applicants will need to be around Grade 5 standard on the piano, have access to a practice instrument in a local church, and to have the long term aim of playing the organ for services.

Saturday 3 March 2018

IAO London Organ Day

Notre Dame de France, Leicester Square

More information about the IAO can be found on their website. iao.org.uk

Tuesday 15th May 2018


Royal Albert Hall Grand Organ Celebration

For more details about this trip, please contact Malcolm Hawke.

Sunday 20th May 2018


St John the Baptist, Westbourne

Organ recital given by Kyoko Canaway, Organ Scholar of Chichester Cathedral

Saturday 2 June 2018


Organ Workshop for Children

Nick and Sarah Plumley will lead an organ workshop for children from their home at 47 Maltravers Street, Arundel, BN18 9BU. Topics covered will include the playing of the organ, the inside of the organ and how it works, the tuning of reeds on the organ, and the visual aspect of the organ.

Nick is a historian and artist and is the author of several books on organs. He is a retired teacher and has been fascinated by organs both in England and Europe since an early age. Sarah is a teacher of piano and organ and is organist and director of music at St. Nicholas' Church, Arundel. She started learning the organ herself at school at the age of 14 and has been playing the organ in churches ever since.

More details here.

Late July 2018

IAO Festival

The 2018 IAO Festival will be hosted in Peterborough by Stephen Grahl, IAO President and Director of Music of Peterborough Cathedral

For further details, see the IAO website. iao.org.uk

Saturday 13 October 2018


West Sussex Organists' Association AGM at Arundel Cathedral

Light buffet on arrival; organ recital following meeting.

Suggested donation of £1 per glass of wine.