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12/08/2022 in News

Lunchtime Concert in Pilning

Christopher Kent, organist and musicologist, is giving a lunchtime concert at St. Peter's Pilning at 1.30pm on Saturday 3rd September.
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09/08/2022 in News

Two Manual Digital Practice Organ available

Wyvern Cathedral series “Salisbury” digital organ available A recently deceased members family are looking to rehome the persons home practice organ, ideally with a student or other keen player where…
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Welcome to our President

John Marsh was inducted at the AGM held on Saturday 11th June at St Pauls, Bedminster. He is shown accepting the badge of office from retiring president John Davenport. With AGM business over it was a pleasure to enjoy live music at the Edgar Joyce memorial concert, reinstated after a break caused by the pandemic. Read on for more about the new president’s plans for the year.

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B&DOE & Related Events

We have a full calendar of organ and music related events, predominately in the Bristol area.

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Organ Recital: STEPHEN WHITE
Tuesday 2nd August 2022    
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Mark Lee STEPHEN WHITE Director of Music, St Thomas Episcopal Church, Battle Creek, MI
Organ Recital: MARTYN RAWLES
Wednesday 3rd August 2022    
1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Jonathan Price MARTYN RAWLES (Lichfield Cathedral) Music by J S Bach, Clara Schumann and Graeme Koëhne Admission is [...]
Organ Recital: JOHN STUNTEBECK
Tuesday 9th August 2022    
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Mark Lee Organ Recital: JOHN STUNTEBECK Organist, St Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle, WA
Organ Recital: JED HUGHES
Wednesday 10th August 2022    
1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Jonathan Price JED HUGHES (Leipzig) Buxtehude Prelude in A minor, Bach Trio Sonata in G, and Mendelssohn Prelude [...]
Presidents Day in Bath
Saturday 13th August 2022    
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
REVISED PROGRAMME: Unfortunately we are unable to have the arranged access to Bath abbey organ after evensong as the building is to remain open to [...]
Organ Recital: PAUL CARR
Tuesday 16th August 2022    
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Mark Lee PAUL CARR Organist, St Bartholomew's, Penn, Wolverhampton
VICTORIA BREMNER and JONATHAN PRICE
Wednesday 17th August 2022    
1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Jonathan Price VICTORIA BREMNER (Soprano) and JONATHAN PRICE (Piano) Songs from Light Opera and Broadway, including Gilbert & [...]
Organ Recital : CLAIRE HOBBS
Saturday 20th August 2022    
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Matinée Organ Recital series organised by B&DOA member John Davenport Organ Recital by  CLAIRE HOBBS (Bristol) Entry is free with retiring collection Matinée starts at [...]
ELEANOR WATTS & DORA SEATON
Tuesday 23rd August 2022    
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Mark Lee ELEANOR WATTS, mezzo soprano and DORA SEATON, piano Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Organ Recital : JONATHAN PRICE
Wednesday 24th August 2022    
1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Jonathan Price Organ Recital by JONATHAN PRICE (Christ Church City) JS Bach “9/8” Prelude and Fugue in C [...]
TOMOS OWEN JONES & AMY REYNOLDS
Tuesday 30th August 2022    
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Mark Lee TOMOS OWEN JONES & AMY REYNOLDS Baritone and piano Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Organ Recital: MARK LEE
Wednesday 31st August 2022    
1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Jonathan Price Organ Recital by MARK LEE (Bristol Cathedral) Featuring music by Bruhns, César Franck and Henry Smart [...]
Events on Tuesday 2nd August 2022
Organ Recital: STEPHEN WHITE
2 Aug 22
Bristol
Events on Wednesday 3rd August 2022
Organ Recital: MARTYN RAWLES
3 Aug 22
Bristol
Events on Tuesday 9th August 2022
Events on Wednesday 10th August 2022
Organ Recital: JED HUGHES
10 Aug 22
Bristol
Events on Saturday 13th August 2022
Presidents Day in Bath
13 Aug 22
Bath
Events on Tuesday 16th August 2022
Organ Recital: PAUL CARR
16 Aug 22
Bristol
Events on Wednesday 17th August 2022
Events on Saturday 20th August 2022
Organ Recital : CLAIRE HOBBS
20 Aug 22
Clifton
Events on Tuesday 23rd August 2022
ELEANOR WATTS & DORA SEATON
23 Aug 22
Bristol
Events on Wednesday 24th August 2022
Organ Recital : JONATHAN PRICE
24 Aug 22
Bristol
Events on Tuesday 30th August 2022
Events on Wednesday 31st August 2022
Organ Recital: MARK LEE
31 Aug 22
Bristol
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Gillingham Concert for Ukraine

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Amongst other musicians, featured organists are David Briggs (virtual), Jonathan Hope, Keith Hearnshaw, and Thomas Trotter, with Crispin Steele-Perkins, trumpet.
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About Us

We are a group of about 150 people from the Bristol area who like to share our enjoyment of the organ and its music.

There are no restrictions on membership: it is not necessary to be an organist, as we welcome all who are interested in the organ and its music, whether as players (all levels) or as listeners.

Affiliated to the Incorporated Association of Organists, We aim to promote the organ as an instrument of practical and versatile music making in church, chapel or concert hall.

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