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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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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 [...]
Organ Recital: JAMES DRINKWATER
Tuesday 6th September 2022    
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Mark Lee JAMES DRINKWATER Assistant Director of Music and College Organist, Clifton College Bristol
Organ Recital - MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD
Saturday 10th September 2022    
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Matinée Organ Recital series organised by B&DOA member John Davenport Organ Recital by MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD (Marlborough College) Previously Assistant Director of Music at Truro Cathedral, [...]
ORMONDE ENSEMBLE
Tuesday 13th September 2022    
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Mark Lee ORMONDE ENSEMBLE Woodwind Quintet From the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music, London
MARK GATESHILL & HELEN MILLS
Tuesday 20th September 2022    
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Mark Lee MARK GATESHILL & HELEN MILLS Violin & piano Concert recitalists
Somerset Day Trip
Saturday 24th September 2022    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Visits to Downside Abbey, St John's Glastonbury and Wells Cathedral Programme and time TBC
DAVID BEDNALL, organ
Tuesday 27th September 2022    
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunchtime Concert series organised by B&DOA member Mark Lee DAVID BEDNALL Choral Director, Clifton Cathedral & Sub Organist, Bristol Cathedral
BIOS Study Day in Bath
Friday 30th September 2022    
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Celestial Harmonists — Music and the Herschels 2022 marks the bicentenary of the death of Sir William Herschel (1738-2022), remembered chiefly for his many discoveries [...]
Events on Tuesday 30th August 2022
Events on Wednesday 31st August 2022
Organ Recital: MARK LEE
31 Aug 22
Bristol
Events on Tuesday 6th September 2022
Events on Saturday 10th September 2022
Events on Tuesday 13th September 2022
ORMONDE ENSEMBLE
13 Sep 22
Bristol
Events on Tuesday 20th September 2022
MARK GATESHILL & HELEN MILLS
20 Sep 22
Bristol
Events on Saturday 24th September 2022
Somerset Day Trip
24 Sep 22
Events on Tuesday 27th September 2022
DAVID BEDNALL, organ
27 Sep 22
Bristol
Events on Friday 30th September 2022
BIOS Study Day in Bath
30 Sep 22
Bath
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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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