Events

Recitals and events featuring Members of the Society of Women Organists

Musical Pioneers: Women in the Organ World

Tuesday 14th September at 6pm on Zoom

Whatever career you are considering, come and hear how and why five women organists established their careers in a male-dominated environment; after they have spoken briefly they will answer questions.  You don’t have to be a SWO member to attend this free event, so please spread the word; parents and teachers are welcome, too. 

The evening will be chaired by Aine Kennedy, our lively SWO Youth Officer, and the five women are Katherine Dienes-Williams, Organist and Master of the Music, Guildford Cathedral; Anna Lapwood, Director of Music at Pembroke College, Cambridge; Sarah MacDonald, Fellow and Director of Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge; Ghislaine Reece-Trapp, composer, recitalist, and teacher at Highgate School, and Anne Marsden Thomas, founder-director of an organ school and author of 23 books for student organists.


Please email your interest to societyofwomenorganists@gmail.com and we will send you a Zoom link just before the event.

 

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Saturday 25 September 3-4pm

Eleanor Carter plays at St Andrew’s URC, Richmond Hill, Bournemouth  BH2 6JJ

Admission Free

 

Saturday September 25 2021, 19.30-20.30

Cathy Lamb

Hargrave, Church Road, Wellingborough, NN9 6BQ. Accompanist for the Hargrave Collective

 

Sunday September 26 2021, 15.00-16.00

Cathy Lamb

Hargrave Festival Organ Recital, Hargrave Road, Wellingborough NN9 6BQ

 

Saturday October 2 2021, 11.0-12.00

Cathy Lamb

Organ Recital StMary’s Stafford ST16 2BB

 

Saturday, 9th October 2021, 6pm

The Church of King Charles the Martyr, Tunbridge Wells

Fiona Brown in recital: elegance, exuberance and romance from Austria, France, Germany and Spain;  music from the 17th to the 20th century (including Bach, Franck, Mendelssohn and Messiaen).

Admission free, retiring collection http://kcmtw.org/music/concerts/

Sunday 10th October 2021, 6pm

St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Beeston, LS11 7AA
Alistair Morgan (cello) and Catherine Harris (organ) play the Vivaldi cello sonatas.

Free entry. https://www.stmaximiliankolbeparishleeds.co.uk/organ-recitals/

Friday October 15 2021, 19.15-20.15

Cathy Lamb

Lichfield Cathedral Organ Recital WS13 7LD

Friday 15 October 2021, 12.30-13.15

Marion Bettsworth gives the lunchtime organ recital.

St Stephen Walbrook, 39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN

Admission is free and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

https://ststephenwalbrook.net/events/

Saturday 16 October 2021, 3.30 pm 

St James’s, Muswell Hill, London N10 3DB

A concert in memory of Jennifer Bate, featuring trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins, organists/conductors Sarah MacDonald, Katherine Dienes-Williams,  Anna Lapwood, Anne Page, Evelyn Tinker, Emily Nott, Imogen Morgan, as well as a professional eight-voice choir.   

Booking details

 

Saturday October 23 2021, 15.00-17.00

Cathy Lamb

Lichfield Cathedral  Seminar- Harmony, Hymns and Health

 

Saturday 30 October 2021, 11.30-12.30

Marion Bettsworth

Organ Recital at St Mellitus Tollington Park Road N4 3AG

A recital showcasing the newly restored organ at St Mellitus, featuring repertoire reflecting the instrument’s fascinating history, including the premiere of a new piece commissioned  by Emmy-nominated composer Nicholas Singer.

Entry by donation which can be given online sg2021event.brite.co.uk

 

Friday 12 November 2021, 12.30-13.15

Marion Bettsworth gives the Friday lunchtime organ concert.

Kendal Parish Church, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AF

Free entry with a retiring collection (proceeds to Organ Restoration Fund).

https://kendalparishchurch.co.uk/concerts/organ-concerts-2021/

Saturday, 27th November 2021, 7.30pm

 

St Philip and St James, Leckhampton, Cheltenham

Fiona Brown goes solo in the 'Little Organ' Mass - Haydn and plays continuo in a concert of Baroque music by Charlton Kings Choral society, to include the Haydn, Magnificat in D - Zelenka and Gloria - Vivaldi

Admission £15 https://www.ckcsonline.org.uk/concerts/ 

Wednesday 15 December 2021, 1.05pm

The Welsh Church of Central London W1W 8DJ

Organ Recital by Rosemary Evans

Admission Free, retiring collection 

Nearest stations: Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road

2022

Wednesday September 8 2022, 12.30-13.15

Cathy Lamb

Organ Recital St Modwen’s, Burton on Trent DE14 1HA

 

Thursday November 25 2022, 12.30-13.15

Cathy Lamb

Christchurch Priory Organ Recital BH23 1BU